James McCravy

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, guitar, arranger, composer, lyricist, violin

Notes: Victor ledgers note that Frank and James McCravy were known on the radio as the Sweet Singers of the South.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39638 10-in. 7/8/1927 Bye and bye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-39639 10-in. 7/8/1927 These bones g'wina rise again Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-39640 10-in. 7/8/1927 Jacob's ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39641 10-in. 7/8/1927 Six feet of earth Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39642 10-in. 7/8/1927 Only a rosebud Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-46395 10-in. 12/17/1928 Dip me in the golden sea Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, harmonica, and banjo vocalist  
Victor BVE-46396 10-in. 12/17/1928 Ring them heavenly bells Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, harmonica, and banjo vocalist  
Victor BVE-46397 10-in. 12/18/1928 Trundle bed Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-46398 10-in. 12/18/1928 Hide away Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-46399 10-in. 12/18/1928 Sister Lucy Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-49000 10-in. 12/18/1928 Old-fashioned photograph of mother Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, clarinet, and banjo vocalist  
Victor BVE-53926 10-in. 7/17/1929 Sweet Marie Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53927 10-in. 7/17/1929 Prepare to meet your mother Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53928 10-in. 7/17/1929 Can a boy forget his mother? Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53931 10-in. 7/18/1929 She was bred in old Kentucky Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53932 10-in. 7/18/1929 Down where the cotton blossoms grow Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53933 10-in. 7/18/1929 My old rose Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53938 10-in. 7/19/1929 O think of the home over there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53939 10-in. 7/19/1929 Till we meet again (God be with you) Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-53940 10-in. 7/19/1929 Tell it again Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-55610 10-in. 7/15/1929 The dollar and the devil Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-55611 10-in. 7/15/1929 Keep in the middle of the road Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-55612 10-in. 7/15/1929 What are they doing in heaven? Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, arranger  
Victor BVE-57778 10-in. 12/16/1929 I feel like going on Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Victor BVE-57779 10-in. 12/16/1929 My mother's old Bible is true Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-57780 10-in. 12/16/1929 He cares for our souls, not our sighs Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-57781 10-in. 12/16/1929 I'll be there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, arranger  
Victor BS-73853 10-in. 10/21/1932 Just around the bend (From the rainbow's end) Bud Billings Trio Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W150145 10-in. 3/28/1930 The better home Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W150146 10-in. 3/28/1930 The great judgment morning Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Columbia W150147 10-in. 3/28/1930 The dollar and the devil Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W150148 10-in. 3/28/1930 No more dying Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Columbia W150163 10-in. 4/2/1930 I love you in the same old way (Darling Sue) Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia W150164 10-in. 4/2/1930 Don't forget to drop a line to Mother Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia W150362 10-in. 4/23/1930 Keep it clean Ben Quillian ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150363 10-in. 4/23/1930 Good right on Ben Quillian ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W151994 10-in. 10/31/1931 Holy roll James McCravy ; Ben Quillian ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W151995 10-in. 10/31/1931 House rent drag James McCravy ; Ben Quillian ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W151996 10-in. 10/31/1931 Wigglin' that thing James McCravy ; Ben Quillian ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W151997 10-in. 10/31/1931 Workin' it fast James McCravy ; Ben Quillian ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W151998 10-in. 10/31/1931 Shove it up in there James McCravy ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W151999 10-in. 10/31/1931 Loose me from this woman James McCravy ; Rufus Quillian Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh S-73187 10-in. Feb. 1925 One of God's days Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh S-73188 10-in. Feb. 1925 Nailed to the cross Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh S-73189 10-in. Feb. 1925 The promised land Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh S-73192 10-in. Feb. 1925 We'll understand it better bye and bye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh S-73193 10-in. Feb. 1925 In the hour of trial Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh S-73194 10-in. Feb. 1925 Drifting Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81155 10-in. 7/9/1927 Jacob's ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81156 10-in. 7/9/1927 Hello, Central, give me heaven Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81157 10-in. 7/9/1927 In the shade of the old apple tree Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W81158 10-in. 7/9/1927 I want to be there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and piano vocalist  
OKeh W81159 10-in. 7/11/1927 My Carolina home Southern Melody Artists Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
OKeh W81160 10-in. 7/11/1927 Cheerie-beerie-be (From sunny Italy) Justin Ring's OKeh Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
OKeh W81161 10-in. 7/11/1927 I'll be with you when the roses bloom again Southern Melody Artists Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
OKeh W403850 10-in. 3/26/1930 The better home Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano vocalist, arranger  
OKeh W403851 10-in. 3/13/1930 Will the circle be unbroken Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano vocalist  
OKeh W403852 10-in. 3/13/1930 The resurrection morning Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano vocalist, arranger  
OKeh W403877 10-in. 3/24/1930 When the saints go marching home McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, viola, and guitar songwriter, vocalist  
OKeh W403878 10-in. 3/24/1930 The two lives McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, viola, and guitar songwriter, vocalist  
OKeh W403879 10-in. 3/24/1930 Can a boy forget his mother? McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with violin, viola, and guitar songwriter, vocalist  
OKeh W403977 10-in. 4/23/1930 Leave it there McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W403978 10-in. 4/23/1930 Stand by me McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W403979 10-in. 4/23/1930 I'm homesick for heaven McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
OKeh W403980 10-in. 4/23/1930 Swinging on the Golden Gate McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
Brunswick E27952 10-in. 8/2/1928 Look for me Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with piano, violin, and guitar vocalist  
Brunswick E27972 10-in. 8/3/1928 Beautiful city of God Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with piano, violin, and guitar vocalist  
Brunswick E27924 10-in. 7/30/1928 So may you Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E27925 10-in. 7/30/1928 Haven of rest Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E27928 10-in. 7/31/1928 Ring dem heavenly bells Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E27929 10-in. 7/31/1928 Dip me in the golden sea Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E27930 10-in. 7/31/1928 No hiding place down here (Sister Lucy) Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E27931 10-in. 7/31/1928 Hide away Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick E27938 10-in. 8/1/1928 The old rugged cross Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E27939 10-in. 8/1/1928 No more dying Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27940 10-in. 8/1/1928 Looking this way Frank and James Mccravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27941 10-in. 8/1/1928 The pearly white city Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27942 10-in. 8/1/1928 When I get to the end of the way Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27951 10-in. 8/2/1928 One of God’s days Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27953 10-in. 8/2/1928 The two lives Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27954 10-in. 8/2/1928 The bird with the broken pinion Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27963 10-in. 8/3/1928 When my life work is ended Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27964½ 10-in. 8/3/1928 The vacant chair Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick E27973 10-in. 8/3/1928 Trundle bed Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E28086 10-in. 8/14/1928 The dollar and the devil Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar, mandolin, and harmonica songwriter  
Brunswick E28786 10-in. 12/4/1928 We’ll never say goodbye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E28787 10-in. 12/4/1928 Can a boy forget his mother? Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E28788 10-in. 12/4/1928 My mother’s Bible Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28789 10-in. 12/4/1928 Sing old hymns to me Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28790 10-in. 12/5/1928 The beautiful garden of prayer Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E28791 10-in. 12/5/1928 Susan Jane Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E28792 10-in. 12/5/1928 Cradle’s empty (Baby's gone) Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violins songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick E28793 10-in. 12/5/1928 Daddy Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E28794 10-in. 12/6/1928 Just as the sun went down Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28795 10-in. 12/6/1928 Sweet Marie Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28796 10-in. 12/6/1928 Bird in a gilded cage Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28797 10-in. 12/6/1928 Sweet Genevieve Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28798 10-in. 12/6/1928 Let me hear the songs my mother used to sing Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28799 10-in. 12/6/1928 Sweet Adeline (You’re the flower of my heart) Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E28900 10-in. 12/7/1928 Keep in the middle of the road Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, banjo, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25463-E25464 10-in. 12/7/1927 Jacob’s ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Brunswick E25465-E25466 10-in. 12/7/1927 I shall not be moved Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Brunswick E25507-E25508 10-in. 12/10/1927 Bye and bye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25509-E25510 10-in. 12/10/1927 I want to go there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25511-E25512 10-in. 12/10/1927 Six feet of earth Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25560-E25561 10-in. 12/13/1927 Jacob’s ladder Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25562-E25563 10-in. 12/13/1927 I shall not be moved Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25564-E25565 10-in. 12/13/1927 Leave it there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy vocal duet with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25578-E25579 10-in. 12/13/1927 Mandy Lee Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E25592-E25593 10-in. 12/14/1927 One night as I lay dreaming Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25594-E25595 10-in. 12/14/1927 Will the circle be unbroken Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25596-E25597 10-in. 12/14/1927 When they ring the golden bells Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25610-E25611 10-in. 12/14/1927 Goodbye, little girl, goodbye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E25612-E25613 10-in. 12/14/1927 Love’s old sweet song Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E25614-E25615 10-in. 12/14/1927 Just as the sun went down Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E25676-E25677 10-in. 12/19/1927 De’s bones gwine rise again Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E25678-E25679 10-in. 12/19/1927 When the saints go marching home Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25680-E25681 10-in. 12/19/1927 What are they doing in heaven today James McCravy Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist  
Brunswick E25704-E25705 10-in. 12/20/1927 The church bells are ringing for Mary Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E25706-E25707 10-in. 12/20/1927 Old fashioned locket Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Brunswick E25722-E25723 10-in. 12/22/1927 The trail of the lonesome pine Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E25724-E25725 10-in. 12/22/1927 The sweetest story ever told Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E25726-E25727 10-in. 12/22/1927 Won’t you come over to my house Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E27932-E27932A 10-in. 7/31/1928 Stand by me Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Decca 39286 10-in. 1/29/1935 Get away, old man, get away The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39287 10-in. 1/29/1935 By the old swinging bridge The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39288 10-in. 1/29/1935 Only a rose bud The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39289 10-in. 1/29/1935 On the good old Santa Fe The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39290 10-in. 1/29/1935 That silver haired Daddy of mine The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39291 10-in. 1/29/1935 Just around the corner The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39296 10-in. 1/29/1935 When I take my vacation in heaven The Mack Brothers vocalist  
Decca 39297 10-in. 1/29/1935 My mother's evening prayer The Mack Brothers vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCravy, James," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114573.

McCravy, James. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114573.

"McCravy, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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