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Smith’s Sacred Singers

Smith’s Sacred Performers were an beginner “shape-note” performing group led by J. Frank Smith, a Methodist instructor located in Braselton, GA. Fairly little is well known concerning this group, which endured many workers adjustments in its decade-long documenting profession, with Smith portion as the primary continuous. At their initial recording program in Atlanta on Apr 23, 1926, Smith’s Sacred Performers documented a coupling released on Columbia 15090-D, “Picture from Life’s Various other Side” coupled with “Where We’ll Hardly ever GET OLD.” This became the biggest-selling gospel item in the Columbia 15000-D series, and was the initial record to contact off a pastime in documenting rural gospel music for the main record brands. Smith’s Sacred Performers continuing with Columbia through 1929, and transferred to Bluebird for another circular of information in 1934 and 1935. Entirely, Smith’s Sacred Performers made just a little over 100 sides, a lot of which marketed well and presented towards the catalog sacred materials that might be recorded over and over by subsequent decades of Southern gospel performers.

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