Ready At Last…The (Expanded and Revised) Gospel Discography

From Eyeball Productions:

The Gospel Discography 1943-1970 is the culmination of over forty years of research, starting with a column by Cedric Hayes called “Post War Gospel Records” in the fledgling Blues Unlimited magazine in 1963. Cedric was joined shortly afterwards by Bob Laughton, and the work slowly and painstakingly grew into the 1992 publication of Gospel Records 1943-70.

During the fourteen years that have passed since that edition, a wealth of new information and detail has been uncovered, resulting in this thoroughly revised and substantially expanded 658 page incarnation. The listings follow the same format as The Blues Discography, arranged alphabetically by artist and chronologically by session and matrix number. Also included are indexes for artists, song titles, 45/78rpm, LP and CD issues.

This book is essential. ESSENTIAL! Did I mention that it is essential?

Get your copy here:

TBGB thanks Cedric Hayes, Bob Laughton and Bob McGrath for making this new edition available. Not only will it provide information on a greater number of gospel recordings than ever before, but since the earlier edition has been out of print and hard to find for years, more individuals will now be able to gain access to this valuable information.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. Books like these make me happy and sad – happy to see that such research and passion has gone into these volumes, but sad because I’m too poor to buy them all! 🙂

  2. I’ve been waiting for this book to come back into print so I can have it for reference, but I’m afraid I can’t afford it! Guess I’ll start saving up now (or wait and ask for it as a Christmas gift), lol.

  3. “Christmas at the Cathedral” is the “Must” Watch Gospel Concert of the Season

    Mary Mary, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Martha Munizzi, Kurt Carr, Marvin Sapp
    Lift Their Voices to Celebrate the Holidays
    (Los Angeles, CA) MyNetwork TV (the former UPN) is the station to watch on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 9pm Eastern/Pacific for Christmas atthe Cathedral: A Night of 5000 Lights. This is the first Christmas concert showcasing Gospel Music artist to be broadcast on NetworkTV in Primetime.

    Hosted by Comedian George Wallace, the evening of holiday celebration features the voices and musical talents of Gospel Duo Mary Mary, Tye Tribbett and GA, Smokie Norful, J. Moss, Martha Munizzi, Marvin Sapp, R&B and Gospel Legend David Peaston and Rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H. Check your local listings for times. Go to for the station in your area.

    Music Director Kurt Carr has taken several classic holiday standards and infused them with updated arrangements that compliment each of the artists’ voice. Carr says that his goal is to give each performer the opportunity to make the song their own.

    Go behind the scenes via your mobile phone, just text CATC to 68247 or go to on your phone’s internet browser. You’ll get access to artists’ info, their latest projects, photo gallery, CATC game and much more. Standard text rates apply.



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