Martin and Morris Music Company Papers

Dates: 1905-1960
Size: 1 linear foot (3 archival document cases)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628
Collection Number: 2003/14
Provenance: Brenda McGlohon, then head of the Humanities Department at Woodson Regional Library, purchased gospel sheet music from Martin and Morris Music, Inc., in 1986 and 1988, using funds donated by the Friends of Woodson Regional Library. In 2003 she transferred this sheet music to the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
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Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Martin and Morris Music Company Papers [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
Processed by: Jeanie Child, supervised by Michael Flug, September 2014

Biographical Note

Sallie Martin (1896-1988)

Sallie Martin, often called the “Mother of Gospel Music,” promoted gospel music through her singing career, her gospel music publishing, her civil rights activism, and her international philanthropy during the “golden age” of gospel. A co-founder in 1933 of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, she was the first to tour as gospel soloist throughout the United States, and she formed one of the first all-female gospel singing groups. Martin's life spans the transformation of popular gospel music from hymn-like jubilee singing in African American Baptist and A.M.E. churches to a “sanctified” gospel sound with clapping, vocal embellishments, shouting, and stepping or dancing. Martin's evangelistic gospel ministry moved from church choir singing to radio ministry, extensive touring, and recording.

Born on November 20, 1896 in Pittsfield, Georgia, Martin's short childhood ended before high school when she commenced work as a babysitter, domestic worker, and laundry laborer in Atlanta. Although her family had followed Baptist worship, in 1916 she joined a Holiness church and experienced a new kind of “sanctified” church singing. After moving to Cleveland in 1917 with her husband, she settled in Chicago around 1927; they divorced in 1929. Martin found work in a local hospital and sang as a soloist in a number of church venues, including pentecostal congregations, where she was received with enthusiasm.

Martin had heard about Thomas A. Dorsey's work promoting gospel church choir programs, and in the early 1930s she determined to join his new gospel chorus at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Hearing her audition, Dorsey was moved by Martin's evangelistic fervor but disliked her rough, untrained vocal style with its shouting, stepping “sanctified” accompaniments. He first refused to feature her as soloist because she could not read music and showed no interest in learning, but he shortly realized that most gospel singers learned all their music by ear. In 1933 Martin sang her first solo with the Pilgrim Baptist chorus. By 1937 she performed regularly on WLFL radio with Dorsey's University Gospel Singers.

Sallie Martin commenced traveling around the country, establishing dozens, possibly hundreds, of new gospel choirs and selling new Dorsey songs, so prolific that they then were called “dorseys.” A gifted organizer, Martin co-founded the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses along with Dorsey, Theodore R. Frye, and several other gospel musicians. Through annual regional conferences in various regions of the U.S., the Convention promoted gospel music and promulgated the new songs written by Dorsey and his colleagues. In 1932 Sallie Martin became its vice-president and remained in office the rest of her life. In 1933 she turned her energy to assisting Dorsey with his publishing company, Dorsey House of Music. Martin was much more effective than Dorsey at marketing Dorsey's compositions, primarily by sending gospel groups on tour to sing the new songs in churches and at conventions. She also understood the importance of bookkeeping and inventory control, and quickly both made and saved Dorsey money. However, Martin was outspoken, confrontational, even abrasive, and she and Dorsey struggled to maintain their working relationship.

A new opportunity arose when Martin took an interest in Rev. Clarence H. Cobb's First Church of Deliverance, a spiritualist church that attracted a number of gifted gospel musicians. Rev. Cobb introduced her to Kenneth Morris, who was then director of First Church of Deliverance's gospel music program and also organist and pianist. Morris was a gospel composer, and he worked as music arranger for publisher Lillian M. Bowles' House of Music. Like Martin, Morris worked for a publishing company owned by another, and was looking to start his own business. Both Dorsey and Rev. Cobb encouraged Martin and Morris to form their own company, and Rev. Cobb provided financial assistance. In 1940 the Martin and Morris Music Company, Inc., opened its doors and did not close them until 1993 after Martin's and Morris' deaths.

Like Dorsey, Morris needed Sallie Martin to help oversee the business' financial operation, hire staff, manage the inventory, and especially to market the music. To promulgate Martin and Morris' catalog she formed the Colored Ladies Quartet, America's first all-female gospel singing group (soon renamed the Sallie Martin Singers). Her daughter Cora Martin, and Ruth Jones, later known as Dinah Washington, were early members along with Brother Joe May when the group expanded. Martin and Morris' profits soared, despite the growing competition to gospel publishing by radio and the recording industry.

In 1948 Martin moved to California and established an outpost to handle Martin and Morris business on the West Coast. In 1950 the company was renamed Martin and Morris Studio of Music, with more focus on the teaching of music. In the mid-1950s Sallie Martin “retired” from touring, but continued her other active roles in the business. In 1959 she purchased the catalog of Lillian M. Bowles' House of Music and added it to Martin and Morris' offerings. Martin’s song “Great Day (When Jesus Christ Was Born)” was published in 1961.

The 1960s saw a culmination of the Civil Rights Movement that had grown out of some of the very churches that created gospel music. Sallie Martin actively supported Martin Luther King in his work, and extended her support overseas to Nigeria's struggle for independence as well. In the 1970s Martin finally retired from publishing. Kenneth Morris bought her out in 1973, and she disbanded the Sallie Martin Singers in 1975. However, she continued to assist Thomas A. Dorsey's gospel ministry in the 1980s.

The 1980 film Say Amen Somebody features Sallie Martin reminiscing about her life in gospel music. Sallie Martin died on June 18, 1988 in Chicago.

Kenneth Morris (1917-1989)

Kenneth Morris was a promoter of gospel music, a prolific composer of over 300 gospel songs, and music arranger of hundreds of gospel songs composed by other musicians. His arrangement of “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” (1940, composer unknown) was his most popular. Morris with Sallie Martin co-founded one of the largest U.S. gospel publishing houses, Martin and Morris Music, Inc. of Chicago. A pianist and organist, he popularized the electric Hammond Organ to accompany gospel singing.

Morris was born in Jamaica, New York, to John and Ettuila (White) Morris on August 28, 1917. Raised by an older aunt, he received piano lessons at a very early age. By the time he was eleven, he was “always in church” and could substitute for his Sunday School pianist. At thirteen he was jamming with local impromptu jazz sessions and by the time he was sixteen he had put together his own jazz band and was arranging music for it. He attended the Manhattan Conservatory of Music for two years but dropped out at age seventeen due to the expense. Instead he focused on supporting himself through his popular band playing.

In 1934 the Kenneth Morris Jazz Band was invited to play at the “Century of Progress” world's fair in Chicago. But the pressure of outdoor concerts, held day and night, caused his health to deteriorate, possibly into tuberculosis. He withdrew from the band and remained in Chicago to recuperate. Then came a fortuitous opportunity, when Chicago music publisher Lillian M. Bowles (Bowles' House of Music) lost her company's arranger, Charles Henry Pace (gospel pioneer, arranger of “Stand By Me,” and founder of Pace Jubilee Singers). Bowles, who did not write music, needed an arranger who could transcribe a creator's original idea into readable music. Hearing of Morris' arranging skills, she offered him the job. From 1937 to 1940 Morris worked with Bowles and met such greats as Thomas A. Dorsey and Theodore R. Frye.

His work at Bowles' produced a meeting with Rev. Clarence H. Cobb of the First Church of Deliverance. Cobb installed Morris as choir director and organist. Cobb published Morris' first score, “Heaven Bells,” a jubilee-style song with call-and-response and a simple message, and distributed it through First Church of Deliverance. In 1939, when the church needed a new organ, Morris recommended that Cobb acquire the newly-developed electric Hammond Organ. The Hammond became wildly popular with gospel choirs and a fixture in the genre.

By 1940 Morris was eager to leave his position at Bowles' and form his own company and publish his own songs. Simultaneously, at Pilgrim Baptist Church Thomas A. Dorsey's business partner Sallie Martin hoped to establish her own publishing business. Rev. Cobb encouraged Morris and Martin to co-found their company Martin and Morris Music and he provided financial help to launch it. Although Morris' own goal simply was to compose or arrange and distribute the new gospel songs to choirs throughout the country, Martin and Morris Music achieved unheard-of financial success through Sallie Martin's effective marketing of the company's extensive catalog.

Morris arranged and published the work of hundreds of other gospel composers as well as African American hymns and spirituals—a first in Black gospel publishing. His own compositions introduced new musical forms, such as innovative chords and alternatives to call-and-response and a bass line for quartet singing that nodded to Sallie Martin's renowned deep voice. He understood that many gospel singers had no formal musical training and did not read music, and so his arrangements provided a solid framework for the accompanying pianist upon which singers could interpret, embellish, or improvise. Morris also kept busy giving music lessons, an important part of Martin and Morris' mission and a major source of income. He was active in both the National Baptist Convention and the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses; ironically he was never granted membership in the Association for Negro Musicians because that body did not recognize gospel in its musical lexicon. Kenneth Morris died February 1, 1989.

Historical Note

The Martin and Morris Music Company (1940-1993)

The Martin and Morris Music Company, Inc., co-founded by Sallie Martin and Kenneth Morris, became the oldest continuously operating Black gospel music publisher in the United States, and one of the largest. Several African American publishers shared Chicago's gospel music market during the “golden age” of gospel, including Robert Anderson's Good Shepherd Music House in Gary, Indiana; the Roberta Martin Studio of Music (1939); Theodore R. Frye (1948); Dorsey House of Music; and Lillian M. Bowles' House of Music. But Martin and Morris Music Company alone actively solicited and published not only its owners' compositions but hundreds of songs from both new and established gospel composers. James Cleveland, Alex Bradford, Dorothy Love Coates, William Herbert Brewster, Lucie E. Campbell, and Sam Cooke are just a few of the most well-known. In the 1940s and 1950s Martin and Morris Music installed agents throughout the country to sell music and sent the Sallie Martin Singers on the road to promulgate the music at church choirs and conventions. The Martin and Morris Music Company was also critical to the spread of gospel music because, until the 1960s, white-owned businesses refused to handle Black gospel music.

The firm was located at 43rd Street and Indiana Avenue in the heart of Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, close to many of the other gospel publishing houses. It provided a popular gathering place for gospel musicians both locally based and on tour. Because the company provided an extensive program of music lessons, it was alternately named Martin and Morris Music Studio Teaching School. During its last two decades the company ceased publishing new compositions while it maintained a large mail order business. Related musical literature was added to the catalog. As Kenneth Morris said, “If it's in music, we have it . . . . We carry everyone's catalog—if it's religious.” After Morris' death in 1989, his wife Necie handled the business until she closed it in 1993.

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Scope and Content

The Martin and Morris Music, Inc., Papers comprise some 250 gospel songs and song collections (song books) which represent a small portion of Martin and Morris Music's catalog of the hundreds of gospel works it published or distributed from 1940 until it was dissolved in 1993.

The material consists of 220 gospel music song scores printed individually, and nearly 50 collections, in songbook form, each containing up to several dozen songs. Most of the songs scores are chorus scores, generally close scores, arranged for four parts with or as part of keyboard accompaniment. Most materials date from 1932 to 1979. The bulk of the music was arranged by Kenneth Morris and published by Martin and Morris Music; about two dozen of these works were composed by Morris himself. Nearly 40 items were written and published by Thomas A. Dorsey. Gospel music leaders William Herbert Brewster and James Cleveland account for several dozen more songs. The remaining composers represent the pantheon of gospel composers active during the “golden age” of gospel.

Unless indicated otherwise in this finding aid, compositions were arranged by Kenneth Morris, including his own works, and published by Martin and Morris Music, Inc. (or variations of that name). Thus, scores with no publisher identified were published by Martin and Morris. Names of all other composers, arrangers, and publishing houses are given here when possible. The researcher should however note the exception that all songs listing Thomas A. Dorsey as composer were also published by Dorsey House of Music. A few songs are described as “distributed” by either Martin and Morris or by another publisher; this information is included wherever possible.

The material in this collection has been divided into two sections: individual sheet music; and song book collections. Individual sheet music is found in Box 1, folders 1-100; Box 2, folders 1-102; and Box 3, folders 1-18, arranged by song title. Box 3 (folders 19-47 only) contains the song book collections, also arranged by title in alphabetical order.

Many gospel singers' names were changed during their musical careers. Names of a composer in this collection can vary from composition to composition. When possible, the preferred author name is given here, along with the name as it appears on the composition.

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Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 “All Alone,” by G.T.Byrd, published by Thomas A. Dorsey, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 “All In The Plan Of Salvation,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1934
Box 1 Folder 3 “All My Help,” by Rev. C. [Cleophus] Robinson, 1964
Box 1 Folder 4 “Almighty God,” by Lucile Pope, 1964
Box 1 Folder 5 “Am I Living In Vain?” by E. [Elbernita] “Twinkle” [“Twinkie”] Clark, 1982
Box 1 Folder 6 “Angels Keep Watching Over Me,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1954
Box 1 Folder 7 “Around God' s Throne,” by S. [Sullivan] Pugh, 1964
Box 1 Folder 8 “At The Meeting Around The Throne,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1973
Box 1 Folder 9 “A Brighter Day Ahead,” by Margaret Aikens [Aikens-Jenkins], published by Aikens Publishers, 1958
Box 1 Folder 10 “But This I Pray, Oh Lord Remember Me,” by Myrtle Jackson, 1944
Box 1 Folder 11 “Call Him By His Name,” by L. Barbee, 1963
Box 1 Folder 12 “Cert'n'ly Lord” and “You Must Have That True Religion,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1945
Box 1 Folder 13 “Christ Is Alive,” by Rev. C. [Cleophus] Robinson, 1968
Box 1 Folder 14 “Christ Is All,” by Kenneth Morris, 1946
Box 1 Folder 15 “Climbing Up On the Rough Side of the Mountain,” by Rev. F.C. Barnes, 1983
Box 1 Folder 16 “Climbing Up The Mountain” and “If You Miss Me Here” (Medley), traditional, published by Martin & Morris, 1965
Box 1 Folder 17 “The Day is Past and Gone,” traditional, published by Thomas A. Dorsey, undated
Box 1 Folder 18 “Diamonds From the Crown of the Lord,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1953
Box 1 Folder 19 “Did'nt [Didn't] It Rain,” by Lucy Matthews [Lucy Smith Collier], 1965
Box 1 Folder 20 “Dig a Little Deeper in God's Love,” by Kenneth Morris, 1947
Box 1 Folder 21 “Does Jesus Care,” by Kenneth Morris, 1972
Box 1 Folder 22 “Down On My Knees,” by H.J. Ford, 1944
Box 1 Folder 23 “Dwell In Me (Get In Me),” by George Jordan, 1978
Box 1 Folder 24 “Ev'ry Day Will Be Sunday By And By,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1947
Box 1 Folder 25 “Farther On Up the Road,” by Dr. Wm. H. [William Herbert] Brewster, published by Ward's House of Music, 1953
Box 1 Folder 26 “The Finishing Line,” by Dorothy Love [Coates], 1959
Box 1 Folder 27 “Forgive my Sins, Forget, and Make me Whole,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1938
Box 1 Folder 28 “A Follower Of Christ,” by J.W. Harris, 1980
Box 1 Folder 29 “Glory, Glory, Since I Laid My Burdens Down,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1967
Box 1 Folder 30 “God Answers Prayer,” by Virginia Davis and Theodore R. Frye, 1946
Box 1 Folder 31 “God Be With You,” by Artelia W. Hutchins and Thomas A. Dorsey, published by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1940
Box 1 Folder 32 “God Can't Fail,” by Prof. Charles Taylor, published by Savoy Music Co., Inc., 1960
Box 1 Folder 33 “God Cares,” by Evangelist Rosie Wallace, 1965
Box 1 Folder 34 “God Is Already Here,” by Marvin Anderson, distributed by Sallie Martin's House of Music, 1970
Box 1 Folder 35 “God Is An Unfailing God,” by C. Moore, 1967
Box 1 Folder 36 “God Is God,” by Clara Ward, 1960
Box 1 Folder 37 “God Is Still On The Throne,” by Roberta Martin, 1959
Box 1 Folder 38 “God Leads His Dear Children Along,” by G.A. Young, published by Theodore R. Frye, 1943
Box 1 Folder 39 “God Specializes,” by Gloria Griffin, 1958
Box 1 Folder 40 “Goin' Down To The River,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1966
Box 1 Folder 41 “Grace is Sufficient,” by James Cleveland, 1958
Box 1 Folder 42 “Great Day (When Jesus Christ Was Born),” by Sallie Martin, 1961
Box 1 Folder 43 “Hallelujah 'Tis Done,” by Eddie Williams, 1961
Box 1 Folder 44 “He Answers Me,” by Kenneth Morris, 1946
Box 1 Folder 45 “He Is Risen For He's Living In My Soul,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1941
Box 1 Folder 46 “He Knows Just How Much You Can Bear,” by Phyllis Hall and by Roberta Martin, published by Roberta Martin Studio of Music, 1941
Box 1 Folder 47 “He Said He Would And He Did,” by H. Johnson, 1975
Box 1 Folder 48 “He That Believeth (Shall Have Everlasting Life),” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1958
Box 1 Folder 49 “He Touched Me Nothing Has Been the Same,” by Jessy Dixon, 1968
Box 1 Folder 50 “He'll Wash You Whiter Than Snow,” by Cora Martin, 1954
Box 1 Folder 51 “He's A Friend of Mine,” by Kenneth Morris, 1943
Box 1 Folder 52 “He's Already Done (What He Said He Would Do),” by Robert Sims, 1958
Box 1 Folder 53 “He's Keeping Me Alive,” by Melvin Gonnigan, 1956
Box 1 Folder 54 “He's Right On Time,” by Dorothy Love [Coates], 1953
Box 1 Folder 55 “He's So Wonderful,” by Virginia Davis, published by Theodore R. Frye, 1947
Box 1 Folder 56 “He's Sweet I Know,” by A. Jackson, published by Christian Service, 1938
Box 1 Folder 57 “Hide Me In Thy Bosom,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1939
Box 1 Folder 58 “Hide Me, Jesus, in the Solid Rock!” by Effie Mason and Thomas A. Dorsey, 1939
Box 1 Folder 59 “Hold Me (Please Don't Let Me Go),” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1958
Box 1 Folder 60 “Holy Ghost (Don't Leave Me),” by Marian Williams, 1959
Box 1 Folder 61 “How About You?” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1941
Box 1 Folder 62 “How Far Am I From Canaan,” by Rev. W. [William] Herbert Brewster, 1946
Box 1 Folder 63 “How I Got Over,” by Rev. C. [Clarence] H. Cobbs [Cobb], 1936
Box 1 Folder 64 “How Many Times,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1940
Box 1 Folder 65 “How Much More Of Life's Burden Can We Bear?” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1947
Box 1 Folder 66 “I Can't Turn Around,” by Kenneth Morris, 1953
Box 1 Folder 67 “I Come To Praise Him,” by M. Hollins, 1968
Box 1 Folder 68 “I Don't Feel No Ways Tired,” by Curtis Burrell, 1978
Box 1 Folder 69 “I Get a Blessing Everyday,” by James Cleveland, 1980
Box 1 Folder 70 “I Have a Friend Above All Others,” by Virginia Davis, published by Theodore R. Frye, 1945
Box 1 Folder 71 “I Have Something Within Me,” by Kenneth Morris, 1959
Box 1 Folder 72 “I Know He Lives In Me,” by A.E. [Alex E.] Bradford, published by Bowles Music House and Book Store, 1952
Box 1 Folder 73 “I Know I've Been Changed,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1975
Box 1 Folder 74 “I Know Prayer Changes Things,” by Robert Anderson, 1947
Box 1 Folder 75 “I Must Tell Jesus,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1944
Box 1 Folder 76 “I Need Jesus On My Journey,” by Cleavant Derricks, published by Sallie Martin's House of Music, 1949
Box 1 Folder 77 “I Shall Wear A Golden Crown,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1964
Box 1 Folder 78 “I Stood On the Banks of Jordan,” by Rev. James Cleveland, 1964
Box 1 Folder 79 “I Thank the Lord,” by Kenneth Morris, 1944
Box 1 Folder 80 “I Tried Jesus and I Know,” by Sallie Martin, 1946
Box 1 Folder 81 “I Want A Double Portion Of God's Love,” by Doris Akers, 1947
Box 1 Folder 82 “I Want To Be Dear Lord Just What You Want Me To Be,” by Kenneth Morris, 1944
Box 1 Folder 83 “I Was Glad When They Said to Me,” by James Herndon, 1964
Box 1 Folder 84 “I Will Move On Up A Little Higher,” traditional, arranged by Virginia Davis and Theodore R. Frye, 1948
Box 1 Folder 85 “I Won't Be Back No More,” by James Herndon, 1962
Box 1 Folder 86 “I'd Trade A Lifetime,” by C.R. Bradley, 1967
Box 1 Folder 87 “If Everybody Was Like Jesus,” by Rev. Cleophus Robinson, 1972
Box 1 Folder 88 “If I Can Just Make It In,” by Kenneth Morris, 1943
Box 1 Folder 89 “If We Never Needed the Lord Before, We Sure Do Need Him Now,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1943
Box 1 Folder 90 “(If You Don't Believe) That's Alright With Me,” by Dorothy Love Coates, 1972
Box 1 Folder 91 “I'll be caught up to meet Him in the air,” by Clarence E. Hatcher, 1944
Box 1 Folder 92 “I'll Do His Will,” by Rev. James Cleveland, 1975
Box 1 Folder 93 “I'll Fly Away,” by Albert E. Brumley, undated [1932]
Box 1 Folder 94 “I'll Make It Home Someday,” by George Jordan, 1970
Box 1 Folder 95 “I'll Make It Somehow,” by Alma Androzzo, 1950
Box 1 Folder 96 “I'll Overcome Someday,” by Atron [J.] Twigg, revised by Kenneth Morris, 1945
Box 1 Folder 97 “I'm Glad About It,” by Inez Andrews Gibbs [Inez Andrews], 1964
Box 1 Folder 98 “I'm Blessed,” by Richard Littlejohn, 1977
Box 1 Folder 99 “I'm Going To Follow Jesus,” by Kenneth Morris, 1949
Box 1 Folder 100 “I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing about in my Song,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1941
Box 2 Folder 1 “I'm Going To Move On Up A Little Higher,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1947
Box 2 Folder 2 “'I’m Going To Walk Right In And Make Myself At Home,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1938
Box 2 Folder 3 “(I'm Holding On) I Won't Let Go Of My Faith,” by Dorothy Love Coates, 1964
Box 2 Folder 4 “I'm Just A Sinner Saved By Grace,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1937
Box 2 Folder 5 “I'm Looking For A Miracle,” by E. [Elbernita] “Twinkie” Clark, 1981
Box 2 Folder 6 “I'm Mighty Grateful,” by George Jordan, 1970
Box 2 Folder 7 “I'm On The Right Road Now,” by M. Roberson, 1963
Box 2 Folder 8 “I'm Waiting For Jesus, He's Waiting For Me,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1945
Box 2 Folder 9 “In the Upper Room With Jesus,” by Lucie E. Campbell, published by Lucy Campbell-Williams [Lucie E. Campbell],1946
Box 2 Folder 10 “It Don't Cost Very Much,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1954
Box 2 Folder 11 “It Is No Secret (What God Can Do),” by Stuart Hamblen, published by Duchess Music Corp., 1950 (photocopy only)
Box 2 Folder 12 “It Is Thy Servant's Prayer A-men,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1952
Box 2 Folder 13 “It Pays To Serve Jesus,” by Frank C. Huston, 1971
Box 2 Folder 14 “It's A Highway To Heaven (Walking Up The King's Highway),” by Mary Gardner and Thomas A. Dorsey, 1954
Box 2 Folder 15 “It's All In The Plan Of Salvation,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1934
Box 2 Folder 16 “It's So Wonderful To Know Jesus Is Mine,” by Ralph H. Goodpasteur [GoodPasteur], [published by First Church of Deliverance], 1955
Box 2 Folder 17 “It's Wonderful To Live for Jesus,” by Rev. Chas. A. Craig, Jr., [published by First Church of Deliverance], 1967
Box 2 Folder 18 “I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice,” by Harrison Johnson, published by Sallie Martin's House of Music (formerly Bowles') 1969-1971
Box 2 Folder 19 “I've Got a New Born Soul Since the Holy Ghost Took Control,” by James Cleveland, published by Roberta Martin Singers, 1954
Box 2 Folder 20 “I've Weathered The Storm,” by R. Moore, published by Clara Ward Publications, 1958
Box 2 Folder 21 “Jesus,” by Mary Lou Coleman [Parker], 1948
Box 2 Folder 22 “Jesus Be A Fence Around Me,” by Sam Cooke, 1960
Box 2 Folder 23 “Jesus Has Traveled On This Road Before,” by Kenneth Morris, 1948
Box 2 Folder 24 “Jesus Has Brought Me All The Way,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1950
Box 2 Folder 25 “Jesus Is The Light,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1938
Box 2 Folder 26 “Jesus Is The Only One,” by Kenneth Morris, 1949
Box 2 Folder 27 “Jesus Is The Ruler of My Life,” by Kenneth Morris, 1944
Box 2 Folder 28 “Jesus Met The Woman At The Well,” by J.W. [James Woody] Alexander, 1949
Box 2 Folder 29 “Jesus Prayed for You and I,” by Lettice Guest, 1944
Box 2 Folder 30 “Jesus Was The One,” by Sammy Lewis, 1951
Box 2 Folder 31 “Jesus Will Be With Me In My Dying Hour,” by Kenneth Morris, undated [“copyright” only]
Box 2 Folder 32 “Jesus Will Fix It,” by Albertina Walker, 1960
Box 2 Folder 33 “Joy Will Come In The Morning,” by Jessy Dixon, 1966
Box 2 Folder 34 “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” Special Arrangement by Kenneth Morris, 1946
Box 2 Folder 35 “Just Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones,” by Dorothy Norwood, 1961
Box 2 Folder 36 “Just Like He Said He Would,” by James Cleveland, 1960
Box 2 Folder 37 “Keep Me Ev'ry Day,” by Emmet S. Dean and F.L. [Franklin Lycurgus] Eland, arranged by Thomas A. Dorsey, undated
Box 2 Folder 38 “King Jesus Will Roll All Burdens Away,” by Kenneth Morris, 1947
Box 2 Folder 39 “Lead Me, Guide Me,” by Doris Akers, distributed by Simmons and Akers, 1955
Box 2 Folder 40 “Let God Abide,” by Alex Bradford, 1952
Box 2 Folder 41 “Let Us Go Back To the Old Landmark [Land Mark],” by Rev. W. [William] Herbert Brewster, published by Sallie Martin's House of Music (formerly Bowles'), 1949
Box 2 Folder 42 “Let Us Run (While The Sun Is Shining),” by J. [John] Sellers, 1954
Box 2 Folder 43 “Life Is Just One Step,” by Rev. W. [William] Herbert Brewster, published by Ward's House of Music, 1961
Box 2 Folder 44 “The Little Wooden Church on the Hill,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1949
Box 2 Folder 45 “Look For Me In Heaven I'll Be There,” by Kenneth Morris, 1944
Box 2 Folder 46 “(Long As I Got Him) I Don't Need Nobody Else,” by Calvin White, 1966
Box 2 Folder 47 “Lord, Bring Me Down,” by S. [Sullivan] Pugh, 1968
Box 2 Folder 48 “Lord, Do It For Me,” by Rev. James Cleveland, 1967
Box 2 Folder 49 “Lord, Don't Let Me Fail,” by Margaret Aikens [Aikens-Jenkins], published by M. & M. Aikens, 1962
Box 2 Folder 50 “Lord, Don't Move the Mountain (But Give Me Strength To Climb It),” by Doris Akers, distributed by Simmons and Akers, 1958
Box 2 Folder 51 “Lord, Help Me To Hold Out,” by Rev. James Cleveland, 1974
Box 2 Folder 52 “Lord I've Tried,” by Rev. W.H. [William Herbert] Brewster, 1945
Box 2 Folder 53 “Lord, Keep Me Day By Day,” by E. [Eddie] Williams, 1959
Box 2 Folder 54 “Lord, When I've Done The Best I Can, I Want My Crown,” by E.E. Franklin, published by Thomas R. Frye, 1945
Box 2 Folder 55 “The Lord Will Make A Way Some How,” includes “I Want Jesus On the Road I Travel,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1943
Box 2 Folder 56 “The Love of God,” by Leroy Crume, 1958
Box 2 Folder 57 “Mary Don't You Weep,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1959
Box 2 Folder 58 “May the Work I've Done Speak For Me,” by S. [Sullivan] Pugh, 1969
Box 2 Folder 59 “Meet Me At The River,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1962
Box 2 Folder 60 “Meeting Tonight,” by Dorothy Norwood, 1957
Box 2 Folder 61 “Most of All I'm Going Home To See My Lord,” by Kenneth Morris, 1948
Box 2 Folder 62 “My Hope Is Built (Solid Rock),” by Wm. B. [William Batchelder] Bradbury and Edward Mote, 1955
Box 2 Folder 63 “My Sweet Home,” by Margaret [Wells] Allison, 1960
Box 2 Folder 64 “Never Alone,” traditional, arranged by Virginia Davis, published by Theodore R. Frye, 1951
Box 2 Folder 65 “No Cross, No Crown,” by Rev. James Cleveland, 1964
Box 2 Folder 66 “No Other Help I Know,” by Roberta Martin, 1961
Box 2 Folder 67 “O God, The Hope Of Our Lives,” by William A. Johnson and Sidney F. Johnson, 1978
Box 2 Folder 68 “Oh, Happy Day,” by P. [Philip] Doddridge and E. [Edward] F. Rimbault, 1957
Box 2 Folder 69 “Old Ship of Zion,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, includes “Peace, It's Wonderful,” 1950
Box 2 Folder 70 “The Only Hope We Have,” by Margaret Aikens [Aikens-Jenkins], published by M. & M. Aikens, 1960
Box 2 Folder 71 “Only the Crumbs,” by Dr. William H. [Herbert] Brewster, published by Ward's House of Music, 1954
Box 2 Folder 72 “Only What You Do For Christ Will Last,” by Raymond Rasberry, 1963
Box 2 Folder 73 “Open Our Eyes,” by Leon Lumpkins, 1959
Box 2 Folder 74 “Packing Up,” by Donald Love and Clara Ward, published by Clara Ward Publications, 1957
Box 2 Folder 75 “Please Be Patient With Me,” by Sim Wilson, Jr., 1980
Box 2 Folder 76 “Praise Ye the Lord,” by Lucie E. Campbell, undated (published by “owner”)
Box 2 Folder 77 “Pray For Me,” by Rev. Cleophus Robinson, 1956
Box 2 Folder 78 “Prince of Peace (A Christmas Masterpiece),” by Clara Ward, published by Ward's House of Music, 1953
Box 2 Folder 79 “Pure Gold,” by Rev. W. [William] Herbert Brewster, published by Clara Ward Publications, 1958
Box 2 Folder 80 “Reach Out And Hold To His Hand,” by George Jordan, 1971
Box 2 Folder 81 “Ready To Serve The Lord,” by Cassietta George, 1961
Box 2 Folder 82 “Rise Up and Walk,” by Leon Lumpkin [Lumpkins], 1959
Box 2 Folder 83 “Roll, Jordan, Roll,” by P. David and L. Herman, 1958
Box 2 Folder 84 “Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody,” by Alex Bradford, 1960
Box 2 Folder 85 “Save A Seat For Me,” by P. [Percell] Perkins, 1956
Box 2 Folder 86 “Saved,” by James Cleveland, published by Roberta Martin Studio of Music, 1955
Box 2 Folder 87 “Search Me Lord,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1948
Box 2 Folder 88 “Searching,” by Dorothy Norwood, 1965
Box 2 Folder 89 “Serving The Lord (Will Pay Off Afterwhile),” by Willie Morganfield and Sammy Stevens, 1971
Box 2 Folder 90 “Singing In My Soul,” by Thomas A Dorsey, 1946
Box 2 Folder 91 “Sit At His Feet and Be Blessed,” by Jessy Dixon, 1965
Box 2 Folder 92 “Some Day,”, by C.A. [Charles Albert] Tindley, 1905
Box 2 Folder 93 “Some Glad Happy Day,” by Kenneth Morris, 1947
Box 2 Folder 94 “Something Within,” by L.E. [Lucie E.] Campbell, published by Campbell and Williams, 1950
Box 2 Folder 95 “Sometimes,” by Kenneth Morris, 1953
Box 2 Folder 96 “Step To Jesus,” by George Jordan, 1970
Box 2 Folder 97 “Surely God Is Able,” by Rev. W. [William] Herbert Brewster, published by Theodore R. Frye, 1950
Box 2 Folder 98 “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” includes “I Will Trust In The Lord,” Thomas A. Dorsey, 1950
Box 2 Folder 99 “That's Enough,” by Dorothy Love [Coates], 1956
Box 2 Folder 100 “That's What My God Is For,” by James Cleveland, 1967
Box 2 Folder 101 “There Are Twelve Gates To the City,” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1955
Box 2 Folder 102 “There Is Something About the Lord Mighty Sweet,” by Marie Washington, published by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1951
Box 3 Folder 1 “To My Father's House,” by Edwin R. Hawkins, published by United Artists Music, 1969
Box 3 Folder 2 “Today (Evening Song),” by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1939
Box 3 Folder 3 “Touch Me Lord Jesus,” by Lucie E. Campbell, published by C.R. Williams, 1941
Box 3 Folder 4 “Turn It Over To Jesus,” by Bill Moss, 1977
Box 3 Folder 5 “Wait I Say On The Lord,” by James Cleveland, 1980
Box 3 Folder 6 “Walk Around Heaven All Day,” by Cassietta George, published by Conrad Music Publishers, 1964
Box 3 Folder 7 “Walk On By Faith,” by James Cleveland, 1962
Box 3 Folder 8 “Walking Up the Kings Highway,” by Mary Gardner and Thomas A. Dorsey, published by Thomas A. Dorsey, 1940
Box 3 Folder 9 “We Shall Be Changed,” by Clara Ward, published by Savoy Music Co., 1959
Box 3 Folder 10 “What A Mighty God We Serve,” by James Cleveland, 1961
Box 3 Folder 11 “What Is This?” by John Golden and Willie Morganfield, 1961
Box 3 Folder 12 “What Then,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, undated
Box 3 Folder 13 “When The Gates Swing Open, Let Me In,” by Thomas A. Dorsey, undated
Box 3 Folder 14 “When The Lord Gets Ready (You've Got To Move),” traditional, arranged by Kenneth Morris, 1960
Box 3 Folder 15 “(When Trouble Comes) Stretch Out,” by J. [John] C. White, 1967
Box 3 Folder 16 “Where Could I Go?” by J. [James] B. Coats, 1940
Box 3 Folder 17 “Will You Be There? (I Will Be There),” by Kenneth Morris, 1948
Box 3 Folder 18 “You Must Be Born Again,” by Dorothy Love [Coates], 1954
Box 3 Folder 19 Alex Bradford Specials: Martin & Morris Gospel Star Song Book #1 [collection, 12 songs]; includes “What Did John Do?”, “It All Belongs To Him,” “I've Got a Job,” “He's Everything to Me,” “Without a God,” “Humble Me,” “He Won't Mind,” “When Jesus Comes,” “Life's Candlelight,” “He Lifted Me,” “I Dare You;” 1958
Box 3 Folder 20 All Star Martin & Morris Gospel Song Book #30 [collection, 27 songs]; includes “Be A Fence All Around Me” by Sam Cooke, “Deep Down In My Heart” by James Cleveland, “(Everyday With Jesus) Sweeter Than the Day Before” by Gospel All Stars, “Holy Ghost Got Me” by Charlie Barnwell, “You Don't Know Me Like the Lord Do” by Inez Andrews, “Looking This Way” by Minnie Colbert, “Pray On” by R. Staples, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” by Charles H. Gabriel, “Have You Any Rivers” by James Cleveland and Kenneth Morris, “Jesus Will See You Through” by Jessy Dixon, “That's Why I Call Him Mine” by James Herndon, “Make It In” by Inez Andrews, “Here Ye the Word of the Lord” by Inez Andrews, “The Debt I Owe To the Lord (The Blood of Jesus)” by Eddie Williams, “Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime” by M. [Margaret Wells] Allison, “Goin Over Yonder” by M. [Margaret Wells] Allison, “I've Got the Holy Ghost (and the Fire Too)” by Joseph Goodwin, “Bye and bye” by Rev. C. [Cleophus] Robinson, “When I Arose” by Rev. C. [Cleophus] Robinson, “Jesus Is Sweeter Than Honey” by Joseph Goodwin, “Hold Out” by Rev. J. [John] Watley, Jr. and Madam Barbara Reed, “Everlasting Life” by Rev. Cleophus Robinson, “Give Me the Roses (While I Live)” by R. [Rufus] H. Cornelius, “Balm In Gilead” by Edward Boatner; 1962
Box 3 Folder 21 All That I Need Is In Jesus [collection, 3 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes“ All That I Need Is In Jesus” by M. [Margaret Wells] Allison and Evangelist Homer Fuller; 1975
Box 3 Folder 22 Angelic Pearls [collection, 3 songs], Martin and Morris; includes “Come Over Here” by C. [Charles] Johnson, “Jesus Is My Only Friend” by Prof. John R. Rogers; 1978
Box 3 Folder 23 Blessed Quietness, Martin & Morris Standard Gospel Series [collection, 2 songs]; includes “Blessed Quietness” by Mrs. M. [Manie] P. Ferguson, “Stand By Me” by C.A. [Charles Albert] Tindley; 1987
Box 3 Folder 24 The Best of James Cleveland, Martin & Morris Gospel Star Song Book No. 5 [collection, 26 songs]; includes “Soldiers In the Army (Onward Christian Soldiers),” “He's The Joy Of My Salvation,” “Count Your Blessings,” “I Can't Stop Loving God,” “The Sun Will Shine Afterwhile,” “Jesus Will,” “I Stand On The Banks of Jordan,” “Deep Down In My Heart,” “My God Can Do Anything,” “While I Have a Chance,” “Life Can Be Beautiful,” “Take Me To the Water,” “One More River To Cross,” “Oh, How I Love Jesus,” “I Know The Lord Will Bless You,” “If You Want To See The Lord,” “Take Them And Leave Them There,” “No Trouble At the River,” “I Never Knew (Such Joy Before),” “Good Enough For Me,” “Sell Out (To The Master Right Now),” “Have You Ever Seen A Man Like Jesus,” “There's No Condemnation,” “My Job Is Working For Jesus,” “He Never Forgets His Own;” 1965
Box 3 Folder 25 Dorsey's Three in One Publication for Choir, Chorus, or Solo [collection, 3 songs], Thomas A. Dorsey; includes “I'm On the Battlefield For My Lord,” “Watching and Waiting,” “I Just Can't Keep From Crying Some Time;” 1946-1950
Box 3 Folder 26 Frye's Echoes of the Baptist Music Convention No. 1 [collection, 39 songs], published by Theodore R. Frye, distributed by Martin & Morris Music Studio, 1948
Box 3 Folder 27 Give Me a Heart Like Thine, and It's Going To Rain Again [collection, 2 songs], published by Lion Publishing Company, distributed by Martin & Morris, 1971
Box 3 Folder 28 Gospel Treasures Vol. 1 [collection, 16 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes new arrangement of “Stand By Me” by C.A. [Charles Albert] Tindley, “Can't Nobody Do (What My Lord Can Do)” by Rev. Cleophus Robinson, “God Is An Unfailing God” by C. Moore, “The Love I Have For Jesus (Nothing Can Ever Change)” by Harold Smith, “He Did It All” by Rev. Cleophus Robinson, “He Included Me” by Andre Crouch, “I'll Wait Right Here” by O. Taylor and C. [Calvin] White, “I'm Going To Work (Until My Day Is Done)” by Kenneth Morris, “Jesus the Way-Maker” by Sammy Lewis, “I Know I Have Another Building” by Minnie Jackson, “My Life Will Be Sweeter Someday” by Kenneth Morris, “One Day” by Kenneth Morris, “Is It Well With Your Soul?” by Kenneth Morris; 1968
Box 3 Folder 29 I Know I Have Another Building, Martin & Morris Standard Gospel Masterpieces [collection, 2 songs], 1940-1943
Box 3 Folder 30 I'm Going To Work Until My Day Is Done [collection, 2 songs], published by Martin & Morris, 1944
Box 3 Folder 31 Inez Andrews' Gospel Train Special, Martin & Morris Gospel Star Song Book No. 4 [collection, 16 songs]; includes “It's In My Heart” by Arthur Slater, “It Was Jesus” by Inez Andrews, “Sing A Song” by [Inez Andrews] Gibbs, “I'm Glad About It” by [Inez Andrews] Gibbs, “What Will Tomorrow Bring (Lord I Wonder)” by Inez Andrews, “Peace Be Still” by H.R. Palmer; “In Times Like These” by Mrs. Ruth Caye Jones, “Waiting For My Child,” by S. [Sullivan] Pugh, “I'm Willing to Wait” by Inez Andrews, “I'm Not Tired Yet” by Inez Andrews, “Mary Don't You Weep” by Inez Andrews and the Caravans, “Somewhere List'ning for My Name” arranged by Kenneth Morris, “Show Me The Way” by Inez Andrews; 1964
Box 3 Folder 32 Is Your All On the Altar [collection, 2 songs], published by Sallie Martin's House of Music; includes “Is Your All On the Altar” as sung by Mrs. Willie Mae [Ford] Smith, arranged by Frye & Martin, and “I'm a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow” by Rev. M.C. Durham; 1937-1938
Box 3 Folder 33 Joe May's Special, Martin & Morris Special No. 22 [collection, 32 songs]; includes “Just Call His Name” by Cora Martin, “I Am Happy Working For My Lord” by Ruby Smith and Kenneth Morris, “The Long, Long Way” by Mary Lou Coleman [Parker], “Who Could Ask For Anything More” by J.T. Highbaugh, Jr., “He's Coming Again” by Sallie Martin, “All the Way With Jesus” by Eugene Allen Thomas, “I'll Serve You, Lord, Until My Dying Day” by Wynona Carr, “Our Father” by J.W. [James Woody] Alexander and Wynona Carr, “It's All Right” by Wynona Carr, “Oh, Yes He Set Me Free” by Wynona Carr, “Do You Know Him?” by Mary Lou Coleman [Parker], “I Had a Talk With Jesus” by John Thomas and Kenneth Morris, “Go Ahead” by Hattie M. Adams and Margaret J. Henderson, “A Christian's Prayer” by Martha Eason Banks, “Shine On Me” by James Cleveland [revised], “You're Not Walking Alone” by Sallie Martin, “(I'm Going To) Move On Up a Little Higher” as sung by the Soul Stirrers and arranged by Kenneth Morris, “Every Day and Every Hour (Savior More Than Life To Me)” by Fanny J. Crosby and W.H. Doane, “Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul” by Henry Woods, “That Old Time Religion” [spiritual] arranged by Kenneth Morris, “It's a Highway, A Slow Way, A Hard Way Up To Heaven” by James Cleveland; 1954
Box 3 Folder 34 Johnnie Howard Franklin's Songs of Love and Worship, Martin & Morris Gospel Song Book No. 28 [collection, 47 songs]; includes “Sweet Hour of Prayer” by Wm. B. [William Batchelder] Bradbury and W.W. Walford, “Lord Keep Me Day by Day” by E. [Eddie] Williams, “A New Home In Glory” by C. Austin Miles, “Lift Him Up” by Rev. J. [Johnson] Oatman, Jr. and B.B. Beale, “Thy Way, Oh Lord” by Nina B. Jackson and E.C. Deas, “Your Friend” by Inez Andrews, “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer” by J.H. Fillmore, “Near the Cross” by W.H. Doane, “Just As I Am” by Wm. B. [William Batchelder] Bradbury, “They Won't Believe In Me” by H. Williams, “I Shall Not Be Moved” [spiritual] arranged by Kenneth Morris, “Lord I Want To Be A Christian” [spiritual], “Carry Me Home (Swing Low Sweet Chariot)” by Shirley Caesar, “On Jordan's Stormy Banks” (First Tune), “Bring Back Those Days” by Joseph Goodwin, “Walk With Me” [spiritual], “He Makes All My Decisions For Me” by Alex Bradford, “Where We'll Never Grow Old” by Jas. [James] C. Moore, “He's Real (Twenty Four Hours of the Day)” by James Cleveland, “Calvary” [spiritual], “Are You Able To Count Your Blessings” by Harold Smith, “Don't Limit God” by Harold Smith, “Can You Walk? (How Blessed You Are)” by Dorothy Norwood, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” by Joseph Scriven and C.C. Converse, “I'm Depending On the Lord” by Harold Smith, “I've Been Redeemed” by H. [Harold?] Smith, “Ten Thousand Blessings” by Alex Bradford, “We Praise Thee, Oh God” by [William P.] MacKay and [John J.] Husband, “This Old Building” by Rev. Cleophus. Robinson, “Sentence and Lord's Prayer” by C.E. [Charles Eddy] Leslie, “I Can Put My Trust In Jesus” by Kenneth Morris, “I Thank God” by Isaiah Jones, Jr., “I'm Saved” by Dorothy Norwood, “There Is A Fountain” by Isaac Watts and Thomas Arne, “Lord Stay With Me” by Cassietta George, “Whiter Than Snow” by Dorothy Norwood, “God Can Do Anything But Fail” by Jessy Dixon, “I Gave My All To the Lord” by James Cleveland, “Let Me Lean and Depend On Jesus” by Rev. J.O. White; 1960
Box 3 Folder 35 Martin's Trio [collection, 3 songs] compiled by Roberta Martin and arranged by Kenneth Morris, published by Roberta Martin Studio of Music; includes “I'll Be Like Him Someday” by Faye E. Brown, “You Can't Hurry God” by [Ellen Roberts?], “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” by Cleavant Derricks; 1937-1945
Box 3 Folder 36 Morris' Celestial Choir No. 1 [collection, 33 songs], plus Songs From Pilgrim Travelers Songbook No. 16, published by Martin & Morris; includes “Just Over the Hill” by W. [William] Herbert Brewster and W. [William] Herbert Brewster, Jr., “What Manner of Man Is This” by Deacon Roman Holmes, “Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up” by Rev. C. [Cleophus] Robinson, “He Delivered Me” by Doris Akers, “He'll Open Doors For You” by Rev. Cleophus Robinson, “I'm Going To View the Holy City” traditional arranged by Kenneth Morris, “Up Above My Head I Hear Music” arranged by Kenneth Morris, “Where Jesus Leads Me (I Will Follow)” by Myrtle Jackson, “My Lord and I (On the Heavenly Road)” by Lucie E. Campbell, “I Know God Cares For Me” by George Jordan, “A Little More Grace” by J. [John] C. White, “I Was There When the Spirit Came” by Doris Akers, “Now Lord” by Sylvia Boddie, “I Surrender” by Rev. W.D. Brown and Willie Morganfield, “Stop, Take A Little Time To Pray” by Dorothy Love Coates, “Just Jesus” by Milan G. Brown, “The Name of Jesus” by E. [Edwin] S. Lorenz, “Meeting Tonight” by Dorothy Norwood, “Give Me A Heart Like Thine” as sung by the Sensational Nightingales, “It's Going to Rain Again” by Charles Johnson, “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” by Wm. B. [William Batchelder] Bradbury, “More Love To Thee” by Elizabeth Prentiss & W.H. Doane, “Bringing In the Sheaves” by Knowles Shaw and George A. Minor, “What Are They Doing In Here” by C.A. [Charles Albert] Tindley; 1971
Box 3 Folder 37 Morris' Favorite Southland Spirituals [collection, 46 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “If I Can Help Somebody,” “How I Got Over;” 1981
Box 3 Folder 38 Morris' Golden Gospel Songs [collection, 3 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Have You Anytime For Jesus” as sung by the Five Soul Stirrers, “Makes Me Feel Like Flying Away To Be At Rest” by Rev. D.B. Hardy, “He Calmed the Ocean” by Kenneth Morris; 1935-1938
Box 3 Folder 39 Morris' Old Time Favorites [collection, 3 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Get Away Jordan” by William McDade, “God's Wonderful Grace Is Sufficient for Me” by Kenneth Morris; 1942-1945
Box 3 Folder 40 Pilgrim Travelers Melodiums No. 21 [collection, 30 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Hallelujah! Revive Us Again” by Wm. [William] P. MacKay and John J. Husband, “Step By Step” by Rev. H. Lafon, “We're Marching To Zion” by Robert Lawry and Isaac Watts, “I Just Can't Make It By Myself,” by Clara Ward, “Wait 'Till My Change Come” by Prof. J. Earle Hines, “Jesus, I Love You” by Kenneth Morris, “Jesus Steps In Just When I Need Him Most” by Kenneth Morris, “I'll Be Satisfied Then” by Rosalie D. Watrous, “I Can Feel God's Power” by James Boyer, “Won't It Be Sweet” by Kenneth Morris, “Working On the Building” by Theresa Childs, “I'm Still Saying 'Yes' To The Lord” by James Cleveland, “Lord, Will I Find Peace Some Day?” by Sammy Lewis, “When I Whisper To God In Prayer” by Beatrice Beale, “Thy Word” by Alex Bradford, “Turn Away From Sin” by Alex Bradford, “We Shall Walk Through the Valley In Peace” by A.L. Hatter, “I Know That He Cares for Me” by Henry P. Markham, “Who Can I Blame?” by Alex Bradford, “When Life Is Done” by James Boyer, “Peace of Mind” by J.W. [James Woody] Alexander, “Jesus I'm Thankful” by J.W. [James Woody] Alexander, “Prayer And A Little Faith” by Kenneth Morris, “Promise To Meet Me There” by James Cleveland, “In A Little While” by Wynona Carr, “Heaven Sweet Heaven,” by Cora Martin, “Let The Power Of the Holy Ghost Fall on Me” by Kenneth Morris, “Where Shall I Be?” by D.[Dorothy] Love [Coates]; 1954
Box 3 Folder 41 Roberta Martin Sings from the Pen of James Cleveland Vol. 6 [collection, 25 songs], published by Martin and Morris; includes Roberta Martin's “Anytime,” “God Is Still On the Throne,” “If You Pray,” “Only God,” “Try Jesus,” “They That Wait;” and James Cleveland's “Beyond The Dark Clouds,” “Cast All Your Cares (On Him),” “Every Now and Then,” “Had It Not Been For Him,” “He's Done Something For Me,” “He Bought Me Out (Hal-le-lu-jah),” “Hold Me Jesus,” , “He's Everything You Need,” “He Comes To See About Me,” “He Won't Fail,” “I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray,” “It's Going to Rain,” “I'm His Child,” “It Was the Blood,” “I'll Keep On Holding,” “Lord Don't Leave Me,” “Listen the Lambs Are Crying,” “Since I Met Him,” and “He Never Said A Word” by Faye [E.] Brown; 1961
Box 3 Folder 42 Martin & Morris' Gospel Song Book of the Singing Caravans No. 23 [collection, 23 songs]; includes “Call Him Up and Tell Him What You Want” by James Cleveland, “It's My Plan” by Louise McDonald, “There Is Rest For the Weary” by Louise McDonald, “Own Me As Your Child” by the Lockhart Singers, “Jesus Heard My Earnest Plea” by Albertina Walker, “Blessed and Brought UP By the Lord” by Kenneth Morris, “Lord, I Want To Thank You” by Albertina Walker, “I'm Going To Trust Him Every Day” by Louise McDonald, “I Know Jesus For Myself” by Joe Washington, “Tell the World About Jesus” by Alex Bradford, “Jesus Is The Answer To Every Problem” by Beatrice Beale and Kenneth Morris, “Christ Is My All In All” by Sammy Lewis, “He Fixed It Long Ago” by Ann Nell Evans, “It's A Mighty Hard Road” by Sammy Lewis, “Going Back To My God” by James Boyer, “Quietly Kneel” by Geneva Cooper, “Great Day” by Beatrice Beale, “Touch, Touch Me” by Johnnie Ross, “The Golden Stairs” by Leo Simmons; 1955
Box 3 Folder 43 Special Soul-Stirring Gospel Songs No. 15 [collection, 35 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “I'm Going To Walk the Milky White Way” by Theodore R. Frye, “Thank You Jesus” by Kenneth Morris, “Lord Jesus” by Wynona Carr, “Some Day I'll Bow Before Him” by Joseph B. West, “When I Join That Jubilee” by Kenneth Morris, “Make More Room For Jesus In Your Life” by W. [William] Herbert Brewster, “Jesus Is Real To Me” by Beatrice Brown and arranged by Kenneth Woods, “Most Of All, I'm Going Home to See My Lord” by Kenneth Morris, “Speak To Me Jesus” by W. [William] Herbert Brewster, “I Must See Jesus for Myself Someday” by Kenneth Morris, “But I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray” by Cleavant Derricks, “Salvation Is Free” by Ophelia C. Smith, “When the Love Came Trickling Down” by Kenneth Morris, “One Day” by Kenneth Morris, “I'm Climbing Higher Day By Day” by John G. Hunter, “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” as sung by the Soul Stirrers; “”One Of These Days” by Samuel A. Lewis, “Nobody Knows De Trouble I See” [spiritual as sung by the Five Soul Stirrers], “Jesus, The Answer to Your Prayer” by Mrs. Julia Dinwiddie McKissack, “I Won't Have To Cross the River of Jordan All Alone” by Kenneth Morris, “Amazing Grace” as sung by the Five Soul Stirrers, “Praying Time Will Be Over Afterwhile” by Sallie Martin, “Any How” [spiritual], “There Is Room In Heaven For You” by W.D. Adams, “Somewhere List'ning For My Name” by Kenneth Morris, “Oh, Lead Me On” by John Hunter, “Well, Well, Well, Don't Worry 'Bout Me” by Famous Five Soul Stirrers, “Steal Away to Jesus” as sung by the Five Soul Stirrers, “Standing In the Safety Zone” by Sallie Jones; 1949
Box 3 Folder 44 Sentence and Lord's Prayer [collection, 2 songs], published by Martin & Morris, 1941
Box 3 Folder 45 Three Favorites [collection, 3 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Just Keep Still” by Mrs. Willie Mae [Ford] Smith, “Climbing Up High Mountains” by Rev. M.C. Durham, “There Wasn't No Room In The Inn” as sung by Ebenezer Mixed Sextet; undated [1937-1939]
Box 3 Folder 46 Walk In The Light [collection, 3 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Walk In the Light” traditional arranged by Kenneth Morris, “I Am Leaning and Depending On the Lord” by Rev. W. H. [William Herbert] Brewster, “I Made A Vow Unto the Lord” by Ada Jones; 1971
Box 3 Folder 47 Won't It Be Grand [collection, 2 songs], published by Martin & Morris; includes “Wont' It Be Grand” and “Want To Go With Jesus” by S. [Sullivan] Pugh; 1963
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