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BGEA: Phonograph Records - Collection 102

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

General Historical Background of Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Phonograph Records in This Collection (Location Records)



Brief Description.
Phonograph records produced by the BGEA which usually contain sermons and/or musical selections. The music is usually provided by BGEA staff members, such as George Beverly Shea, Tedd Smith, Donald Hustad and Cliff Barrows. Other phonograph records received from the BGEA included in this collection feature such material as that from Key '73 and Barry Moore crusades. There are restrictions on the use of this collection.


Collection 102
[June 24, 2009]
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; 1950
Phonograph Records; 1952-1978, n.d.
30 Phonograph Records

Restrictions

Restrictions on the use of this collection lifted 5-14-81.

The BGEA retains the copyright to their materials and their permission is needed for quotation. BGEA permission is also required to copy photos, audio recordings, or films in this collection, as well as paper records in any restricted files. The Archives staff will provide the form needed to request copying permission. Paper records in files not otherwise restricted may be copied. For quotation permission, contact the BGEA at bgpermissions@bgea.org


Scope and Content

This collection consists of thirty phonograph records given to the Archives by the BGEA. Not all of the records were produced by the BGEA, however. The collection contains several records from a BGEA series in which the record vinyl is over a picture suitable for hanging or playing. These items include messages from Billy Graham, and songs by George Beverly Shea and crusade choirs.

Other albums contain music from other BGEA team members such as Paul Mickelson, Tedd Smith, Cliff Barrows, and Grady Wilson. There are also three albums with messages and music from various Leighton Ford crusades. There is one album entitled "Our Family Favorites" with a personal message by Billy Graham. The album contains musical selections by several artists (please see separation record in this guide).

Albums not related to the BGEA include artists and evangelists such as Tom Watson Jr., Barry Moore, Hubert Mitchell, and Harvey Schroeder. For detailed information on the material available on each album, please consult the location record of this guide.


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Provenance

Materials in this collection were received in the Archives from the BGEA and other sources 1976-1994.
Accession 76-12, 79-118, 84-125, 86-3, 94-28
March 17, 1980
Mary Ann Buffington
S. Kouns

Revised January 30, 1985
J. Nasgowitz

Updated May 22, 2001
Robert Shuster

Updated July 1, 2003
Accession 03-39
Bob Shuster

Updated August 10, 2007
Accession 96-77
Bob Shuster

Updated June 24, 2009
Accession 09-30
Bob Shuster


LOCATION RECORD
Accession 76-12, 79-118, 84-125, 85-151, 86-3, 94-28, 96-77, 03-39, 09-30
Type of material: Phonograph Records
The following items are located in the Phonograph Record File.

Item#, size in inches of the radius, speed in revolutions per minute (rpm), title, contents , date.

 #

Size

Speed

Record Company

Title

Contents

Date

P31

10

78

Billy Graham Crusade Records

Crusade Choir/ Seattle Washington

Both sides sung by the 900 voice Seattle Crusade Choir, Cliff Barrows director. Side 1: “The Railroad Song”

Ca. 1951

Side 2: “Ivory Palaces.

P1

8 1/4

78

BGEA

Billy Graham's Historic Meeting On The Steps Of The Capitol

Side 1:. Paper, square record

1952

P2

8 1/4

78

BGEA

The Home.

Billy Graham's message to the radio and television audience. Paper, square record.

1952

P3

8 1/4

78

BGEA

Wonderful Peace.

Side 1: Side 1: The Hour of Decision choir directed by Cliff Barrows. Paper, square record.

1953

Side 2: Christmas carols by Tedd Smith and Paul Mickelson.

P4

8 1/4

78

BGEA

Hour Of Decision In History/ America Has Made its Decision


Side 1: Billy Graham speaks on "The Loneliness of Despair." Paper, square record. 3 copies.

1953

Side 2: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" sung by George Beverly Shea.

P5

8 1/4

78

BGEA

Hour of Decision in History / Let Freedom Ring.

Billy Graham's July 4, 1953, message given in Dallas, Texas. (Includes a picture of Syngman Rhee, President of Korea, with Billy Graham.) Paper, square record. 2 copies

1953

P45

10

33 1/3

RCA Victor

Selections from Oiltown USA, featuring Billy Graham.

Side 1: LFM 3000 “Oiltown, USA” Orchestra and chorus conducted by Ralph Carmichael; “Lord Keep Your Hand on Me” Redd Harper with Andy Parker and the Plainsmen; “Christian Cowboy” Cindy Walker with Andy Parker and the Plainsmen; “He Died for me” George Beverly Shea accompanied by Paul Michaelson.

1953

Side 2: “Peace in Our Time” Billy Graham; “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus” George Beverly Shea accompanied by Paul Michaelson; “Lord, I’m Coming Home” George Beverly Shea Orchestra and chorus conducted by Ralph Carmichael.

P6

7"

78

BGEA

Billy Graham London Commemorative Recording.

Side 1:"Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" sung by 1500-voice choir directed by Cliff Barrows.

1954

Side 2: A personal message by Billy Graham.

P32

10

33 1/3

Redemption Records

Souvenir Box of Four Records By the Billy Graham Greater London Crusade Choir Conducted by Cliff Barrows (record 1)

Records P32 through P 35 should form a set. Only two of the four records in the set were with it when received by the Archives, two were missing. So this collection does not contain P34 and P35. (See CN 622, P6-P9 for a complete set.) The records are in a cardboard box with pictures of Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows and the choir on the cover. Side 1: Blessed Assurance.

Ca. 1954

Side 2: “The Lord’s My Shepherd.

P33

10

33 1/3

Redemption Records

Souvenir Box of Four Records By the Billy Graham Greater London Crusade Choir Conducted by Cliff Barrows (record 2)

Side 1: “Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah,”

ca. 1954

Side 2: “Nearer Still Nearer.”

P34

--

--

Redemption Records

Souvenir Box of Four Records By the Billy Graham Greater London Crusade Choir Conducted by Cliff Barrows (record 3)

see P32

--

P35

--

--

--

Souvenir Box of Four Records By the Billy Graham Greater London Crusade Choir Conducted by Cliff Barrows (record 4)

See P32

--

P7

8 1/4

78

BGEA

The Responsibility Of The American Home.

Message by Billy Graham. (Includes a picture of the Graham family.) Paper, square record. 2 copies.

1954

P8

8 1/4

78

BGEA

A Memento Of The All-Scotland Crusade.

Side 1:"The 24th Psalm." Side 2: "Paper, square record.

1955

Side 2: All That Thrills My Soul is Jesus," both sung by the 200-voice Scottish Male Choir conducted by James McRoberts.

P9

8 1/4

78

Manna Music, Inc.

The New York Crusade.

Side 1:"What God Has Done and Can Do in Answer to Prayer," by Billy Graham. Paper, square record. 2 copies.

1957

Side 2: "How Great Thou Art" sung by George Beverly Shea and the New York Crusade choir.

P10

8 1/4

78

BGEA

 The Ninety and Nine.

Song composed by Ira D. Sankey, sung by George Beverly Shea, played on the organ on which it was composed. 2 copies.

1955

P11

8 1/4

78

BGEA

--

Side 1: "Go Tell It on the Mountain" with George Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows, Paul Michelson, and Tedd Smith. Paper, square record. 2 copies.

1955

Side 2: "When God Speaks" sung by George Beverly Shea.

P22

8 1/4

78

BGEA

Greater Evangelistic Crusade Of Toronto (1955)

Side 1: George Beverly Shea sings "How Great Thou Art." Paper, square record. 2 copies

1955

Side 2: Shea sings "Ye Gates Lift Up Your Heads." Accompanied on both sides by the Toronto Crusade Choir, Paul Mickelson, and Tedd Smith.

P36

12

33 1/3

Discos

Billy Graham/ No Marcanā/ Intérprete: - Joào Filson Soren

In Portugese. Recording of Graham’s sermon at the July 3, 1960 rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The record sleeve has a picture of Graham preaching on front and a lengthy text in Portuguese on the back.

Ca. 1960

P26

8 1/4

33 1/3

BGEA

The Peace We Seek

Christmas message by Billy Graham and "How Great Thou Art" sung by George Beverly Shea, accompanied by Tedd Smith and Don Hustad. Paper, square. 2 copies.

1961

P37

12

33 1/3

RCA Victor Custom Records

A Billy Graham Crusade.

(Record 1)

Records P37-P40 are part of a set. Each record in the set contains excerpts from a service of the 1962 Chicago Crusade (May 30-June 17), including a sermon by Billy Graham, a solo by George Beverly Shea, songs by the crusade choir with Tedd Smith at the piano and Don Hustad at the organ. Records are in a cardboard box, with a picture of Graham on the cover and a few comments and photos on the inside cover. Side 1: “Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God”

1962

Side 8: “The Climax of History” concluded

P38

12

33 1/3

RCA Victor Custom Records

A Billy Graham Crusade. (record 2)

Side 2: “Why I Believe the Bible is the Word of God” concluded

1962

Side 7: “The Climax of History”

P39

12

33 1/3

RCA Victor Custom Records

A Billy Graham Crusade. (record 3)

Side 3: “Why I Believe Jesus to be the Son of God”

1962

Side 6: Sermon for youth “David and Goliath” concluded

P40

12

33 1/3

RCA Victor Custom Records

A Billy Graham Crusade. (record 4)

Side 4: “Why I Believe Jesus to be the Son of God” Record also has a section of Graham talking to inquirers who came forward after his sermon

1962

Side 5: Sermon for youth “David and Goliath”

P12

8 1/4

33 1/3

BGEA

 Billy Graham Answers Teenagers' Questions.

Side 1: Paper, square record. 2 copies.

1962

Side 2:

P13

12

33 1/3

Arthur Smith Recording Studios

The Hickory Crusade (Catawba Valley Evangelism Crusade.)

Side 1: "Love, Courtship, and Marriage," a message by Leighton Ford.

1963

Side 2: Crusade songs sung by the Hickory Crusade Choir and soloist Irv Chambers, accompanied by John Innes.

P14

12

33 1/3

Chord Records

Leighton Ford Canadian Crusade Album.

Side 1:"Rebels With a Cause," message by Leighton Ford.

1965

Side 2: Songs and music by Irv Chambers, choir, and Homer James, accompanied by John Innes and Bill Fasig.

P15

7

33 1/3

Ambassador Records

Prayer Message To Churches In Brisbane And Sydney

by Cliff Barrows.

Side 1: --

1968

Side 2: --

P41

12

33 1/3

RCA Custom Records

Billy Graham Crusade in Miniature

The record sleeve, which was apparently intended to be sent through the mail (see also sleeve for P46), has photos of the participants.
Side 1: music by the 1969 New York Crusade Choir, Tedd Smith (“Smash and Grab World”), Myrtle Hall, Ethel Waters and George Beverly Shea (“How Great Thou Art”). Side 2:

1969

Side 2: Sermon by Billy Graham - “The Signs of the Times, the End of the World, the Second Coming of Christ.”

P46

12

33 1/3

World Wide Recordings

Billy Graham Euro ‘70 / Where east meets west / A Glimpse of the Church in Eastern Europe

The record sleeve is very similar in format to that of P41. Includes a photo of Graham in Zagreb, then Yugoslavia, in 1967. The text on the cover talks about BGEA team members rallys in Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia during the 1970 Euro 70 crusade. The album has some of the music form the meetings.
Side 1: Cliff Barrows leading a congregation in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the hymn Bless Assurance; Slovak choir singing Jerusalem the Golden; Romanian solo of His Eye is on the Sparrow; Prague choir singing His Head Was Once Crowned With Thorns; Slovak choir singing Mary Magdalene; German choir singing Wonderful Name of Jesus; Czech choir singing the Doxology

1970

Side 2: Side 2: Czech choir singing What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Czech choir singing Roll Jordan Roll, Czech instrumental duet This Little Light of Mine; Slovak choir, What is He to You; Zagreb choir singing Surely Goodness and Mercy; Just as I Am by Slovak choir; final prayer by Cliff Barrows

P16

12

33 1/3

Halo

There's Just One Way.

Side 1: The Gospel Four Quartet singing songs and hymns.

1972

Side 2: --

P18

12

33 1/3

N.p.

American Bible Society Key '73 Radio Spots.

Passages from Luke read by Bud Collier.

1973

P44

7

33 1/3

World Wide Publications

Billy Graham Rap Session. Vol. I.

Side 1: Graham talks with young people about his decision to become a Christian, smoking pot, premarital sex

1974

Side 2: The existence of God, the second coming of Christ, how to become a Christian.

P17

12

33 1/3

BGEA-Word Records

Our Family Favorites.

Side 1: A personal greeting by Billy Graham, songs by B. J. Thomas, Myrtle Hall, Andrae Crouch and the Disciples, Norma Zimmer, and Johnny Cash.

1978

Side 2: Songs by Evie Tornquist, Cliff Barrows presents the Young Church Singers, Ethel Waters, Kim Wickes, George Beverly Shea, and Andrae Crouch and the Disciples.

P19

7

45

International Sacred Recordings

The Billy Graham Team,

Side 1: Paul Mickelson and Tedd Smith. "The Lord's Prayer," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."

n.d.

Side 2: "Jesus Is All the World to Me," "God of Our Fathers."

P20

10

33 1/3

RCA Victor

An Evening Prayer

Side 1: Hymns sung by George Beverly Shea, with Paul Mickelson on the organ. "Now I Belong to Jesus," "My Cathedral," "Robe of Calvary," "I Found a Friend."

n.d.

Side 2: "Prayer," "No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus,""He Died for Me," "An Evening Prayer."

P21

12

33 1/3

BGEA--Word Records

Grady Wilson Reads The Bible

Side 1: Organ background by Don Hustad. Includes Psalm 23, Sermon on the Mount, etc.

n.d.

Side 2: --

P23

12

33 1/3

Chord Records

The Leighton Ford Crusade

Side 1: "Love, Courtship, and Marriage," message by Leighton Ford.

N.d.

Side 2: Songs by Homer James and Irv Chambers

P24

--

--

--

Messages With Get Up And Go!

Side 1: Side 1: "Imperatives," message by Don W. Hillis, with TEAM in India.

N.d.

Side 2: "Involvement," message by Tom Watson, Jr., with TEAM in Japan and Korea.

P25

12

33 1/3

--

Moments Of Inspiration

Songs and messages by Barry Moore and Harvey Schroeder.

n.d.

P27

7

45

World Wide Pictures

Shadow Of The Boomerang

Side 1: Music by Jimmy Little from the sound track of the film "Shadow of the Boomerang"

n.d.

Side 2: "Return" by Georgia Lee. Includes booklet, "The Story of World Wide Pictures Billy Graham Crusade Film Shadow of the Boomerang."

P28

12

33 1/3

Inter-Church Ministries, Super Recordings

Televisit For Christ

Side 1: Introduction to televisitation by Hubert Mitchell.

N.d.

Side 2: Instruction in televisitation.

P29

12

33 1/3

Crusade Evangelism International

Ten Years Of Crusading With Barry Moore And Team

Two record set. Record 1, Side 1: "Conversion," message by Barry Moore. Side 2: "Because of the Adults," and "Decade of Decline." Record 2, Side 3: Songs and hymns. Side 4: Songs and hymns.

n.d.

P30

7

45

RCA Victor

Tenderly He Watches

Side 1: Songs sung by George Beverly Shea. Side 1: "My God and I," "Tenderly He Watches.”

n.d.

Side 2: "Command and I'll Pray," "At the End of the Road."

P42

12

33 1/3

Word Records

Two Sermons by Billy Graham/ The Cross of Christ/The Frontiers of Tomorrow.

Part of the Great Sermons Series. The record sleeve has a photograph of Graham on the front and liner notes about his life and ministry on the back. The sleeve also contains printed texts of the two sermons.

 Side 1: “The Cross of Christ;” Side

n.d.

Side 2: “The Frontiers of Tomorrow.”

P43

12

33 1/3

RCA Victor Company

Homer James/A Singing Heart

Hymns and sacred music sung by Homer James, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Dick Anthony.

n.d.

 




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