Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vintage Gospel Songs By Albertina Walker & The Caravans

Edited by Azizi Powell

The Caravans - Lord Keep Me Day by Day

Posted by DaSourcespr06; May 07, 2008

The Original version of The Caravans flagship song "Lord Keep Me Day by Day; feat. Eddie Williams. ca.1958

This post is presented without editorial comments for their religious, historical, and aesthetic value, and is dedicated to my mother Leotta Banfield Manning on her 91st birthday. Happy Birthday, mommy!

My thanks to The Caravans and to the composers of these songs for the wonderful musical heritage they have gifted to the world. My thanks also to the uploaders of these videos for sharing them with others. These videos are posted in no chronological or ranking order.


The Caravans is a Jubilee Gospel group that was started by Albertina Walker (queen of gospel). The group reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, including: Delores Washington, Albertina Walker, Bessie Griffin, Cassietta George, Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Josephine Howard, Rev. James Cleveland, and more. The group underwent numerous personnel changes between 1951 and 1961. 1962 to 1966 provided the Caravans with its most stable group member lineup, consisting of Washington, Walker, Caesar, George, James Herndon and Josephine Howard. The group also made frequent TV appearances during this time on shows such as TV's Gospel Time and Jubilee Showcase....
Video #1: The Caravans - Lord Keep Me Day by Day
This video is found at the top of this page.

Video #2: Albertina Walker & The Caravans The Angels Keep Watching Over Me (Rare)

Uploaded by steven2312 on Apr 7, 2011

Live 1955

Video #3: He's Sweet I know by Albertina Walker with The Caravans

Uploaded by MTCfan on Oct 20, 2009

This is a very old, but powerful arrangement of the hymn 'He's Sweet I Know' performed by "Lady Albertina Walker" as the radio announcer called her. This single is no longer published. I'm sorry for the poor sound quality but it was the best that could be done. I decided to post this version anyway, and prayerfully despite the scratchy background, the reverence is what will shine through and be a blessing to someone else as well.

Video #4: "Standing In The Need of Prayer" (1956)- The Caravans

Uploaded by JayEm86 on May 21, 2008

From 1956, Dorothy Norwood on lead vocals.

Video #5: Caravans - Mary Don't You Weep

Uploaded by AIKAN74 on Nov 3, 2008

Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Delores Washington, Albertina Walker

Video #6: The Caravans - We Are Soldiers

Uploaded by OlSkoolSaint on Jun 22, 2008

Another recording with Imogene Green on lead

Video #7: The Caravans.mpg

Uploaded by chj333 on Oct 16, 2008

This is The Caravans reunion with James Cleveland at the 1988 Stellar Awards.

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