Arizona Dranes
Posted in 1920s,Gospel,Honey,Meta on 01.23.07

Apparently I never realized how broken the Stagolee Archives are. I fixed some of the files, but apparently I’ve lost all of my backups of Stagolee songs, so I’ll need some help fixing the links. I’ll post the ones I need later today or tomorrow.

This album is the Complete Recorded Works of Arizona Dranes 1926-1929, as released by Document Records. It is currently out of print and asks for silly prices on eBay/Amazon. Rare gospel singers aren’t only for the rich – so here are the first batch of songs off that record.

1. Arizona Dranes – In That Day

2. Arizona Dranes – It’s All Right Now

3. Arizona Dranes – John Said He Saw A Number

4. Arizona Dranes – My Soul Is A Witness For The Lord

5. Arizona Dranes – Crucifixion

6. Arizona Dranes – Sweet Heaven Is My Home

7. Arizona Dranes – Bye and Bye We’re Going To See The King


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By Deb C on 01.23.07 4:10 pm

Wow, great posts (yesterday and today. Number 7 will not play, or download.

By Craig on 01.23.07 4:20 pm

That last link should be

(Currently there’s an ‘a’ after ‘http://pre’)

By peter patnaik on 01.23.07 5:24 pm

it’s fixed now. you’d think i’d be able to spell “prewar” by now

By Neil on 01.23.07 10:21 pm

All Arizona Dranes are included on JSP’s budget box “Spreading the word” together with much other fascinating material in rather better sound then Document – incidentally this and the JSP set are available for download from emusic.

By peter patnaik on 01.24.07 1:15 am

how much better is the sound quality? that box set cuts off a few songs so it’s not a full replacement for her complete works or the works for most of those other artists

By ragdog on 01.25.07 9:08 am


Great stuff. Thanks.

By chris on 01.29.07 12:06 pm

I want you to know this is much, much appreciated. She’s a wonder. I first found out about her via the fine music blog “Locust Street”. I was thrilled to find more of her stuff. Can’t wait ’til you post the rest of her stuff!

By Slow Wednesday? | oookblog2 on 03.07.14 6:27 pm

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