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Joshua fit the battle

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Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho - Joshua Fit The battle


recording date elvis: Monday 31 october ( 1960 ) ;studio
first release: Hear Elvis's version on: His Hand In Mine; Amazing Grace (CD 1)


originally by: Harrod's Jubilee Singers

recording date: february 1922
originally written by: arr.elvis presley
catalognumber: 12116
label: paramount / black swan 2057


Other recordings:
30-07-25 - Paul Robeson (Victor 19743);
00-00-27 - Elkins-Payne (Jubilee) Singers (Paramount nr ??);
05-06-46 - Golden Gate Quartet (Columbia 37833).




Harrod's Jubilee Singers recorded the number as "Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho" in July 1922. This was first released on Black Swan 2057-B (the A-side was "Jacob's Ladder"), but Black Swan went bankrupt in 1923 and the recording was re-released on Paramount 12116 (same A and B sides). A more famous recording was by Paul Robeson in 1925, titled "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho" and was released in 1925 on Vic 19743. It is also indicated as "Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho" and "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho." The number is invariably listed as "Traditional" or "Traditional African American," or something similar, but I have found at least one indication of it having been written in 1865—presumably this refers to the first publication of the words (and music?). Interestingly, the Harrod's Jubilee Singers' version is listed on the Paramount label as having been composed by Jay Roberts.



Joshua Fit The Battle

performed by:
Harrod's Jubilee Singers

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Joshua Fit The Battle
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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