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Take my hand precious lord

COVERED BY ELVIS

Precious Lord, Take My Hand


recording date elvis: Sunday 13 january 1957;studio
first release: on audio ep peace in the valley ( april 1957 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: epa 4054


originally by: Heavenly Gospel Singers

recording date: 16 february,1937
written by: Thomas A.Dorsey
catalognumber: B 6846
label: bluebird





Thomas Dorsey wrote this number following the deaths of his first wife and baby daughter in 1932. Dorsey wrote of the song, "This is the greatest song I have written out of near four hundred." The Heavenly Gospel Singers were formed in Detroit in 1927, but used the name for the group only from 1933. After considerable success while on tour, the group was given a recording contract in 1935. The Heavenly Gospel Singers made the original recording of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" on 16 February, 1937; it was issued as "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" on Bluebird B6846. That same year the Heavenly Gospel Singers made the first recording of "Bosom of Abraham," under the title "Rock My Soul." The Heavenly Gospel Singers continued with numerous personnel changes until the early 1950s, when they disbanded. The Golden Gate Quartet also recorded the number in 1939 and the phrasing they use is very similar to that used by Elvis. Thomas Dorsey died in 1993.


Precious Lord,Take My Hand
performed by:
Heavenly Gospel Singers

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Take My Hand Precious Lord
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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