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(Week of 10/18/03 - 10/24/03)


"Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen"
by The Southernaires
on Decca 2859-B
released in 1939


Photo Of The Southernaires
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Southernaires. Members shown in this photo were Homer Smith (tenor), Lowell Peters (2nd tenor), Jay Stone Toney (baritone), William W. Edmonson (bass), and Spencer Odom (accompanist/arranger). Odom had replaced Clarence M. Jones in 1939. They were known for their sermonettes from "the Little Weather-Beaten Whitewashed Church".

[The identification of Spencer Odom in the photo provided by Quentin Riggs.]



Decca Label-Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen-1939
[The above label image and corresponding audio provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Decca label image of "Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen" released as part of a five record 78 rpm album in 1939.

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