The recordings we have posted online for streaming were made by members of the singing community and were used in the archiving project with permission of the recordists or, if deceased, their families. Audio and video recordists included Leland Owen, Pete Baker, J.C. Harden and Bill Windom.

Report on the 1944 Sacred Harp
Centennial Celebration
Click link above for information and a link to the 66-page booklet

George Pullen Jackson - An Appreciation (1953)
Click link above for information, photos and a link to the booklet


Below, Paine Denson leads the class at an Alabama courthouse singing
 in the early to mid 1930s.

                                                                      Encyclopedia of Alabama

CLICK HERE for brief but memorable remarks about the virtues of  The Sacred Harp (the songbook) by Paine Denson, as he was interviewed by Alan Lomax in Birmingham, August of 1942. The file is at the Library of Congress. You also will find some excellent Sacred Harp music recordings from the Library of Congress on the Recordings page.