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I,m gonna walk dem golden stairs

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I'll Walk Them Golden Stairs ( When I Die ) - I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs


recording year: 1951
originally by: The Crusaders Quartet

originally written by:
catalognumber: 4011
label: bibleton

Other recordings:
00-10-51 - The Jordanaires with the title "Gonna walk those golden stairs" (RCA 20-4607);
00-07-55 - Statesmen Qt (Statesmen 1073);
00-03-60 - Statesmen Qt (re-recording for an album).













recording date elvis: Monday 31 october ( 1960 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album his hand in mine (november 1960)
label:
rca victor
catalog number: lsp 2328



Culley Holt, who wrote this number, was the original bass singer for The Jordanaires. The group went on to back just about everybody in Country music, along with numerous other recording artists, too, one of whom was, of course, Elvis Presley!
But did The Jordanaires really record this number first? Well, according to their own website (see http://www.jordanaires.net/about/disco/listing.htm) they released the number in 1950 on RCA 20-4607 as "Gonna Walk Those Golden Stairs." In reply to my own enquiry to the site, I was told that the recording was made in 1949, and that they would contact me again if a more accurate date could be established. I heard nothing more. But RCA 20-4607 was probably not actually released until 1952, so did they really wait three years between recording and release? One usually reliable site provides a recording date of 12 October 1951.
The other candidate for original recording artist is The Crusaders Quartet, who recorded and released their own version in 1952 on Bibletone 4011 as "I'll Walk Them Golden Stairs (When I Die)." However, I have been unable to locate an actual date for this recording.1952 (Bibletone Records 4011): I'll Walk Dem Golden Stairs; I'd Rather Have Jesus (Bobby Strickland, Buddy Parker, Bervin Kendrick, Hershel Wooten, Dickie Matthews).



1950 RCA 20-4607 GONNA WALK THOSE GOLDEN STAIRS/ WHO CAN HE BE

dit zegt de colonel: The original version was recorded in 1951 by The Crusaders Quartet (Bibleton 4011).

Other recordings:
00-10-51 - The Jordanaires with the title "Gonna walk those golden stairs" (RCA 20-4607);
00-07-55 - Statesmen Qt (Statesmen 1073);
00-03-60 - Statesmen Qt (re-recording for an album).


   

 

I'll Walk Them Golden Stairs ( When I Die )
performed by: The Crusaders Quartet

 
   

 

I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
performed by: Elvis Presley

 



Iím gonna walk, walk dem golden stairs
For I know my Jesus answers all of my prayers
Well, when he comes to call me to that home on high
I'm gonna walk dem golden stairs when I die, when I die

Oh, Lord you know that I cain't hardly wait
To reach that sweet by and by-y-y-y
And when I reach those pear-ly gates
Gonna walk dem golden stairs when I die, when I die
Well, well, well
Iím gonna walk, walk dem golden stairs
For I know my Jesus answers all of my prayers
Well, when he comes to call me to that home on high
Gonna walk dem golden stairs when I die, when I die

When Jesus says to me-e-e, "well done"
And all of my cares are laid by-y-y-y
I'm gonna lay down my sword, my battle here is won
Gonna walk dem golden stairs when I die, when I die

Well, well, well
Iím gonna walk, walk dem golden stairs
For I know my Jesus answers all of my prayers
Well, when he comes to call me to that home on high
Gonna walk dem golden stairs when I die, when I die

Well, well, well
Iím gonna walk, walk dem golden stairs
For I know my Jesus answers all of my prayers
Well, when he comes to call me to that home on high
Gonna walk dem golden stairs when I die, when I die




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