COME BY HERE

Latest update on 18/01/2015

Artist: H. Wylie
Author: traditional
Label: L.o.C.
Year: 1926

Robert Gordon recording near Darien, Georgia. Known as Kum Ba Yah among the rest of the Gullah speaking population of the Georgia Sea Islands.

Covers:

1936:

Ethel Best [John A. Lomax recording in Raiford, Florida]

1953:

Chosen Gospel Singers [Gospel variation of old spiritual Come By Here, M'Lord, probably dating from slavery times; published in Revival Choruses Of Martin V. Frey (1939), credited ever since]

1953:

Blind Wonders Of Washington DC

1954:

Edna Gallman Cooke with Radio Four

1958:

Folksmiths [first recording as Kum Ba Yah on Folkways lp We've Got Some Singing To Do: The Folksmiths Travelling Folk Workshop; Joe Hickerson was one of them (successor of Robert Gordon and John A. Lomax heading the Archive of Folk Culture)]

1958:

Hightower Brothers

1959:

Weavers

1962:

Joan Baez [as Kumbaya]

1962:

Journeymen [idem]

1963:

Gospel Chimes

1963:

Seekers [as Kumbaya, first as folk tune on their audition tape in Melbourne, one year later as pop tune in London]

1964:

Freedom Singers

1965:

Bernice Johnson Reagon [as Come By Hyer on Folkways lp Folk Songs: The South]

1966:

James Cleveland

1966:

Barbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers

1966:

Charles & Inez Foxx

1967:

Caravans

1968:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe [one of her last recordings]

1969:

Sandpipers

1974:

Nina Simone [as Com' By H'Yere]

1984:

Guadalcanal Diary [as Kumbayah]

1989:

Sweet Honey In The Rock

1998:

Peter, Paul & Mary

2001:

Guano Apes [with Michael Mittelmeier as Kumba Yo]

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