I'LL FLY AWAY

Latest update on 08/10/2016

Artist: Humbard Family
Author: Albert Brumley
Label: Okeh
Year: 1940

Written in 1929, inspired by a line from Vernon Dalhart's Prisoner Song: "If I had the wings of an angel". The copyright reads 1932.

Covers:

1947:

Rev. B.C. Campbell

1949:

Chuck Wagon Gang

1950s:

Osborne Brothers

1951:

Hank Williams

1951:

Southern Sons [for Trumpet]

1956:

Kossoy Sisters

1961:

Rev. Gary Davis

1962:

Carolyn Hester

1962:

B.J. Thomas

1964:

Staple Singers

1970:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1972:

Ray Stevens

1981:

Survivors [Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins]

1987:

Ray Price

1993:

Statler Brothers

1997:

Jordanaires

1997:

Aretha Franklin [on Diana's Tribute]

1997:

Brenda Lee

2000:

Gillian Welsh & Alison Krauss [in film O Brother, Where Art Thou?]

2002:

Hackensaw Boys

2003:

Johnny Cash [posthumous on My Mother's Hymn Book]

2004:

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

2004:

Kanye West

2008:

Five Blind Boys Of Alabama

Also by The Bellamy Brothers, Wynonna & Gary Chapman (in film The Apostle), Loretta Lynn, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Oak Ridge Boys, Burl Ives and James & Martha Carson.

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