Composer: Lucie Eddie Campbell

Lucie Eddie Campbell, April 30, 1885–January 3, 1963, one of nine children born to parents who were slaves in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis with her mother after her father died when she was two years old. Became first Music Director of newly formed Education arm for the new National Baptist Convention formed in 1916 in Memphis. In 1919 at a NBC convention in Atlantic City, Campbell introduced a young, blind singer, Connie Rosemond, who electrified the delegates with his rendition of Campbell’s first gospel hymn, “Something Within.” Campbell met Rosemond on the famous Beale St in Memphis. She heard a man betting $10 that he could make the blind youngster “get down in the alley” an expression for singing the blues. T… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Lucie Eddie Campbell
Incipit: 54535 17653 43424
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #413Page Scan
Hymns of Faith #521Page Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #785Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #190Page Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #428
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #172Page Scan
Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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