Lucie E. Campbell [–Williams]
30 April 1885 – 3 January 1963
[Lucie married C.R. Williams in 1960]
Published Works (Selected):
For a list of individual songs in chronological order, see Boyer (1992), p. 83.
Gospel Pearls (1921)
Inspirational Melodies (1925)
Spirituals Triumphant Old and New
1st Ed. (1926)
Rev. & Enl. (1927)
Inspirational Melodies No. 2 (1929)
Lucie E. Campbell’s Soul-Stirring Songs for All Religious Occasions (1947, enlarged 1952): WorldCat
Lucie E. Campbell, A Study of the Causes of Withdrawals of Booker T. Washington High School of Memphis, Tennessee, M.S. Thesis (Nashville: Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State College, 1951): WorldCat
Archives & Manuscripts:
Luvenia A. George Collection, Indiana University, Archives of African American Music and Culture:
African American Sheet Music Collection, Emory University, Stuart A. Rose Archives:
Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis:
Archive Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution:
Life & Works:
William M. Washington, Miss Lucie Speaks: Addresses of Miss Lucie E. Campbell (Nashville: Sunday School Publishing Board, 1971): WorldCat
Robert J. Bradley, “Miss Lucy: The legacy of the woman and her music,” National Baptist Voice (April 1979-1980), pp. 30-31.
Niani Kilkenny & Rebecca E. Curzon, The Songs of Lucie E. Campbell: Gospel Music Composer (Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1984).
Luvenia A. George and Ada Gilkey, “Lucie E. Campbell: Baptist Composer and Educator,” The Black Perspective in Music, vol. 15, no. 1 (1987), pp. 25-49: JSTOR
Horace Clarence Boyer, “Lucie E. Campbell: Composer for the National Baptist Convention,” We’ll Understand It Better By and By (Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1992), pp. 81-108.
Luvenia A. George, “Lucie E. Campbell: Her nurturing and expansion of gospel music in the National Baptist Convention,” We’ll Understand It Better By and By (Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1992), pp. 109-119.
Rev. Charles Walker, “Lucie E. Campbell Williams: A cultural biography,” We’ll Understand It Better By and By (Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1992), pp. 121-138.
Jon Michael Spencer, “The National Baptists,” Black Hymnody: A Hymnological History of the African-American Church (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992), pp. 74-100.
Charles Walker, Miss Lucie (Nashville: Townsend Press, 1993): WorldCat
Judith Weisenfeld & Richard Newman, This Far By Faith: Readings in African-American Women’s Religious Biography (New York: Routledge, 1996), pp. 56-72: WorldCat
Roxanne Regina Reed, Preaching and Piety: The Politics of Women’s Voice in African-American Gospel Music with Special Attention to Gospel Music Pioneer Lucie E. Campbell, dissertation (Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2003): WorldCat
Kip Lornell, “Lucie E. Campbell,” American National Biography:
Horace Clarence Boyer & Roxanne R. Reed, “Lucie (Eddie) Campbell,” Grove Music Online:
“Lucie Eddie Campbell,” Hymnary.org:
William Ellis, “Lucie Campbell,” Memphis Music Hall of Fame: