Lucie E. Campbell [–Williams]

30 April 1885 – 3 January 1963

[Lucie married C.R. Williams in 1960]


Lucie E. Campbell, in Soul-Stirring Songs for All Religious Occasions (1947), signed. Image courtesy of the Archives of African American Music and Culture, Indiana University.

Featured Hymns:

Something Within

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

see also:

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:
http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view?doc.view=entire_text&docId=VAC1952

African American Sheet Music Collection, Emory University, Stuart A. Rose Archives:
http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xx0x

Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis:
https://www.southernfolklore.com/archives

Archive Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/

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.

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

Related Links:

Kip Lornell, “Lucie E. Campbell,” American National Biography:
https://doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1803383

Horace Clarence Boyer & Roxanne R. Reed, “Lucie (Eddie) Campbell,” Grove Music Online:
https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2256308

“Lucie Eddie Campbell,” Hymnary.org:
https://hymnary.org/person/Campbell_LE

William Ellis, “Lucie Campbell,” Memphis Music Hall of Fame:
http://memphismusichalloffame.com/inductee/luciecampbell/