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Stamps-Baxter Music

History

Stamps-Baxter Music may be the most prolific music publishing company in the history of Southern Gospel. The songs published by Stamps-Baxter were written by some of the most beloved songwriters and have been recorded by nearly every artist in the genre.

The Stamps-Baxter Music And Printing Company was founded by V O Stamps and J R Baxter in 1926. Stamps ran the main office in Dallas, Texas while Baxter headed an office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In addition to the printing company, the Stamps-Baxter School Of Music was born out of this partnership. The school continues to meet annually.

Soon, there were numerous groups affiliated with Stamps-Baxter Music. A 1940 album published by Stamps-Baxter shows a total of 11 groups, most of which used some variation of Stamps, Baxter, or both in their names. Some of these include V O Stamp's Original Stamps Quartet, J R Baxter's Baxter Quartet, a group of printing company employees billed as the Stamps-Baxter Quartet, the Stamps-Baxter Blackwood Brothers, and a group headed by V O Stamp's brother Frank.

After the death of V O Stamps in 1940, J R Baxter relocated to Dallas to operate the company for the next 20 years. When J R Baxter passed away in 1960, his wife Clarice Baxter became president of the company until her death in 1972.

In 1974, Stamps-Baxter Music was sold to Zondervan, a major Christian book publisher. In 1997, Zondervan packaged the Stamps-Baxter Music catalog with Benson Music when they got out of the music business, selling both imprints and all associated music catalogs to Provident/Zomba. The Stamps-Baxter Music catalog was later sold to Capitol Christian, a company that controls roughly 75 percent of all Christian music copyrights.

Published Songs

(Partial List)

A Closer Walk
After Awhile
After The Sunrise
Alone In The Garden
An Empty Mansion
Better Hurry Up
Crown Him King
Do Right And Come Smiling Thru
Don't Pass Them By
Down On My Knees
Dreaming Of A Little Cabin
Everybody Will Be Happy
Far Above The Starry Sky
Farther Along
Gettin' Ready To Leave This World
Give The World A Smile
Go Right Out
Going Home
Great Day
Headin' For Gloryland
He Is Mine And I Am His
He Set Me Free
Heaven Is My Home
He'll Hold My Hand
Her Mansion Is Higher Than Mine
I Couldn't Begin To Tell You
I Love My Savior Too
I Love To Tell Of His Love
I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone
If Jesus Is There
I'll Be Happy
I'll Be Somewhere Listening
I'll Go Over Jordan Someday
I'll Have A New Life
I'll Meet You By The River
I'm Feelin Fine
I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World
I'm Going Up When I Die
I'm Gonna Leave It All Behind Me
I'm Gonna Take A Ride
I'm Telling The World About His Love
I'm Winging My Way Back Home
In The Sweet Forever
It's A Grand And Glorious Feeling
It's Been A Wonderful Day
It's Shouting Time In Heaven
I've Been Walkin'
I've Found A Hiding Place
I've Got That Old Time Religion
I've Never Been Sorry
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
Just For You And Me
Keep Moving Along
Keep Moving On
Love Is The Key
Mighty The Lord
More Precious Than Gold
My Burdens Have Rolled Away
My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out
My Soul Is Satisfied
Oh It Thrills Me
My Soul Shall Live On
Oh The Glory Did Roll
Prettiest Flowers
Riding On The Wings Of Love
Rocked On The Deep
Shout And Shine
Shouting Time
Since Jesus Spoke Peace To Me
Sing Me A Song About Jesus
Someday We Know
Standing By The River
Stormy Waters
The Glory Special
The Glory Way
The Lily Of The Valley
The Sweetest Song I Know
There'll Be Shouting
There's Been A Wonderful Change
They'll Welcome Me Back Home
This Little Light Of Mine
Turn Your Radio On
Waiting For The Call
Walk With The Lord
We'll Meet A Lot Of Friends And Neighbors
We'll Soon Be Done With Troubles And Trials
What's That Name
When He Blessed My Soul
When I Looked Up And He Looked Down
When I Wake Up To Sleep No More
When I've Traveled My Last Mile Home
When They Ring The Bells Of Heaven
When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal
Where Could I Go
Where The Roses Never Fade
Where Will You Be
Where You Gonna Hide
Won't It Be Wonderful There

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