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Jewell Burns
and Charles Tillman
WSB Atlanta, GA

About The Artist

Our research has determined that the duo that recorded the Columbia sides were a father - daughter team.

The Columbia recordings were done in Atlanta, GA (per Discograhy of American Historical Recordings) on January 27 and 28, 1925. Jewell's sister (Mary Elizabeth) accompanied the two on "My Mother's Bible" and "Don't Forget The Old Folks."

In March of 1924, the Rev. Charles Tillman along with campaign workers, gospel singers, musicians and evangelists representing the Juvenile Protective Association of Atlanta were touring the state in hopes to establish an institution for "...wayward boys and girls." The article mentioned Mr. Tillman as a song writer and evangelist; Ms. Burns was a pianist and lyric-soprano.

An news report in the Index-Journal of Greenwood, SC indicated that the Charles Tillman and his two daughters, Mrs. Jewell Tillman Burns and Miss Elizabeth Tillman were to be heard over WSB in Atlanta at 9:30pm on March 5, 1925.

  • Rev. Charles D. Tillman (B: March 20, 1861 — D: September 2, 1943)
  • Jewell Tillman Burns (B: March 18, 1893 — D: November 18, 1973)
  • Mary Elizabeth Tillman (B: August 23, 1901 — D: April 12, 1969)

Credits & Sources

  • Tillmans Will Sing Over Radio; March 5, 1925; The Index-Journal; Greenwood, SC
  • Workers Tour State For Junior Republic; March 9, 1924; The Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta, GA
  • Republic For Boys Pushed In Georgia; March 10, 1924; The Times; Montgomery, AL

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  15024 D A Someday, It Won't Be Long
  15024 D B Old Time Power
  15025 D A Don't Forget The Old Folks
  15025 D B My Mother's Bible
  15026 D A Sometime Somewhere
  15026 D B Tell It Again

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