Canaan Records

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Canann Records.
Founded 1965
Founder Marvin Norcross
Genre Southern Gospel
Country of origin United States
Official website http://www.worddistribution.com/

Canaan Records is a Christian record label and is a subsidiary of Word Entertainment. It was started in 1965 by founder Marvin Norcross as a vehicle for the label's Southern Gospel quartets. Their biggest artist to date is that of the Happy Goodman Family. After being absent from the southern gospel music industry for several years, Word Entertainment revived the Canaan Records label in 2007, placing Dave Clark as the General Manager of the label and announcing Canaan's relaunch on June 6, 2007. The first group to sign with the label after the relaunch was southern gospel veteran group, The Hoppers, who released their first Canaan Records album, The Ride on September 4, 2007. Early labels were red with black print. Later, the label changed to black with a color logo and a distinctive vertical row of colored dots down the middle of the label. In the mid-1980s, the label changed to a full color label showing a desert town (presumably Canaan) at sunset, with colors fading from green to yellow to orange in the sky, and tones of brown for the sand. For the 2007 relaunch of Canaan Records, the logo was changed to display the word "Canaan" in a script-style font with the word "RECORDS" below in a sans-serif font, with the label name surrounded on either side by arching curves, implying an oval shape around the words.

In 2009 Word Records again closed the doors on Canaan Records; Word continues to release "The Canaan Vault" collection on iTunes; remastered past recordings from the 1960s, '70s and '80s strictly for digital download.

Select Canaan artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

Wonderful Time Up There - Plainsmen Quartet [1965]

Florida Boys in Nashville - Florida Boys Quartet [1965]

Gospel Singing Jubilee I - Various Artists [1965]

Songs of Happiness - LeFevres [1965]

Lily of the Valley - Rebels [1965]

The Blue Ridge Quartet - Blue Ridge Quartet [1965]

The Fourth Man - Vanguards [1965]

Sacred Gems - Rebels [1965]

The Sensational Sounding Couriers Quartet - Couriers Quartet [1965]

Born to Serve the Lord - Harvesters Quartet [1966]

Echoing - Dixie Echoes [1966]

The Plainsmen Quartet, Volume 1 - Plainsmen Quartet [1966]

The Plainsmen Quartet, Volume 2 - Plainsmen Quartet [1966]

I'm Too Near Home - The Happy Goodman Family [1966]

The Best of the Happy Goodmans - The Happy Goodman Family [1966]

The Love of God - Blue Ridge Quartet [1966]

It's a Wonderful Feeling - The Happy Goodman Family [1966]

Singing Gospel Jubilee, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1966]

The Little Man with the Big Voice - Hal Kennedy [1966]

Sing Unto the Lord - Couriers Quartet [1966]

Look Up to Jesus - Florida Boys Quartet [1966]

Who Am I - Blue Ridge Quartet [1966]

Coming On Strong - Dixie Echoes & Hal Kennedy [1967]

Walk, Talk, and Sing - Tall Men Quartet [1967]

Together - Harvesters Quartet & Oak Ridge Boys [1967]

Oh So Many Reasons - Harvesters Quartet [1967]

Come On Let's Sing - Weatherford Quartet [1967]

What a Happy Time - The Happy Goodman Family [1967]

Singing Through Life - Florida Boys Quartet [1967]

Bigger 'N' Better - The Happy Goodman Family [1967]

Up Tempo - Florida Boys Quartet [1967]

Dwayne Friend Picks Happy Goodman Hits - Dwayne Friend [1967]

1965 Sermon - Hovie Lister [1967]

The Country, Gospel Style of the Hemphills - Hemphills [1967]

Listen to Those Smooth Weatherfords - Weatherfords [1967]

Good 'N' Happy - The Happy Goodman Family [1967]

Blue Ridge Quartet Sings America's 12 Favorite Hymns - Blue Ridge Quartet [1967]

1966 Sermon - Hovie Lister [1967]

Make Happy Tracks - Florida Boys Quartet [1968]

Steel Away - Pete Drake [1968]

High and Easy - Coy Cook [1968]

Beauty, Power and Peace - Prophets [1968]

The World of Ike Davis - Ike Davis [1968]

The Happy Gospel of the Happy Goodman Family - The Happy Goodman Family [1968]

Songs We Can't Stop Singing - Blue Ridge Quartet [1968]

Gospel Songs the Country Way - Hal Kennedy [1968]

In Gospel Country - Hemphills [1968]

I'm Happy Now - Steve Sanders [1968]

Exciting & Inspiring - Dixie Echoes Quartet [1968]

America's Gospel Classics - Various Artists [1968]

Sing Out the Good News - Blue Ridge Quartet [1968]

Kinda Country - Florida Boys Quartet [1968]

Little Steve Sings Big - Steve Sanders [1969]

We're Happy Christians - Lowell Lundstrom Team [1969]

Portrait of Excitement - The Happy Goodman Family [1969]

Dearest To My Heart - Jack Holcomb [1969]

Singing Time - John Stalls Family [1969]

Green, Green, Grass of Home - Blue Ridge Quartet [1969]

Gospel Classics, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1969]

Ride N' High - Thrasher Brothers [1969]

The Best Is Yet to Come - LeFevres [1969]

LeFevres Play Gospel Music! - LeFevres [1969]

This Happy House - The Happy Goodman Family [1969]

Your Kind of Singing - Florida Boys Quartet [1969]

Take Us Home With You - Singing Hemphills [1969]

Running Free! - Lowell Lundstrom Team [1969]

...And That's Enough - Blue Ridge Quartet [1969]

Gospel Sessions - Ike Davis [1969]

This Is My Valley - Steve Sanders [1969]

The Happy Guitar of Ernie Maxwell - Ernie Maxwell [1969]

Gospel Time-Happy Time! - Various Artists [1969]

Gospel Fiesta - Gailileans [1969]

LeFevres Present Pierce & Mylon - LeFevres [1970]

Turning It On - Thrasher Brothers [1970]

Ride That Glory Train with the Blue Ridge Quartet - Blue Ridge Quartet [1970]

The Lewis Family Sings In Gospel Country - Lewis Family [1970]

The Thrasher Brothers at Fantastic Caverns - Thrasher Brothers [1970]

Talk About the Good Times - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1970]

This, That and the Other - Wendy Bagwell [1970]

The Many Moods of the Florida Boys - Florida Boys Quartet [1970]

...In the Springtime of His Years - Steve Sanders [1970]

Good Times with the Happy Goodman Family - The Happy Goodman Family [1970]

Make It Happen - Gailileans [1970]

Moving Up - LeFevres [1970]

Rise and Shine with the Blue Ridge Quartet - Blue Ridge Quartet [1970]

I'm Thankful Lord - Lowell Lundstrom Team [1970]

Old Brush Arbor Days - Singing Hemphills [1970]

A Little Bit of Everything - Cathedral Quartet [1970]

The Old Cajer Bagwell Place - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1971]

Lewis Country - Lewis Family [1971]

Now Hear This - Thrasher Brothers [1971]

Today - Four Gallileans [1971]

Fifty Golden Years - LeFevres [1971]

Sand in Their Shoes and a Song in Their Hearts - Florida Boys Quartet [1971]

Hallelujah! - Vestel Goodman [1971]

Everything's Alright - Cathedral Quartet [1971]

There's a Great Day Coming - Blue Ridge Quartet [1971]

You Won't Believe This (Live in Langdale) - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1971]

Beautiful - Colorful Lewis Family [1971]

The Bright New Sound of the National Gospel Band - National Gospel Band [1971]

Now - Steve Sanders [1971]

Those Singing Americans...Are Coming Your Way - Thrasher Brothers [1971]

Our Inspiration - Inspirations [1971]

Wanted Live - The Happy Goodman Family [1971]

Leave Your Sorrows and Come Along - The Happy Goodman Family [1972]

Wake Up In Glory - Inspirations [1972]

Make Mine Gospel - Singing Hemphills [1972]

Best by a Country Mile - Lewis Family [1972]

The Dove Awards, 1971 - Various Artists [1972]

Encore - Four Gallileans [1972]

I'm Looking for That Day - Lundstroms [1972]

On the Move - Blue Ridge Quartet [1972]

Solid Gospel by the Florida Boys - Florida Boys [1972]

Welcome To Our World - Cathedral Quartet [1972]

By Your Request - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1972]

Meet Me In Canaanland! - Various Artists [1972]

Old Time Singin' - Inspirations [1972]

America Sings - Thrasher Brothers [1972]

Just Us - Lewis Family [1972]

The New Sounds of the LeFevres - LeFevres [1972]

Gospel Banjo - Little Roy and the Lewis Family [1972]

Now and Always - LeFevres [1972]

I Had a Dream - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1972]

We Shall Rise - Inspirations [1972]

Sweet Zion's Song - Hemphills [1972]

Travelin' with the Lundstroms - Lundstroms [1973]

The Thrasher Brothers Come Alive - Thrasher Brothers [1973]

The Blue Ridge Quartet Puts It Together - Blue Ridge Quartet [1973]

Country Sunday in Georgia - Lewis Family [1973]

Better Than Ever - Florida Boys [1973]

Gospel Music to Believe In: The Dove Awards, 1972 - Various Artists [1973]

The Last Sunday - Cathedral Quartet [1973]

The World of Laverne Tripp - Laverne Tripp [1973]

Pick These - Thrasher Brothers[1973]

The Legendary Goodmans - The Happy Goodman Family [1973]

Mama - Wendy Johnson & Messengers [1973]

The Lewis Family Lives in a Happy World - Lewis Family [1973]

What a Difference Jesus Makes - Florida Boys [1973]

The Inspirations Sing About Touring that City - Inspirations [1973]

The Carpenter's Tool - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1973]

Happiness Is Gospel - LeFevres [1973]

Gospel '73 - Various Artists [1973]

Holy Happy Hour - Bob Harrington [1973]

The Lundstroms' Television Special - Lundstroms [1973]

Sing Me a Gospel Song - Lundstroms [1973]

When I Wake Up (To Sleep No More) - Inspirations [1974]

One Day at a Time - Thrasher Brothers [1974]

Big and Live - Kingsmen Quartet [1974]

When Jesus Comes in the Clouds - Wendy Johnson [1974]

Lord, Let Me Be There - Jimmie Davis [1974]

True Gospel - Florida Boys [1974]

High in Gospel Country - Lewis Family [1974]

1686 Pounds of Gospel - Kingsmen [1974]

The Happy Goodman Family Hour - The Happy Goodman Family [1974]

A Fugitive from God - Lundstroms [1974]

Stepping on the Clouds - LeFevres [1974]

More to Go to Heaven For - Inspirations [1974]

Gospel Music Association's Top 10 of 1974 - Various Artists [1974]

Christ Is My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis & Singers [1974]

Our Statue of Liberty - Cathedral Quartet [1974]

Jubilation! - Kingsmen [1975]

He Was Talkin' About Me - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1974]

Absolutely Lewis - Lewis Family [1975]

Bustin' Out Laffin' - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1975]

Livin' Happy - Lundstroms [1975]

With You in Mind - Wendy Johnson [1975]

First Class Gospel - Florida Boys [1975]

I'm Taking a Flight - Inspirations [1975]

Heart to Heart - Thrasher Brothers [1975]

Have Fun on Me - Bob Harrington [1975]

Covered By Warmth - The Happy Goodman Family [1975]

Living By Faith - Jimmie Davis [1975]

24 Carat Gospel - Kingsmen [1975]

Flatt Gospel - Lester Flatt With Nashville Grass [1975]

For Keeps - Cathedral Quartet [1975]

Experience - LeFevres [1975]

Just a Little talk with Jesus - Cleavant Derricks [1975]

Golden Street Parade - Inspirations [1976]

The Spirit in '76 - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1975]

Singer - Rusty Goodman [1976]

Family Style Gospel - Lewis Family [1976]

Good Times Are Coming - Singing Christians [1976]

Here They Come - Florida Boys [1976]

Gospel Music Association's Top Ten of 1975 - Various Artists [1976]

Live - Jimmie Davis [1976]

The Gospel According To Music - Various Artists [1976]

It Made News in Heaven - Kingsmen [1976]

99 & 44/100% Goodmans - The Happy Goodman Family [1976]

Gospel U.S.A. - LeFevres [1976]

Easy on the Ears and Heavy on the Heart - Cathedral Quartet [1976]

Live - Inspirations [1976]

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Cleavant Derricks [1976]

We're Not Getting Older, Just Closer to Home - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1976]

We'll Keep on Praising His Name - Lewis Family [1976]

100% Cotton - Cotton Ivy [1976]

The Promise - Singing Christians [1976]

Alive and Pickin' - Lewis Family [1976]

He Loves You - Florida Boys [1976]

Heaven Bound - Cruse Family [1976]

Just in Time - Kingsmen [1976]

Gospel Music Association's Top Ten Songs of 1976 - Various Artists [1977]

A Night of Inspiration - Inspirations [1976]

Put Jesus First - Jimmie Davis [1977]

Singing 'Til He Comes - LeFevres [1977]

On Heaven's Bright Shore - Inspirations [1977]

Then... and Now - Cathedral Quartet [1977]

The Spirit of the Dove - Thrasher Brothers [1977]

That All May Be One - Teddy Huffam [1977]

Peanuts to President: The Plains, Georgia Gospel - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1977]

Entertainer - Little Roy Lewis [1977]

Faith - Cruse Family [1977]

Something for Everyone - Singing Christians [1977]

In Concert...Live - Florida Boys [1977]

The New Will Rogers - Cotton Ivy [1977]

The Very Best of the Goodmans Live -The Happy Goodman Family [1977]

Songs in the Spirit - Jimmie Davis [1977]

Vintage Gospel - Florida Boys [1977]

When I Get Home - Inspirations [1977]

Country Faith - Lewis Family [1977]

Sunshine and Roses - Cathedrals [1978]

The Sun's Coming Up - Rex Nelon Singers [1977]

Gospel Music Association' Top Ten Songs of 1977 - Various Artists [1978]

Cookin' - Teddy Huffam & Gems [1978]

Transformation - Cruse Family [1978]

Refresh Our Spirit - Singing Christians [1978]

Refreshing - The Happy Goodman Family [1978]

Live! Souled Out - Teddy Huffam & Gems [1978]

Live - Rex Nelon Singers [1978]

Appearing Tonight - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1978]

Daybreak - Thrasher Brothers [1979]

Good Ol' Gospel Music - various Artists [1978]

The Best of the Florida Boys - Florida Boys Quartet [1978]

The Best of the Kingsmen - Kingsmen [1978]

Wrapped with Grace and Tied with Love - Lewis Family [1979]

Sing About a New Day - Florida Boys [1978]

Looking for You - Inspirations [1978]

Walking in the Sunshine - Jimmie Davis [1978]

Live - Thrasher Brothers [1978]

Feelings - Rex Nelon Singers [1979]

You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet - Cathedral Quartet [1979]

Something to Sing About - Inspirations [1979]

CAS-9844 - Gospel Music Association Top Ten Songs of 1978 - Various Artists [1978]

On the Road - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1979] Recorded live.

GMA 10th Anniversary Commemorative Album - Various Artists [1979]

Hallelujah Turnpike - Lewis Family [1979]

You Make It Rain for Me - Rusty Goodman [1979]

Happiness Is - Sam Goodman [1979]

Something Exciting - Florida Boys [1979]

Breakout - Mercy River Boys [1979]

Soul Train to Glory - Jimmie Davis [1979]

Standing Room Only - Teddy Huffam & Gems [1979]

Songs of Love - Inspirations [1980]

Expressions of Love - Rex Nelon Singers [1980]

Better Than Ever - Cathedral Quartet [1980]

Both Sides of the River - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1980]

Better Hurry Up! - The Happy Goodman Family [1979]

Good Time Get-Together - Lewis Family [1980]

Incredible - Teddy Huffam & Gems [1980]

Movin' On Up - Florida Boys [1980]

Escape to the Light - Rusty Goodman [1980]

Gospel Music Association's Top Ten of 1979 - Various Artists [1980]

Immortal Songs - Jimmie Davis [1980]

The Best of the Inspirations, Volume 1 - Inspirations [1980]

Goin' Higher -The Happy Goodman Family [1981]

Known Comic - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1981]

Super Pickin' - Little Roy Lewis [1981]

Gospel Music Association' Top Ten Songs of 1980 - Various Artists [1981]

Colors of His Love - Cathedral Quartet [1981]

One Step Closer - Rex Nelon Singers [1981]

I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Going to Be a Diamond Someday) - Lewis Family [1981]

On the Right Track - Florida Boys [1981]

Canaan Country Christmas - Various Artists [1981]

The Best of Teddy Huffam - Teddy Huffam [1981]

Sing Me a Gospel Song - Inspirations [1981]

Heaven's National Anthem - Jimmie Davis [1981]

Is That Footsteps I Hear? - Inspirations [1981]

Feeling at Home - Rex Nelon Singers [1982]

All Together Now - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1982]

Someday - Inspirations [1982]

In the Arms of My Best Friend - Mercy River Boys [1982]

Goodman Greats - The Happy Goodman Family [1982]

Something Special - Cathedral Quartet [1982]

We Shall Behold the King - Rex Nelon Singers [1983]

The Wonder of Wonders - Inspirations [1983]

Lewis Family Tradition - Lewis Family [1982]

Gospel Music Association' Top Ten Songs of 1981 - Various Artists [1982]

Favorites - Jimmie Davis [1982]

The Best of the Cathedral Quartet - Cathedral Quartet [1982] Reissued in 1987 as C09896.

Treasures - Florida Boys [1982]

CAS-9898 - Canaan Classics - Various Artists [1982]

Chosen - The Happy Goodman Family [1983]

Her Father's Child - Kelly Nelon [1983]

In Concert - Lewis Family [1983]

Three German Police Dogs and an Ol' Yeller Cat - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1983] Recorded live.

The Twentieth Anniversary - Inspirations [1983]

This One's For You - Jimmie Davis [1983]

Keep Rollin' On - Florida Boys [1983]

Favorites Old and New - Cathedral Quartet [1983]

More Than a Dream - Tanya Goodman [1983]

The Heart of Dixie - Little Roy Lewis [1984]

Above It All - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1984]

The Best of...and a Whole Lot More - Rex Nelon Singers [1984] Reissued as Canaan 701 9914 136.

Praise God and Country - Inspirations [1984]

Family Band - Rusty Goodman [1984]

The Newest Thing Around - Sam Goodman [1984]

Country Gospel Classics - Various Artists [1984]

You Were Loving Me - Lulu Roman Smith [1984]

In One Accord - Nelons [1984]

Canaan 20th Anniversary - Various Artists [1984]

Reaching Out - Florida Boys [1984]

Seeker - Tanya Goodman [1985]

Live from Canaanland - Various Artists [1984]

Keepin' On - Lewis Family [1984]

The Word - Newsong [1984]

The Joy of Jesus - Various Artists [1985]

Wherever I Am - Talleys [1984]

Grass Roots Gospel - Various Artists [1984]

It Ain't Love Till You Give It Away - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1985]

Their Greatest Hits - The Happy Goodman Family [1985]

We All Are One - Florida Boys [1985]

The Best of the Lewis Family - Lewis Family [1985]

Work of Heart - Talleys [1985]

The King of Who I Am - Various Artists [1985]

Hits - Rusty Goodman [1985]

Journeys - Nelons [1986]

Tell It to a Friend - Inspirations [1986]

Together - Florida Boys [1986]

United - Talleys [1986

Going Home for Christmas - Inspirations [1986]

Let's Turn the Light On - Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters [1987]

Harmony: A Unity of Music and Spirit - Various Artists [1986]

It's Still the Blood - Inspirations [1987]

Thanks - Nelons [1987]

A Reunion - The Cathedral Quartet (1995)

The Ride - Hoppers (2007)

Canaan Revisited Disc 1 & 2 - Various Artists (2007)

I Just Wanted You To Know - Kim Hopper (2008)

Nothin' But Good - LeFevre Quartet (2008)

Faith To Believe - Mike And Kelly Bowling (2008)

North America Live! - Hoppers (2008)

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