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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Dec-03 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Kumbaya
Thanks, Joe, for putting the thread with the composer of "Kumbaya" (Martin V. Frey, 1957 and other copyrights) at the top. Kum* works but somehow I missed it. Written by him in the 1930s?

Did it became so popular that it need not be put in the DT? Perhaps the lyrics and chords given in Rise Up Singing should be put in the DT with credit to the author.

Whose versions sold the most recordings? I've got Baez stuck away somewhere, but others must have been big sellers as well. I know there was Peter, Paul and Mary, and .....? Did the Smothers Brothers make a parody or was that just an old TV episode that I vaguely remember?