>I can't convince myself that any similarity between "Red River
>Valley" and the Peacock-Flamman "We Will Walk in the Streets
>of the City" is more than coincidental. When sung, the two are
Wow! It is obvious to me that they are the "same" tune. There are minor variations, of course.
>Can't find Taylor's or French's "Golden City."
Marshall W. Taylor, Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies, Cincinnati: Marshall W. Taylor and W. C. Echols, 1882, pp 50-51.
The Golden Sheaf (enlarged edition), Boston: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1902, p 51.
>Also can't seem to find a New Orleans band version.
Found on the WWW:
Bunk Johnson We will Walk Through The Streets of the City
1961 - Humphrey, Percy - We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - Riverside - Crescent City Joy Makers
FW02856 Doc Paulin's Marching Band
Record Label: Folkways Records
201 - We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - Dirge
202 - We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - March
From WWW sources, I estimate that there have been around 60 jazz recordings of "We Will/Shall Walk through the Streets of the City."