IN THE STYLE OF THE INK SPOTS - PART TWO
"Am I Too Late"
"Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat"
Above: Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots consisted of (L-R) Jimmy Holmes, Leon Antoine, Harold Jackson, and Charlie Fuqua. Isaac Royal was their pianist.
(11/14/53) ....The new Ink Spots, featuring Charlie Fuqua, are booked solidly for one year, according to Universal Attractions. Dates include some Hawaiian and Japanese stands and a number of West Coast engagements. The group waxes for King Records....
Above: Clipping from August 16, 1952 issue of The Billboard.
Above: Clippings from March 28, 1953 and April 4, 1953 issues of The Billboard.
Above: Label images of King 1336 and King 1425, both sides recorded on September 9, 1953. The line-up shown on the King 1425 label is when the record was released, not when it was recorded. Essix Scott replaced Leon Antoine in 1954. Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots had nine records released on King (1953-55), and then, with a modified line-up, moved to the Verve label (1956-59). They also had a beautiful song on the Ford label (1962), with Joe Van Loan singing tenor lead.
Listen to this week's selections by The Ink Spots
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
A. Stream RealAudio...
1. Am I Too Late - King 1336 - 1954
2. Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat - King 1425 - 1955
BOTH played in sequence
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