Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#666 (Week of 6/5/10 - 6/11/10)

"Blue Turning Grey"
by Roy Milton And Orchestra
on Specialty XSP-446
recorded in 1947
released in 1952


Above: Roy Milton And Orchestra.

Click HERE for an article about Roy Milton by J.C. Marion.
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[Specialty clipping at right courtesy of Galen Gart.]

Above: (Left) Roy Milton and (Right) December 1952 Clipping.

Roy Milton To Tour Europe:
HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 11, 1952—Orkster-vocalist Roy Milton becomes the first rhythm and blues name to play Europe when he departs here early next year for two-to-four months of p.a.'s across the Continent. Milton and his sextet were sought by a group of European promoters who contacted Art Rupe of Specialty Records, for whom Milton is a perennial seller. Rupe in turn turned over the bid to Ben Waller, local indie who books Milton. Deal calls for air transportation to and from Zurich, Switzerland, for the band, which will play concert dates from Switzerland thru Belgium and the Netherlands, winding up tentatively in Paris.



    
Above: Label image of Specialty XSP-446 recorded on December 27, 1947, but not released until December 1952. "Blue Turning Grey" is co-authored by "Fats" Waller. There is no vocal group on the flip side. Roy Milton recorded for Juke Box Records (Specialty), Roy Milton (Miltone), DooTone, and other labels.

Billboard Review 1/10/53:
BELIEVE ME BABY/BLUE TURNING GREY—Roy Milton—Specialty 446
It's coming up on the juke box chart and is the number two operator pick of the week.

Listen to this week's selection by Roy Milton And Orchestra on Specialty XSP-446 from 1952:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: The Billboard 12/20/52 Review)
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