Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#713 (Week of 6/4/11 - 6/10/11)

"I Was Wrong"/"Ooh Rocking Daddy"
by The Moonglows
on Chance CH-1156
released in 1954


Above: The Moonglows (L-R) Prentiss Barnes (bass), Bobby Lester (tenor), Billy Johnson (guitar), Pete Graves (tenor), and Harvey Fuqua (baritone). Johnson did not join the group until after "Sincerely" was released.

Click HERE for an article about The Moonglows by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: The Billboard clippings from 4/3/54 and 12/18/54 editions. The name Moonglows was derived from Alan Freed's "Moondog" moniker.



Above: The Billboard clipping from 7/17/54 edition and review from 6/5/54 edition. The ad pushes the "I Was Wrong" side, while the review favors the flip.


     
Above: Label image of Chance CH-1156 recorded on 1/10/54 and released in May 1954. Harvey Fuqua sings lead on "I Was Wrong" and Bobby Lester does the honor on the flip side. Both sides credit (Alan) Freed - (Harvey) Fuqua as composers. The Moonglows had releases on Champagne (1953), Chance (1953-54), Chess (1954-61) and Checker (1954-55).... notice the "Ch" reiteration. On Checker, they were billed as The Moonlighters.

Listen to this week's selections by The Moonglows on Chance CH-1156 from 1954:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. I Was Wrong
          2. Ooh Rocking Daddy
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. I Was Wrong
          2. Ooh Rocking Daddy

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. I Was Wrong
          2. Ooh Rocking Daddy


     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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