Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#699 (Week of 2/12/11 - 2/18/11)

*IN THE STYLE OF THE INK SPOTS - PART SIX

SPOTLIGHT ON THE DREAMS - PART TWO OF TWO

"*I'll Be Faithful"/"My Little Honeybun"
by The Dreams
on Savoy 1157-A/B
released in 1955


Above: The Dreams (L-R) Stephen Presbery (bass), George Grant (lead tenor), Bernard Harris (first tenor and falsetto), Robert Henderson (baritone), Wesley Hayes (second tenor and guitar). In this photo, George Grant (lead singer of The Castelles) was filling in for an ill George Tindley (The Dreams' regular lead singer).

Click HERE for an article about The Dreams by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Savoy Records clippings from The Billboard dated 5/7/55 and 5/14/55.


Above: Label image of Savoy 1157, recorded on March 14, 1955 and released the following month. This is the third of three releases by The Dreams on the Savoy label (1954-55). George Tindley sings lead on the ballad side, while Robert Henderson does the honor on the flip. As in Part One, Stephen Presbery, the group's bass singer, is again composer of the flip side.

The Dreams, renamed Kenny Esquire And The Starlites, had two releases on the Herald label (1956-57). "Kenny Esquire" was actually George Tindley, who sang lead on all four sides. Billy Taylor (of The Castelles) filled in for a missing Robert Henderson.

Excerpts from The Billboard:
(3/31/56) Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Wing) is currently wrapping up a two-week stand at the Carnival in Pittsburgh. Hawkins' manager, Stan Pat, has signed up the Castelles (Atlantic) and the Dreams, a quintet formerly on Savoy. The Gale office is now booking the Castelles.

(6/9/56) Herald Records signed a new quintet, the Dreams....

Listen to this week's selections by The Dreams on Savoy 1157 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. I'll Be Faithful
          2. My Little Honeybun
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. I'll Be Faithful
          2. My Little Honeybun

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. I'll Be Faithful
          2. My Little Honeybun

The Billboard 5/7/55

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

Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON THE DREAMS - PART ONE OF TWO.
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