Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#706 (Week of 4/2/11 - 4/8/11)

SPOTLIGHT ON "NEAR YOU"

"Near You"/
"As Years Go By"
by The Auditones
on Rainbow 10025A/B
released in 1947

"Near You"/
"I'm Holding Tight To My Love For You"
by Dolores Brown And The Auditones
on Sterling 3001 A/B
released in 1947


           [Above photo of Dolores Brown provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: (Left) Photo of Dolores Brown. She also sang with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra. (Right) Clipping from The Billboard 9/13/47. Bill Doggert is actually Bill Doggett, a pianist and arranger who played the organ on his smash 1956 hit "Honky Tonk Part 1 & 2."


Above: The Billboard review from 9/27/47 and column from 10/4/47.
Previous Record of the Week links: Sterling 3002 A ; Ann Cornell.


Above: The Billboard "Honor Roll" from 10/11/47.


THE HISTORY OF "NEAR YOU"
[The following article is from the 4/1/67 edition of The Billboard.]




                                                                                  [Sterling label image and corresponding audio provided by Andrew Bohan.]
Above: Label image of (Left) Rainbow 10025 released in September 1947 and (Right) Sterling 3001 released the following month. The Auditones had one other release on Rainbow (#10026) in October 1947. Dolores Brown And The Auditones had one other release on Sterling (#3002), also in October 1947.

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Near You - Rainbow 10025A - 1947
          2. As Years Go By - Rainbow 10025B - 1947
          3. Near You - Sterling 3001 A - 1947
          4. I'm Holding Tight To My Love For You - Sterling 3001 B - 1947
 
          ALL FOUR played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Near You - Rainbow 10025A - 1947
          2. As Years Go By - Rainbow 10025B - 1947
          3. Near You - Sterling 3001 A - 1947
          4. I'm Holding Tight To My Love For You - Sterling 3001 B - 1947

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Near You - Rainbow 10025A - 1947
          2. As Years Go By - Rainbow 10025B - 1947
          3. Near You - Sterling 3001 A - 1947
          4. I'm Holding Tight To My Love For You - Sterling 3001 B - 1947


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


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