Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#714 (Week of 6/11/11 - 6/17/11)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHIL MOORE FOUR
PART THREE OF THREE

THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

"Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance"/"She's A Rank Chick"
by The Phil Moore Four
on Musicraft 15076
released in 1946


     

Above: Phil Moore clippings from The Billboard dated 3/17/45 and 3/24/45.




Above: Full page advertisement from The Billboard dated 9/8/45.


Above: Jet Magazine column from the 6-1-87 edition.


Above: This record was issued on red wax.


   
Above Left: Label image of Musicraft 15076 recorded on 4/29/46 and released in July 1946. It was the last of four releases by The Phil Moore Four on Musicraft, all in 1946. "Romance Without Finance" was composed by Tiny Grimes and released by The Cats And The Fiddle (in June 1946). Grimes later performed the song with Charlie Parker on the Savoy label in 1948.

Members of The Phil Moore Four on this record were probably Phil Moore (piano), Walter Bishop (drums), John Letman (trumpet) and Doles Dickins or John Levy (bass).

Above Right: Column from The Billboard dated 6/29/46. Phil Moore later had releases on the Black & White (1946-47) and Discovery (1948-50) labels. Discovery used masters purchased from Musicraft.

Listen to this week's selections by The Phil Moore Four on Musicraft 15076 from 1946:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance
          2. She's A Rank Chick
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance
          2. She's A Rank Chick

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance
          2. She's A Rank Chick


The Billboard Review 7/13/46


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Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHIL MOORE FOUR - PART ONE OF THREE.
Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHIL MOORE FOUR - PART TWO OF THREE.
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