Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#755 (Week of 4/28/12- 5/4/12)

"Fla-Ga-La-Pa"
by Timmie Rogers With The Palmer Brothers
on Majestic 9000 A
released in 1946


    

Above: Timmie Rogers. He was a comedian, singer, dancer, composer, actor, and musician.

From The Billboard 7/7/45: ....Timmie Rogers stops the show cold with his singing, dancing and antics, especially the latter. Material is hot and so is Rogers. His leap from the audience to the stage in a split shakes the rafters....

From The Billboard 8/10/46: NEW YORK, Aug. 3—Majestic Records has inked Timmie Rogers, vocalist-comic now at Cafe Society Downtown here, to a disk contract. Rogers will do some of his original novelties and jive numbers.

From The Billboard 5/24/47: NEW YORK, May 17—Comedian Timmie Rogers' waxing pact with Majestic Records was canceled this week. Rogers had cut four sides for the firm before the deal was severed.
(NOTE: In another 8/10/46 article, Billboard states that Majestic had signed Rogers to do 12 sides.)

The Palmer Brothers consisted of Clarence Palmer, who had a big hit in early 1957, "Bad Boy," with The Jive Bombers, and his brothers, Ernie and Dick Palmer.

Click HERE for an article about The Jive Bombers by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Ad from The Billboard dated 9/14/46.


    

Above Left: Column from The Billboard dated 11/30/46. Actually, The Palmer Brothers provide a rather sparing and subdued vocal background on this song.

Above Right: Column from The Billboard dated 7/19/47.



    
Above: Ad from The Billboard dated 10/6/45. This first version (audio provided below) was released on Excelsior TR-136A with The Al "Stomp" Russell Trio providing instrumental and vocal backing. Rogers had two records on Excelsior (1945) with Al Russell's group. Russell's Trio had four releases on Excelsior on their own.


    
Above: Column from The Billboard dated 11/17/45. Note that along with The Al Russell Trio, Lucky Thompson is on sax and Johnny Otis plays drums on this Excelsior version. Audio of this version can be heard below.


    
Above: Label image of Majestic 9000 A recorded in August 1946. This is the first of two records by Timmie Rogers With The Palmer Brothers on Majestic (1946), one side each. The Palmer Brothers were Clarence, Richard and Ernie Palmer. They were also known as The Cabaliers when with Cab Calloway's Orchestra.

Listen to this week's selections by Timmie Rogers With The Palmer Brothers on Majestic 9000 A from 1946 and Timmie Rogers With The Al Russell Trio on Excelsior TR-136A from 1945:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Fla-Ga-La-Pa (Palmer Brothers)
          2. Fla-Ga-La-Pa (Al Russell Trio)
 
          BOTH VERSIONS played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Fla-Ga-La-Pa (Palmer Brothers)
          2. Fla-Ga-La-Pa (Al Russell Trio)

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Fla-Ga-La-Pa (Palmer Brothers)
          2. Fla-Ga-La-Pa (Al Russell Trio)


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