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#746 (Week of 2/25/12 - 3/2/12)

THE FOUR TOPPERS ON TRANSCRIPTION DISCS - PART ONE

"Little Jackie Horner"/"Great Moon God"/
"My Dreams Of You"/"Go Find Somebody New"
by The Four Toppers
on KBS 62 Transcription Disc
released in 1941


    

Above: The (Four) Toppers clipping from The Billboard 1943 Yearbook (published at end of 1942). In the circa 1941 picture are (Left-Right) Jimmy Springs (tenor), Steve Gibson (bass), David Patillo (tenor), and Richard Davis (baritone).

Click HERE for an article about The Red Caps (including The Four Toppers) by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: (Left) "Possibilities" in the Vaudeville field from The Billboard dated 2/13/43. (Top Right) Column from The Billboard 1943 Yearbook. (Bottom Right) An earlier "Possibilities" selection from The Billboard dated 9/12/42.


    
Above: Column from The Billboard dated 2/13/43.


    
Above: Label image of KBS 62 released in 1941. Keystone Broadcasting System provided transcription discs to a coast-to-coast network of radio stations starting in the early 1940s. The flip side is KBS 61 and is cowboy songs by Herb Jeffrey. "Herbert Jeffrey" (aka Herb Jeffries) starred in several all-black cowboy movies with The Four Tones in the late 1930s. The Four Toppers changed their name to The Five Red Caps in mid-1943 and soon afterward were recording for Joe Davis' Beacon, etc. labels.

"Great Moon God"/"My Dreams Of You"/"Go Find Somebody New" are different versions than in their 1941 short film "The Toppers Take A Vow."

Listen to this week's selections by The Four Toppers on KBS 62 from 1941:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Little Jackie Horner
          2. Great Moon God
          3. My Dreams Of You
          4. Go Find Somebody New
 
          ALL FOUR played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Little Jackie Horner
          2. Great Moon God
          3. My Dreams Of You
          4. Go Find Somebody New

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Little Jackie Horner
          2. Great Moon God
          3. My Dreams Of You
          4. Go Find Somebody New


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

Click HERE for THE FOUR TOPPERS ON TRANSCRIPTION DISCS - PART TWO.
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