Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#766 (Week of 7/14/12 - 7/20/12)

"I Don't Know"/"A Star"
by The Keynotes
on Apollo 484
released in 1955


    

Above: Photo of The Keynotes, consisting of Floyd Adams (lead tenor), Howard Anderson (first tenor), Roger Lee (second tenor), Larry "Sparky" Carter (baritone), and Tucker Clark (bass). After their first three records, Sam Kearney replaced Adams.


    
Above: Clipping about The Keynotes's record from March 1956.


    
Above: Label image of Apollo 484 recorded on November 1, 1955 and released in December 1955. This is The Keynotes' second of six records they had on Apollo (1955-57). They also had one record on the Index label (1958).

Herman Baucom, composer of "I Don't Know," also co-composed The Keynotes' "Zup Zup." Do not know Baucom's relationship with the group or with Apollo. Floyd Adams, their lead singer, shows as composer of "A Star."

Listen to this week's selections by The Keynotes on Apollo 484 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. I Don't Know
          2. A Star
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. I Don't Know
          2. A Star

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. I Don't Know
          2. A Star

(Review from The Billboard 12/24/55)

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


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