Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#748 (Week of 3/10/12- 3/16/12)

"If I Had My Life To Live Over"/"Managua, Nicaragua"
by The Chickering Four
Featuring Floyd Sherman/Julie Conway With...
on Signature 15086-B/A
released in 1947


    

Above: Clipping of The Chickering Four from The Billboard dated 3/1/47. They were a vocal/intrumental group led by the beautiful tenor voice of Floyd Sherman. Per The Billboard dated 4/18/42, "....Julie Sherwin, formerly with Johnny (Scat) Davis, is now with Kay Kyser billed as Julie Conway...." Bob Thiele was president of Signature Records, located in New York City.


    

Above: Columns regarding Signature Records from The Billboard dated (Left) 6/9/45 and (Right) 11/22/47. No evidence of any actual releases on the "Signet" label could be found. "Till We Meet Again" was released on Signature 15113 in August 1947. In the 11/29/47 Billboard: "Nat Cohn, Modern Music Sales president, says that delivery of Signet Records, special 50-cent label of Signature Records distributed by Modern, will begin next week...."


    
Above Left: Signature clipping from 1/17/48.

Above Right: Label image of Signature 15086 released in 1947. The Chickering Four had several releases on Signature in 1947 including back-up for Larry Douglas as well as Julie Conway.

Listen to this week's selections by The Chickering Four on Signature 15086 from 1947:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. If I Had My Life To Live Over (Floyd Sherman)
          2. Managua, Nicaragua (Julie Conway)
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. If I Had My Life To Live Over (Floyd Sherman)
          2. Managua, Nicaragua (Julie Conway)

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. If I Had My Life To Live Over (Floyd Sherman)
          2. Managua, Nicaragua (Julie Conway)

(Review - The Billboard 4/5/47)

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