Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#730 (Week of 10/22/11 - 10/28/11)

IVORY JOE HUNTER AND HIS IVORYTONES
PART TWO OF TWO


"It May Sound Silly"
by Ivory Joe Hunter And His Ivorytones
on Atlantic 1049
released in 1955

"Heaven Came Down To Earth"
by Ivory Joe Hunter And His Ivorytones
on Atlantic 1066
released in 1955


    

Above: Ivory Joe Hunter was a singer, piano player, band leader, composer and arranger. The Ivorytones were a formation of Atlantic's ubiquitous "house" vocal group, generally known as The Cues.

From The Billboard 4/2/55: Ivory Joe Hunter, whose tune "It May Sound Silly" is coming up strong pop-wise, is in New York to cut some more originals for Atlantic this week.

Click HERE for an article about The Cues by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: (Left) Clippings from The Billboard magazine dated (Left) 2/19/55 and (Right) 4/2/55.


    

Above: Clipping and review from The Billboard magazine dated (Left) 6/25/55 and (Right) 7/2/55.
Reference Links: The Cardinals ; Ray Charles.


    

Above: (Left) Ivory Joe Hunter obituary from Jet magazine dated 11/28/74.


    
Above: Label images of Atlantic 1049 recorded on October 29, 1954 and released in January 1955 and Atlantic 1066 recorded on March 26, 1955 and released in June 1955. They were the first and second of three (or possibly four) records by Ivory Joe Hunter And His Ivorytones, all on the Atlantic label (1955-56). He recorded many of his own compositions, including the above two, "I Need You So," "Since I Met You Baby," "Empty Arms" and others.

Listen to this week's selections by Ivory Joe Hunter And His Ivorytones on Atlantic from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. It May Sound Silly - Atlantic 1049
          2. Heaven Came Down To Earth - Atlantic 1066
 
          BOTH played in sequence
          ALL FOUR (Part One & Two) played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. It May Sound Silly - Atlantic 1049
          2. Heaven Came Down To Earth - Atlantic 1066

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. It May Sound Silly - Atlantic 1049
          2. Heaven Came Down To Earth - Atlantic 1066

Billboard Review 1/8/55
     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

Click HERE for IVORY JOE HUNTER AND HIS IVORYTONES PART ONE OF TWO.
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