Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 3/31/07 - 4/6/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE MANOR LABEL - PART TWO

"For Sentimental Reasons"
by The Brown Dots
on Manor 1041-A
released in 1946

"At Our Fireplace"
by Deek Watson And The Brown Dots
on Manor 1170 B
released in 1949


Above: Manor Record Company clipping from The Billboard dated 9/28/46. From Left Clockwise: Deek Watson (tenor), Jimmie Nabbie (tenor), Jim Gordon (bass), and Pat Best (baritone and guitar).

"Rumors Are Flying" is the Benjamin-Weiss composed #1 hit for both Les Paul and Frankie Carle in 1946. "Sentimental Reasons" was composed by Pat Best and it reached #1 for The King Cole Trio and #2 for both Eddie Howard and Dinah Shore, all in 1946.

Click HERE for an article about The Brown Dots/4 Tunes by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: The Cash Box "Race Disk O' The Week" from 1949. From Left Clockwise: Ricky Wells, Billy Wells, Unknown??, Deek Watson. Can anyone identify the person in upper right of picture?


Above: The disk at left is the second version of "Sentimental Reasons" by The Brown Dots with Jimmie Nabbie on tenor lead, the first (see label below) had Joe King on tenor lead. Deek Watson does the "talking" part on both versions. On "At Our Fireplace", Deek sings the tenor lead.

Listen to this week's selections by The Brown Dots: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

  A) Click on the option below for Streaming RealAudio
 
     For Sentimental Reasons - Manor 1041-A - 1946
 
     At Our Fireplace - Manor 1170 B - 1949
 
     Sentimental Reasons - Manor 1009 B - 1945
 
     ALL THREE SONGS played in sequence

  B) Click on the option below to Download RealAudio
 
     For Sentimental Reasons - Manor 1041-A - 1946
 
     At Our Fireplace - Manor 1170 B - 1949
 
     Sentimental Reasons - Manor 1009 B - 1945


[Above Label: The first version of "Sentimental Reasons" on Manor 1009 with Joe King on tenor lead.]


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