Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 7/10/04 - 7/16/04)


"Bongo Boogie"/"I'm Waiting Just For You"
by Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
Vocal by Annisteen Allen/Vocal by John Carroll & Annisteen Allen
on King 4453
released 1951


Photo Of Annisteen Allen
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Annisteen Allen.

Click HERE for a short article about Annisteen Allen by J.C. Marion.



KIng Label-Bongo Boogie-Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra-1951
[The above label image and corresponding audio provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Label image of King 4453-A. The band vocally backs up Annisteen Allen on this side. The flip is a duet by Annisteen and John Carroll.

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

A) Click on an option below to listen to Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra using Streaming RealAudio.

"Bongo Boogie" - King 4453 - 1951
"I'm Waiting Just For You" - King 4453 - 1951
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen using Downloading RealAudio.

"Bongo Boogie" - King 4453 - 1951 (file size=411KB)
"I'm Waiting Just For You" - King 4453 - 1951 (file size=406KB)



Photo Of Lucky Millinder Photo Of Mills Blue Rhythm Band
[The photo above right provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above Left: Photo of Lucky Millinder.

The Lucky Millinder Orchestra was formed in 1940 and became one of the most rhythmically exciting bands on the swing circuit. He gradually shifted away from swing and more toward early rhythm & blues as the 1940's progressed. In addition to Annisteen Allen and John Carroll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wynonie Harris, Paul Breckenridge, and Bull Moose Jackson were all featured vocalists with his band.

Above Right: This photo is captioned "Lucky Millinder and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band". Shown here are some of the musicians. In the mid-1930's, Millinder (who did not play an instrument) was leader of this band.


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