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(Week of 2/22/03 - 2/28/03)


"Boogie Woogie Ball"
by The 5 Red Caps
on Beacon 7121-A
released in 1944

Photo Of 5 Red Caps

Above: Photo of The 5 Red Caps. (Back L-R) Dave Patillo (with bass fiddle), Emmett Mathews, Steve Gibson (with guitar), (Front L-R) Jimmy Springs (kneeling), Romaine Brown. (Also see photo at bottom of this page.)

To view an article about The Red Caps by Marv Goldberg, please click HERE.



Photo Of 5 Red Caps
[The above ad provided by George Moonoogian.]
Above: Trade magazine ad, circa 1946, for The Five Red Caps, exclusive recording artists for Davis Record Company. In Back: Steve Gibson; In Front: (L-R) Romaine Brown, Jimmy Springs, Dave Patillo, and Emmett Mathews.


Beacon Label-5 Red Caps-1944
Above: Label image for Beacon 7121-A released in 1944. This side was reissued on Joe Davis 7121 in 1945. Beacon, Joe Davis, Davis, and Gennett were all labels owned by Mr. Joe Davis. The 5 Red Caps had many releases on all these labels from 1943 to 1946.

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Photo Of The Red Caps
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Circa 1948 photo of The Red Caps. Members of the group shown here are (L-R) Romaine Brown, Earl Plummer, Steve Gibson, and, at far right, Emmett Mathews.

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