Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 10/5/02 - 10/11/02)


IS THIS THEM? ... PART TWO!
(The intent of this series is to elicit your responses. Who is the group in the photo?
Who is the group on the record? Are they one and the same?)

"Every Time The Phone Rings"/
"Wait'll I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight"
by Bob Hayward With The Melotones
on Black & White 852
released in 1947

Photo of The MelloTones
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The MelloTones. Autograph on photo is "...Margaret Sims & MelloTones". George Moonoogian is aware of a Mel-O-Tones from 1941-42 era who were Ethel Harper, Leona Hemingway and Mattie Washington. There is no evidence that Margaret was involved with them. Ethel and Leona left by 1943 to form The Ginger Snaps with Ruth Christian and Charles Ford!

Does anyone have any information about the group in this photo? If so, please send an e-mail to me.



Bob Hayward Black & White Label-Bob Hayward With Melotones-1947
Above: (Left) Photo of Bob Hayward and (Right) Label image for Black & White 852 released in late 1947. This seems to be a female vocal group backing Hayward.

Does anyone have any information about the group on this record? If so, please send an e-mail to me.

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Streaming RealAudio.

"Every Time The Phone Rings" - Bob Hayward With The Melotones - Black & White 852 - 1947
"Wait'll I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight" - Bob Hayward With The Melotones - Black & White 852 - 1947
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"Every Time The Phone Rings" - Bob Hayward With The Melotones - Black & White 852 - 1947 (file size=411KB)
"Wait'll I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight" - Bob Hayward With The Melotones - Black & White 852 - 1947 (file size=471KB)



Black & White Label #792 Black & White Label #113
Above: (Left) Black & White Label #792 from mid-1946; (Right) Black & White Label #113 from January 1947.

BLACK & WHITE RECORDING CO., INC.

Los Angeles, CA (although label shows Hollywood, CA)

President: Paul Reiner
Vice President: Lillian Reiner
Sales Mgr.: Larry Newton
A&R: Ralph Bass, Phil Moore, Ben Pollack

[The above information obtained from Galen Gart's book "ARLD The American Record Label Directory and Dating Guide"]


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