Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Weeks of 5/12/07 - 5/25/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE EXCELSIOR LABEL

Above: Full page clipping from Billboard Music Yearbook 1945. Excelsior, located in Hollywood/Los Angeles, was owned by Otis René. Margaret C. René was Secretary-Treasurer. Otis' brother Leon René owned the Exclusive label. Both brothers were song composers of some reknown. Note Otis' name is credited on two of this week's selections.

           At Least You Could Save Me A Dream -
Herb Jeffries & Three Shades Of Rhythm -
Excelsior 00100 - 1944

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           That's A Good Little Old Deal -
Hollywood's Four Blazes -
Excelsior FB-109 - 1945

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           Mobile -
The Drifters -
Excelsior 1315 - 1951

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(Audio restoration by Dave Saviet on all selections)


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