Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/17/04 - 1/23/04)


BATTLE OF THE GROUPS... PART 5

"Fool That I Am"
by The Brooks Brothers
on Decca 48049 A
released in 1947

"Fool That I Am"
by The Ravens
on National 9040
released in 1947



Decca Label-Fool That I Am-The Brooks Brothers-1947 National Label-Fool That I Am-The Ravens-1947

Above Left: Label image of Decca 48049, recorded on 8/12/47 and released in September 1947. The Brooks Brothers had at least three releases on Decca (1947-48) and two on the Diamond label (mid-1940's).

From Pete Grendysa (1-19-04): "The Brooks Brothers were Orville Brooks and, as he put it, 'a bunch of hummers'. At the time I talked to him, he could not recall the names of the rest of the group members. Orville had been in the Jubalaires and then switched to the Golden Gate Quartet in Spring, 1948. He left the Gates in 1954 to join Gene Mumford (also an ex-Gate) in the Larks."

Above Right: Label image of National 5040, recorded on 12/22/47 and released in December 1947. The Ravens were Maithe Marshall (tenor), Jimmy Ricks (bass), Leonard Puzey (2nd tenor), and Warren Suttles (baritone).

Listen to this week's selections:

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"Fool That I Am" - The Brooks Brothers - Decca 48049 - 1947
"Fool That I Am" - The Ravens - National 9040 - 1947
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"Fool That I Am" - The Brooks Brothers - Decca 48049 - 1947 (file size=422KB)
"Fool That I Am" - The Ravens - National 9040 - 1947 (file size=454KB)


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