Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/26/05 - 3/4/05)


"For Once In Your Life"/"My Little Red Head"
by Bill Johnson and his Musical Notes
Vocal refrain by Gus Gordon and Quartet
on RCA Victor 20-2427-A/B
released in 1947


[This photo provided by Gus Gordon.]

Above: Photo of Bill Johnson and his Musical Notes. (L-R) Gus Gordon (tenor, drums), Jimmy Robinson (baritone/bass, bass fiddle), Egbert Victory (baritone, piano), Bill Johnson (tenor, alto sax/clarinet), and Clifton "Skeeter" Best (tenor, guitar).

Click HERE to view an article about Bill Johnson And The Musical Notes by Marv Goldberg.



MORE PHOTOS OF BILL JOHNSON AND HIS MUSICAL NOTES
(provided by Gus Gordon)


[Above photo is at a recording session circa 1948-49.]

[Above photo is at Apollo Theater in 1948, (L-R) Robinson, Johnson,
Gordon, Best. Present, but not in photo, is Victory on piano.]



Above: Label for RCA Victor 20-2427 recorded on 8/6/47 and released in September 1947. After one release on Harlem (1947), Bill Johnson and his Musical Notes had eleven records released on RCA Victor (1947-48) and then moved on to King (1949), Regal (1951), Tru-Blue (1954), and Ronnex (1955).

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

A) Click on an option below to listen to Bill Johnson and his Musical Notes using Streaming RealAudio.

For Once In Your Life - RCA Victor 20-2427-A - 1947
My Little Red Head - RCA Victor 20-2427-B - 1947
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Bill Johnson and his Musical Notes using Downloading RealAudio.

For Once In Your Life - RCA Victor 20-2427-A - 1947 (file size=487KB)
My Little Red Head - RCA Victor 20-2427-B - 1947 (file size=384KB)

MORE BILL JOHNSON AND HIS MUSICAL NOTES:

  • CLICK HERE FOR SELECTIONS ON HARLEM & KING LABELS
  • CLICK HERE FOR SELECTIONS ON REGAL & TRU-BLUE LABELS
  • CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS ON RCA VICTOR LABEL

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