Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/8/01 - 12/14/01)


PART ONE OF TWO-WEEK TRIBUTE TO THE THREE PEPPERS!

"Fuzzy Wuzzy"/"Down By The Old Mill Stream"
by The Three Peppers
on Decca X1716 (Australian)
released in 1939
(Including Video From 1943 Movie)

Photo Of The Three Peppers-1938
[The above photo provided by George Moonoogian]

Above: Photo of The Three Peppers and the following text are from Baltimore African American dated July 2, 1938.

"THE THREE PEPPERS, who individually, left to right, are: Roy Branker, piano; Bob Bell, guitar; and Walter Williams, bass. The Trio has just closed a ten-month run at the famous Hickory House on Fifty-second Street and is now working at a summer resort in Forrenton, Conn. From there, the boys will go to Saratoga, and then go back to the Hickory House."

Click HERE for a short article about The Three Peppers by J.C. Marion.


Australian Decca Label-The Three Peppers-1939
Above: Australian Decca #X1716 (released in USA on Decca 2239). It was their first of seven on Decca. Their last recording session for Decca was in 1944. They previously had releases on Variety (1937) and Vocalion (1937).

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"Fuzzy Wuzzy" - The Three Peppers - Decca X1716 - 1939
"Down By The Old Mill Stream" - The Three Peppers - Decca X1716 - 1939
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"Fuzzy Wuzzy" - The Three Peppers - Decca X1716 - 1939 (file size=406KB)
"Down By The Old Mill Stream" - The Three Peppers - Decca X1716 - 1939 (file size=379KB)



For Your Viewing Pleasure! RealVideo!

Movie Still Shot-Roy Branker Movie Still Shot-Bob Bell, Walter Williams
Above: Clips from 1943 Movie: "A Lady Takes A Chance" starring John Wayne and Jean Arthur. (Left) Roy Branker, (Right) Bob Bell, Walter Williams. The Three Peppers sing "Swingin' At The Cotton Club".

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