Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/12/05 - 2/18/05)


"Hey Huss!"/"Ride, Red, Ride"
by Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
Vocal by Trevor Bacon And Ensemble
on Decca 4146 A/B
released in 1942





From New York Age (2/19/44): "Suave Trevor Bacon, whose romantic voice is the highlight of the famous Lucky Millinder Orchestra now touring the deep South. Trevor's "Sweet Slumber" is an outstanding Decca recording."

NOTE: The above two images are Trevor Bacon.



[This ad provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: 1948 Ad for Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra.

The Lucky Millinder Orchestra was formed in 1940 and became one of the most rhythmically exciting bands on the swing circuit. He gradually shifted away from swing and more toward early rhythm & blues as the 1940's progressed. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wynonie Harris, Paul Breckenridge, and Annisteen Allen were all featured vocalists with his band.

Click HERE to view an article about Lucky Millinder by J.C. Marion.



[The above left ad provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above Left: 1946 Ad for RC Cola endorsed by Lucky Millinder. "It was my lucky day," says Lucky... "...the day I got hep to Royal Crown Cola. I took the famous cola taste-test, picked RC best-tasting!" Try it yourself. Say "RC for me!" That's the quick way to get a quick-up with Royal Crown Cola -- the cola that's best by taste-test!

Above Right: Label for Decca 4146 released in 1942. "Hey Huss!" was recorded on 11/6/41. Singer-guitarist Trevor Bacon was a member of Lucky's band. The flip, "Ride, Red, Ride", featuring Vocal Chorus by Lucky Millinder, was recorded on 6/27/41. Lucky takes half credit for writing both these songs.

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

A) Click on an option below to listen to Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra using Streaming RealAudio.

Hey Huss! - Decca 4146 A - 1942
Ride Red Ride - Decca 4146 B - 1942
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra using Downloading RealAudio.

Hey Huss! - Decca 4146 A - 1942 (file size=481KB)
Ride Red Ride - Decca 4146 B - 1942 (file size=374KB)

CLICK HERE FOR ANOTHER SELECTION BY LUCKY MILLINDER.


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