Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 10/19/02 - 10/25/02)


TRIBUTE TO THE INK SPOTS... PART THREE!

"I Wasn't Meant For Love"
by The Ink Spots
on Decca 23851
released in 1947
(plus three additional selections)

Photo of Ink Spots Photo of Ink Spots
[The photo above left provided by Paul Ressler. Restoration of both photos by Dick Rietveld.]

Above: Photos of The Ink Spots. In left photo, (L-R) Bill Kenny (lead tenor), Billy "Butterball" Bowen (second tenor), Herb Kenny (bass), and Charlie Fuqua (baritone). This line-up of The Ink Spots was together from 1946 to 1951. Later, Bowen and Fuqua each formed their own Ink Spots groups, and Herb Kenny recorded with The Comets and Rockets.

NOTE: For more about The Ink Spots, try the following:



Collage Of Four Decca Labels-The Ink Spots
Above: Decca Label Collage of Ink Spots Records:

All of these are the line-up shown in the photos at top of page and have the standard formula of guitar intro, sweet tenor lead, and talking bass part. Note that "I Woke Up..." was written by Otis René and Herb Jeffries. For another version of Irving Berlin's "Always" by Ace Harris (who was pianist and arranger for The Ink Spots in 1940-42), click HERE.

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Streaming RealAudio.

"I Wasn't Meant For Love" - The Ink Spots - Decca 23851 - 1947
"Always" - The Ink Spots - Decca 24140 - 1947
"Home Is Where The Heart Is" - The Ink Spots - Decca 24192 - 1947
"I Woke Up With A Teardrop In My Eye" - The Ink Spots - Decca 24327 - 1948
"ALL FOUR SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"I Wasn't Meant For Love" - The Ink Spots - Decca 23851 - 1947 (file size=514KB)
"Always" - The Ink Spots - Decca 24140 - 1947 (file size=433KB)
"Home Is Where The Heart Is" - The Ink Spots - Decca 24192 - 1947 (file size=476KB)
"I Woke Up With A Teardrop In My Eye" - The Ink Spots - Decca 24327 - 1948 (file size=519KB)


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