Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 7/31/04 - 8/6/04)


BILL JOHNSON AND HIS MUSICAL NOTES... PART 2 OF 2

"I'd Give The World To Know
How I Stand With You"
by Bill Johnson [And His Musical Notes]
on Regal 3318
released in 1951

"When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver"/
"Let's Walk"
by Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes
on Tru-Blue 414-A/B
released in 1954



Photo Of Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes.

Magazine column from May 1950 gives their line-up as "Lonnie Slappey (piano), Cliff Best (guitar), Jimmie Robinson (bass), Gus Gordon (drums) and Bill himself on sax."



Regal Label-I'd Give The World To Know-Bill Johnson-1951 Tru-Blue Label-When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver-Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes-1954

Above: Label image of Regal (left) released in March 1951 and Tru-Blue (right) released in 1954. While most of the Musical Notes' releases were on RCA Victor (1947-48), four of their other labels (1947-54) have been featured here this week and last.

[Thank you, Paul Ressler, for the Regal record and thanks also to Ferdie Gonzalez for providing recording/release dates used at this web site.]

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.

"I'd Give The World To Know How I Stand With You" - Regal 3318 - 1951
"When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver" - Tru-Blue 414-A - 1954
"Let's Walk" - Tru-Blue 414-B - 1954
"ALL THREE SONGS" played in sequence
"ALL SIX VOCAL GROUP SELECTIONS (FROM PARTS 1 AND 2)" played in sequence

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

"I'd Give The World To Know How I Stand With You" - Regal 3318 - 1951 (file size=476KB)
"When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver" - Tru-Blue 414-A - 1954 (file size=390KB)
"Let's Walk" - Tru-Blue 414-B - 1954 (file size=411KB)


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