Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/4/04 - 12/10/04)


CLASSICS - PART TWO

"If Teardrops Were Kisses"/"Whadaya Want?"
by The Robins
on Spark 110
released in 1955


Above: Photo of The Robins consisting of (Top L-R) Bobby Nunn, Billy Richard, (Bottom L-R) Grady Chapman, Ty Terrell, Roy Richard. The group on this week's record also includes Carl Gardner (Photo Left).

Click HERE to view an article about The Robins by Marv Goldberg and Todd Baptista.

Click HERE to view an article about The Robins by J.C. Marion.



Above: Label for Spark 110 released in January 1955. Carl Gardner sings lead on If Teardrops Were Kisses and Grady Chapman on Whadaya Want?. Gil Bernal's excellent sax work is displayed on both sides. With the exception of "I Love Paris", Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber wrote the songs for all six of The Robins' records on the Spark label (1954-55).

Prior to Spark, The Robins recorded for Excelsior (1949), Score/Aladdin (1949), Savoy/Regent (1949-50), Recorded In Hollywood (1950-51), RPM/Modern (1950-52), RCA Victor (1953), and Crown (1954). They backed up Little Esther on Savoy and Mel Walker on Regent.

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

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

"If Teardrops Were Kisses" - Spark 110 - 1955
"Whadaya Want?" - Spark 110 - 1955
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"If Teardrops Were Kisses" - Spark 110 - 1955 (file size=438KB)
"Whadaya Want?" - Spark 110 - 1955 (file size=390KB)

CLICK HERE FOR ANOTHER SELECTION BY THE ROBINS ON SPARK "JUST LIKE A FOOL".


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