Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 8/12/06 - 8/18/06)

"I'm Alone"/"Ling Ting Tong"
by The Five Keys
on Capitol 2945
released in 1954


Above: The Five Keys at the "I'm Alone/Ling Ting Tong" recording session (8/30/54). (L-R) Ulysses Hicks, Ripley Ingram, Maryland Pierce (lead), Ramon Loper, Bernie West. Rudy West was in the army at the time of this first Capitol session.

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[Above clipping courtesy of Galen Gart.]
Above: Promotional clipping from October 1954 showing The Five Keys in the recording studio.


Above: Label image for Capitol 2945 released in October 1954. Maryland Pierce sings lead on both sides. It was followed (in January 1955) by the beautiful "Close Your Eyes" with Pierce on lead and Rudy West singing the echo responses.

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

A) Click on an option below to listen using
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I'm Alone - Capitol 2945 - 1954
Ling Ting Tong - Capitol 2945 - 1954
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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I'm Alone - Capitol 2945 - 1954 (file size=384KB)
Ling Ting Tong - Capitol 2945 - 1954 (file=341KB)

[The above 1953 clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]


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