Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 9/15/01 - 9/21/01)


TRIBUTE TO SAVANNAH CHURCHILL... PART SEVEN!

"Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight"
by Benny Carter Orchestra, Vocal By Savannah Churchill
on Capitol 165
released in 1943

"My Affair"/"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
by Savannah Churchill (with vocal group)
on RCA Victor 47-4583
released in 1952

Photo Of Savannah Churchill
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler]

Above: Early photo of Savannah Churchill. If anyone can date this photo, please contact me at e-mail address at bottom of this page. The note on photo: "To Smitty. My sincerest wishes always. May we always be friends. Sincerely Savannah Churchill"

Capitol Label-Benny Carter/Savannah Churchill-Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight-1943 RCA Victor Label-Savannah Churchill-My Affair-1952
Above Left: Capitol 165 Label (Released 1943). This is Savannah's fourth record, her second of two on Capitol following her first two records on Beacon. Her first record with vocal group backing wasn't until her third on Manor in 1947.

Above Right: RCA Victor 47-4583 Label (Released 1952). This is her third of five releases on RCA Victor, all with vocal group backing. The vocal group on this one is believed to be The Striders.


Listen to this week's selections:

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

"Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight" - Benny Carter/Savannah Churchill - Capitol - 1943
"My Affair" - Savannah Churchill (w/group) - RCA Victor - 1952
"Im So Lonesome I Could Cry" - Savannah Churchill (w/group) - RCA Victor - 1952
"ALL THREE SONGS" played in sequence

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

"Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight" - Benny Carter/Savannah Churchill - Capitol - 1943 (file size=481KB)
"My Affair" - Savannah Churchill (w/group) - RCA Victor - 1952 (file size=471KB)
"Im So Lonesome I Could Cry" - Savannah Churchill (w/group) - RCA Victor - 1952 (file size=320KB)

TO VISIT THE SAVANNAH CHURCHILL WEB PAGE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Celebrity Label
Celebrity 2003... click on label at left for larger image and more information.

Side A "Fat Meat Is Good Meat": RealAudio... Streaming... Download

Side B "Tell Me Your Blues": RealAudio... Streaming... Download





Photo Of Benny Carter Photo Of Benny Carter And Orchestra
Above: Photo of Benny Carter (L) and with his orchestra (R).

Benny was born in NYC in 1907. He played alto saxophone and trumpet. He now lives in California.

During the war years, Savannah Churchill fronted Benny Carter's Orchestra for two Capitol releases (one side each) and three tracks that were issued on Alamac LP #QSR 2449 (1972, 1985).

Click HERE for a biography of Benny Carter.


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