Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/2/06 - 12/8/06)

"Lift Up The Latch"/"Be Mine"
The Four Of Us
on Modern 222
released in 1949


[Above image provided by Judy Cota Jones.]
Above: Photo of The Four Of Us from 1945, consisting of (L-R) Lou Chambliss, Don Worth, Charles Cota, and Jack Monan. In the center is Alice Faye.

From Judy Cota Jones (daughter of Charles Cota): My dad would talk about how many other groups used to come and listen to their harmony. They inspired groups such as the Four Freshmen, the Hi-Lows, the Ames Brothers and others. Besides their unique harmony, they also did comedy singing by changing words to popular songs. They worked with Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, Nat King Cole, and I can remember when they went on tour all through Canada with Mark Stevens, an actor/singer.



[Above image provided by Judy Cota Jones.]
Above: Another photo of The Four Of Us. Playing the piano is John Garfield.


Above: Label image for Modern 222 probably recorded in 1945, but not released until 1949. If anyone knows of other records by this group, please send an e-mail.

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

A) Click on the option below for Streaming RealAudio.
 
     Lift Up The Latch - Modern 222 - 1949
     Be Mine - Modern 222 - 1949
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

B) Click on the option below to Download RealAudio files.
 
     Lift Up The Latch - Modern 222 - 1949
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     Be Mine - Modern 222 - 1949
     (file=390KB)


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