Previous Single Artist Record Of The Week
From The Collection Of Paul Ressler

(Biweekly 6/12/04 - 6/25/04)


"Lonesome For My Baby"/"Rock My Soul"
by Joan Shaw And Billy Ford/Joan Shaw
on Abbey 3030
released in 1951


Photo Of Joan Shaw Photo Of Billy Ford

Above Left: Photo of Joan Shaw. Click HERE for an article about Joan Shaw by J.C. Marion.

Above Right: Photo of Billy Ford. He was a trumpeter for Cootie Williams in the 1940's before forming his own Orchectra. Later in the 1950's, he was Billy Ford and The Thunderbirds and had some hit records as Billy And Lillie.



Abbey Label-Lonesome For My Baby-1951

Above: Label image of Abbey 3030. Joan Shaw started her career on the M-G-M label (1950-51). Following the Abbey release in late 1951, she moved to Coral (1952-53) and various small labels thereafter.

Click HERE for an article about the Abbey Label by J.C. Marion.

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

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

"Lonesome For My Baby" - Joan Shaw And Billy Ford - Abbey 3030 - 1951
"Rock My Soul" - Joan Shaw - Abbey 3030 - 1951
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"Lonesome For My Baby" - Joan Shaw And Billy Ford - Abbey 3030 - 1951 (file size=363KB)
"Rock My Soul" - Joan Shaw - Abbey 3030 - 1951 (file size=411KB)


Photo Of Joan Shaw    From Trade Magazine (May 1951):
NEW YORK: Joan Shaw, lovely M-G-M recording artist, after ironing out contract difficulties with MCA, was immediately signed by Shaw Artist Corporation. Ben DeCosta, personal manager for several top rhythm and blues attractions, set the deal and plans to bring several other top names into the Shaw office. Joan just concluded a successful Apollo Theater engagement.

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