Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/25/06 - 12/1/06)

THIS WEEK'S SELECTION PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

SPOTLIGHT ON SARAH McLAWLER & THE SYNCOETTES - PART ONE OF TWO

"Love Sweet Love"
Sarah McLawler And The Syncoettes
on King 4513-AA
released in 1952


[Above image provided by Tony Fournier.]
Above: Photo of Sarah McLawler. On her records, she sang and played the piano and, later, the organ. Her first recordings were for Chicago's Premium label in 1950. On one of those sides she is backed by an unknown vocal group. Sarah moved to the King label in 1951 and stayed there until 1952.

Click HERE for more information and recent photos of Sarah McLawler at "The Jazz Museum In Harlem" website. (Will open in a separate window)



[All newspaper clippings on this page provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Photo of The Syncoettes taken from an October 14, 1950 newspaper clipping. Sarah is third from the left at the piano. The other members are Vi Wilson on bass, Hetty Smith on drums, and Lula Roberts on sax.


Above: Clipping of Sarah McLawler "And Her ALL-GIRL Orchestra" from 1953.


Above: Label image for King 4513-AA. There is no vocal group on the flip side. Sarah had at least four releases on the King label (1951-52).

Billboard Clipping (October 1951): Henry Glover of King Records announced the signing this week of two new artists to the label, Sarah McLawler and Al Sears.

Billboard Clipping (March 1952): Shaw Artists Corporation... inked Sarah McLawler and her group, the Syncoettes. Miss McLawler has sliced some wax for the King label.

Billboard Clipping (July 1952): Sarah McLawler and her all-girl ork open at Cincinnati's Cotton Club, Aug. 18, for two weeks.

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[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
 

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