Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 9/30/06 - 10/6/06)

THIS WEEK'S SELECTION PROVIDED BY BILL PROCTOR

"Margie"
by Earl Hines And His Orchestra
Vocal by Lord Essex [Essex Scott]
Harmonizing by Dolores Parker
and Arthur Walker
on ARA 149-A
released in 1946

(Including Video Clip - Scroll Down Near Bottom Of Page)


Above Left: Label image for ARA 149-A Label released in 1946. The other two released ARA sides with "vocal by Lord Essex" have no vocal harmonizing.

Above Right: Photo of Lord Essex, also known as Essex Scott and Essix Scott.

Listen to this week's selection by Earl Hines Orchestra (Vocal by Lord Essex):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Click on the option below to listen using Streaming RealAudio.
 
     Margie - ARA 149 - 1946

B) Click on the option below to listen using Downloading RealAudio.
 
     Margie - ARA 149 - 1946 (file size=422KB)

Additional images, more audio, and a video clip are further down on this page.



Above: (Charlie Fuqua's) Ink Spots, (Top Left Clockwise) Harold Jackson, Essex Scott, Jimmy Holmes, Charlie Fuqua. Essex was with this group from 1953 to 1955. In the later 1950's, Essex sang with a different Ink Spots group named "The Fabulous Ink Spots".


Above: Another photo of (Charlie Fuqua's) Ink Spots, (L-R) Jimmy Holmes, Essex Scott, Harold Jackson, and Charlie Fuqua. This is from 1/30/54 while entertaining the troops in Korea.


Video For Your Viewing Pleasure!
 
IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN - THE INK SPOTS - CIRCA 1955

Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots .... Above still shot is (L) Essex Scott (tenor) and (R) Harold Jackson (bass). The other members in this video clip are Charlie Fuqua (baritone/guitarist) and Jimmy Holmes (tenor).
 

A) MPEG VIDEO    (Stream/Download)
(NOTE: Need a high speed connection for streaming... File size is 17MB)

B) REALPLAYER AUDIO    (Stream)    (Download) [282KB]

C) WINDOWS PLAYER AUDIO    (Stream/Download) [655KB]



Above: Essex Scott went fishing on a boat with two other men in 1960 and never returned. He was only 38 years old.

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