Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#601 (Week of 1/24/09 - 1/30/09)



"Ev'rything Depends On You"
by Madeline Green And Boys
Earl Hines And His Orchestra
on Bluebird B-11036-B
released in 1941

"I Never Dreamt"
by Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties
Earl Hines And His Orchestra
on Bluebird B-11465-A
released in 1942


Above: Photo of Madeline Greene from 1941.... "Earl Hines' new girl singer, the girl whom Benny Goodman signed to a long term contract which was later dissolved."

Prior to her six releases (one side each 1941-42) with Earl Hines' Orchestra (all with vocal group backing), she had one record with Jimmy Mundy's Orchestra on Varsity 8136 in 1939. She later had one release with The Magichords on Domino 310/311 in 1949.

Jet Magazine Obituary: July 8, 1976... Died Madeline Green, 55, former singer during the big band era, a contemporary of Earl (Fatha) Hines and Count Basie, of a heart attack in her Cleveland home.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Obituary: June 2, 1976...

[Above obituary provided by Richard Koloda.]


Above: Photo of Earl Hines.

Click HERE for a February 15, 1941 article about Earl Hines And His Orchestra.
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FROM PITTSBURGH COURIER DATED MAY 24, 1941:

RECORDING HIT SONG IN BIG TOWN

"Madeline Green and the "Three Varieties," sensational singing troupe, who last week filled a recording engagement and went over in a big way. They are pictured above singing "It All Depends On You." Left to right: Leroy Harris, Willie Randall, Bud Johnson, and Madeline Green." (NOTE: The correct song title is "Ev'rything Depends On You.")


Above: Label images of Bluebird B-11036-B recorded on 12/2/40 and Bluebird B-11465-A recorded on 10/28/41. The Boys/Three Varieties were members of Earl Hines' Orchestra. "Ev'rything Depends On You" was also released by Mildred Bailey And The Delta Rhythm Boys in 1941.

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

      A. Stream RealAudio...
 
           Ev'rything Depends On You - Madeline Green And Boys - Bluebird B-11036-B - 1941
           I Never Dreamt - Madeline Greene And Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11465-A - 1942
 
           BOTH played in sequence

      B. Download RealAudio...
 
           Ev'rything Depends On You - Madeline Green And Boys - Bluebird B-11036-B - 1941
           I Never Dreamt - Madeline Greene And Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11465-A - 1942
 
      C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
           Ev'rything Depends On You - Madeline Green And Boys - Bluebird B-11036-B - 1941
           I Never Dreamt - Madeline Greene And Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11465-A - 1942


           [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

MORE SELECTIONS BY MADELINE GREENE AND THE THREE VARIETIES:
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