Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#605 (Week of 2/21/09 - 2/27/09)


THIS WEEK'S SELECTION PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

"Peckin"
by The Chocolateers
on Parrot 781
released in 1953


[Above photo provided by Tony Fournier.]

Above: The Three Chocolateers consisted of Eddie West, Paul Black and Albert Gibson. They introduced the "Peckin" dance routine, consisting of head motions like chickens pecking, in 1934. The dance was performed by them in a full length feature film "New Faces of 1937," and later in a 1942 soundie.

Click HERE for an article about The Three Chocolateers by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Label image of Parrot 781 recorded in May 1953 and released in July 1953. It was The Chocolateers' only release on Parrot. They are backed by Red Saunders' Band. Al Benson was a popular Chicago disk-jockey who owned the Parrot label.

Listen to this week's selection by The Chocolateers on Parrot 781 from 1953:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: The Three Chocolateers - From 1942 Soundie)

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