Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#553 (Week of 2/2/08 - 2/8/08)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE GOTHAM LABEL - PART TWO

"Mother's Prayer"
by CBS Trumpeteers
& The Harmonizing Four
on Gotham G738 A
released in 1953

"Time And Time Again"
by Billy Murray
And The 4 Cousins
on 20th Century TC-5020
released in 1954



[20th Century label image and corresponding audio provided by Andrew Bohan.]
Above: Label images for Gotham G738 A released July 1953 and 20th Century TC-5020 released in March 1954. After first recording for Decca in the 1940's and early 1950's, The Harmonizing Four had many records on the Gotham label in the early to mid-1950's, and then moved on to the Vee-Jay label. Billy Murray And The 4 Cousins had one more release on 20th Century in September 1954. Gotham and 20th Century were owned by Gotham Record Corporation in Philadelphia.

Listen to this week's selections by . . .
(1) CBS Trumpeteers & The Harmonizing Four and (2) Billy Murray And The 4 Cousins:

[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
       (1) Mother's Prayer - Gotham G738 A - 1953
       (2) Time And Time Again - 20th Century TC-5020 - 1954
 
       BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
       (1) Mother's Prayer - Gotham G738 A - 1953
       (2) Time And Time Again - 20th Century TC-5020 - 1954
 
  C. Stream/Download** Media Player...
 
       (1) Mother's Prayer - Gotham G738 A - 1953
       (2) Time And Time Again - 20th Century TC-5020 - 1954
 
       [**To download Media file, right-click on link under C and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."]



    
Above: More selections on Gotham. Click on appropriate label (each link will open in a separate window).
Gotham and 20th Century were owned by Ivin Ballen. Affiliated labels were Apex, Music Master and Phenix. Gotham had been founded by Sam Goode circa 1946. Ballen acquired Goode's interest circa January 1948.

Click HERE for an article about the Gotham Label by J.C. Marion. (Will open in a separate window)


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