Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#645 (Week of 12/19/09 - 12/25/09)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

"Christmas In Heaven"/"Ringing In A Brand New Year"
by Billy Ward And His Dominoes
on King 1281
released in 1953


[Above photo courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: 1953 photo of The Dominoes (Top) Billy Ward (first tenor, pianist), (Bot L-R) Milton Merle (second tenor), Cliff Givens (bass), James Van Loan (tenor/baritone), and Jackie Wilson (lead tenor).

Click HERE for an article about The Dominoes by Marv Goldberg.
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[Above photo courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]
Above: The Dominoes with Syd Nathan, president and owner of the King/Federal/DeLuxe complex. (L-R) James Van Loan, Jackie Wilson, Billy Ward, Syd Nathan, Cliff Givens, and Milton Merle.


Above: Label image of King 1281 recorded on 10/12/53 and released in November 1953. Jackie Wilson sings lead on this side. Both songs were composed by the group's leader, Billy Ward.

Listen to this week's selections by Billy Ward And His Dominoes on King 1281 from 1953:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: December 1953 Clipping)
     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Christmas In Heaven
          2. Ringing In A Brand New Year
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Christmas In Heaven
          2. Ringing In A Brand New Year

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Christmas In Heaven
          2. Ringing In A Brand New Year


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



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