Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#629 (Week of 8/29/09 - 9/4/09)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE LARKS - PART TWO

"Hopefully Yours"/
"When I Leave These Prison Walls"
by The Larks
on Apollo 1180
released in 1951

"My Lost Love"/
"How Long Must I Wait For You"
by Bobby Smith And The Larks
on Apollo 435
released in 1951


Above: The Larks who were (Top L-R) Allen Bunn (baritone), Gene Mumford (tenor), Raymond Barnes (tenor), (Bottom L-R) David McNeil (bass), Thermon Ruth (tenor). This group recorded for Apollo from 1950 to 1952.

Click HERE for an article about The Larks by Marv Goldberg.
Click HERE for an article about The Larks by J.C. Marion.
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[Above clipping courtesy of Galen Gart.]
Above: April 1951 Clipping.


     
Above: Label image of Apollo 1180 recorded on 1/18/51 and released in April 1951. Gene Mumford composed (and sings lead on) both sides. Apollo 435 (see image below) was recorded on 10/18/51 and released in December 1951. Mumford sings lead on "My Lost Love" and David McNeil does the honor on the flip side. Bobby Smith was the bandleader and did not sing on this record.

Listen to this week's selections by The Larks from 1951:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above label image and corresponding
audio provided by Dave Saviet.)



     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          Hopefully Yours - Apollo 1180
          When I Leave These Prison Walls - Apollo 1180
          My Lost Love - Apollo 435
          How Long Must I Wait For You - Apollo 435
 
          ALL FOUR played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          Hopefully Yours - Apollo 1180
          When I Leave These Prison Walls - Apollo 1180
          My Lost Love - Apollo 435
          How Long Must I Wait For You - Apollo 435
 

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          Hopefully Yours - Apollo 1180
          When I Leave These Prison Walls - Apollo 1180
          My Lost Love - Apollo 435
          How Long Must I Wait For You - Apollo 435

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


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