Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#637 (Week of 10/24/09 - 10/30/09)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE BROWN DOTS - PART THREE OF THREE
(presented intermittently over the last two months)

"Long Legged Lizzie"
by The Brown Dots
on Manor 1044-B
released in 1946

"Shout, Brother, Shout"
by The Brown Dots
on Manor 1057-B
released in 1947


Above: Clipping of The Brown Dots from December 7, 1946.
Inset Picture: (Top) Deek Watson, Jimmy Gordon, (Bottom) Pat Best, Jimmie Nabbie.

Click HERE for an article about The Brown Dots/Four Tunes by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Montage of still shots of The Brown Dots from the 1947 movie "Sepia Cinderella." (L-R) Deek Watson, Jimmie Nabbie, Jimmy Gordon, and Pat Best. They are singing "Long Legged Lizzie."


Above: Label image of Manor 1044-B released in December 1946 and Manor 1057-B released in February 1947. Based on the matrix numbers, they were recorded in the same session. Matrix numbers 1351 and 1353 were "Rumors Are Flying" and "You Took All My Love," released on Manor 1040 in September 1946.

Writer credits for both of this week's songs are shown as Herman Fairbanks and Harwood S. Watson (per ASCAP). Was Harwood actually Ivory "Deek" Watson? "Shout, Brother, Shout" was released by The Ink Spots in 1941 with Deek Watson on lead, but the composer then was Clarence Williams. Was Fairbanks actually Irving Berman, owner of Manor Records?

Listen to this week's selections by The Brown Dots:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Clipping 12/14/46)
     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Long Legged Lizzie - Manor 1044-B - 1946
          2. Shout, Brother, Shout - Manor 1057-B - 1947
 
          BOTH played in sequence
 
          Long Legged Lizzie (Sepia Cinderella Movie) - 1947

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Long Legged Lizzie - Manor 1044-B - 1946
          2. Shout, Brother, Shout - Manor 1057-B - 1947
 
          Long Legged Lizzie (Sepia Cinderella Movie) - 1947

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Long Legged Lizzie - Manor 1044-B - 1946
          2. Shout, Brother, Shout - Manor 1057-B - 1947
 
          Long Legged Lizzie (Sepia Cinderella Movie) - 1947


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

Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON THE BROWN DOTS - PART ONE.
Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON THE BROWN DOTS - PART TWO.
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