SPOTLIGHT ON THE PALMER BROTHERS
"You Appeal To Me"/"Neglected"
"Disappointed In Love"/"Rhythm Lullaby"
Above: The Palmer Brothers. At far left is Clarence Palmer, who had a big hit in early 1957, "Bad Boy," with The Jive Bombers. To the right of him are his brothers, Ernie and Dick Palmer, and, at far right, William Green.
***Excerpts from a Larry Wynn obituary (died 1999) provided by Marv Goldberg***
....Wynn played semi-professional basketball and softball before he got a job writing songs and singing for a live radio show. He sang with Dinah Shore and played gigs with the well-known Palmer Brothers as Larry Wynn and the Wynners. But it was a session with Billie Holiday (she recorded one of his songs, "I'm All For You") that inspired his biggest hit. In 1940, saxophonist Louis Jordan recorded "Five Guys Named Moe," and the song was popular for a number of years, fading until producer Cameron Mackintosh borrowed the title for a musical. Five Guys Named Moe bowed on Broadway in April 1992 and was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show continues to play to audiences worldwide. Wynn also enjoyed a sucessful career as a salesman in radio and television.... Wynn wrote a weekly well-known column for the New Jersey Bergen Times until his death....
Click HERE for an article about The Jive Bombers by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Label image of Bluebird B-7409 recorded on January 13, 1938 and released the following month. This was the third of three records by Larry Wynn And The Palmer Brothers on Bluebird (all 1938).
The Palmer Brothers also had releases on Banner (1934), Decca (1935), Oriole/Perfect/Melotone (1935), Variety (1937), Vocalion (1937), Varsity (1939), and Okeh (1941). They also backed up Cab Calloway on Okeh (1941) and Timmie Rogers on Majestic (1946). They were also known as The Cabaliers, backing Cab Calloway on Columbia/Okeh (1942-45).
Listen to this week's selections by (Larry Wynn And) The Palmer Brothers:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Decca 389 released in 1935) A. Stream RealAudio...
1. You Appeal To Me
3. Disappointed In Love
4. Rhythm Lullaby
ALL FOUR played in sequence
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