Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 5/20/06 - 5/26/06)


SATCHELMOUTH BABY - PART ONE

"Satchelmouth Baby"
by Deek Watson And His Brown Dots
on Manor 1026-B
released in 1946

(Including Video From 1947 Movie)

[Above photo provided by Bill Proctor.]

Above: Promotional photo of Deek Watson And His Brown Dots for the 1947 movie "Boy! What A Girl". (L-R) Jimmie Nabbie (tenor), Pat Best (baritone, guitarist), Deek Watson (tenor), and Jimmy Gordon (bass). Photo was taken on the actual set of the movie. That is Pat's guitar that Deek has confiscated for the photo.

Click HERE for an article about The Brown Dots/Four Tunes by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Label image for Manor 1026-B recorded and released in 1946. Note that writer's credit on the label goes to "Hartman". The true composer seems to be Mary Lou Williams, confirmed by ASCAP's data base. The Musical Notes arrangement, entitled "Pretty Eyed Baby", shows "Mary Lou Williams". However, The Four Tones label credits "Walter Fuller" and The Basin Street Boys record gives "Snub Mosely". "Wami-Wami", the African version by The Manhatten Brothers, gives no credit. Next week's "Part Two" selection by the Four Jumps Of Jive correctly shows "Williams".

Click on an option below to listen to Deek Watson And His Brown Dots sing "Satchelmouth Baby" using RealPlayer. [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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Video For Your Viewing Pleasure!
 
SATCHELMOUTH BABY - DEEK WATSON AND HIS BROWN DOTS -
FROM THE MOVIE "BOY! WHAT A GIRL" - FILMED IN 1946, RELEASED IN 1947

Per Pat Best .... The Brown Dots went to the Bronx in New York City, where this movie and another, "The Sepia Cinderella", were filmed. They re-recorded the four songs specifically for the two movies and then kept practicing pantomiming to the records until they had it perfected.

The woman that Deek takes from the couch to dance with is Ann Cornell, who also sings in this movie.
 

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