Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 8/26/06 - 9/1/06)

"Smoke From Your Cigarette"
by The Mellows
Featuring Lillian Leach
on Jay-Dee 797
released in 1955


Above: The Mellows, (Left to Right) Johnny Wilson, Lillian Leach, Alan Freed (DJ at WINS in NYC), Harold Johnson, and Norman Brown. This is the original group. A new group was formed in 1956 (consisting of Harold, Johnny, Lillian, Arthur Crier & Gary Morisson) that recorded for the Celeste & Candlelight labels.


Above: The Mellows performing at UGHA in 1993. Arthur Crier is 2nd from left; Lillian Leach is at far right.


Above: Label image for Jay-Dee 797. This is the second of four records the group had released on Joe Davis' Jay-Dee label. "Smoke" reached #10 on Cashbox's New York regional R & B chart on February 5, 1955.

Listen to this week's selection by The Mellows: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
 

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Smoke From Your Cigarette - Jay-Dee 797 - 1955

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Smoke From Your Cigarette - Jay-Dee 797 - 1955
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