Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/18/06 - 2/24/06)


"Them There Eyes"
by Roy Milton And His Solid Senders
on Roy Milton 201-A
released in 1947

(Including Video From 1944 Soundie)

Above: Roy Milton And His Band. In this photo, Roy Milton is on the drums and Couchy Roberts is playing the alto sax (second from the right). Roberts had been with Count Basie until being drafted in 1942. Prior to Basie, he was with Fats Waller.
Click HERE for an article about Roy Milton by J.C. Marion.

California Eagle (Los Angeles) 6/20/46: ....Couchy Roberts is the newest addition to the Roy Milton aggregation, presently holding forth at the Cobra Club....



Above: Label image for Roy Milton 201-A recorded in October 1946. Personnel on this recording are Roy Milton (drums), Camille Howard (piano), Hosea Sapp (trumpet), Couchy Roberts (alto sax), Lorenza "Buddy" Floyd (tenor sax), and E. David "Dave" Robinson (bass). A different version of "Them There Eyes", recorded in July 1947, was released on Specialty 516, also in 1947.

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Video For Your Viewing Pleasure!
 
HEY LAWDY MAMA - JUNE RICHMOND WITH ROY MILTON AND HIS BAND - SOUNDIE - 1944

June Richmond was a featured vocalist with Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra in 1938. She also worked with Les Hite, Cab Calloway, and Andy Kirk. June was featured in three soundies with Roy Milton. She released "Hey Lawdy Mama" on Mercury 2011 in 1945, but without Roy Milton And His Band.
 

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