Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/31/04 - 2/6/04)


"This Will Make You Laugh"/
"In A Cozy Corner Of The Sky"
by Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys
on Leda 2004
released in 1950


Photo Of Basin Street Boys
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys. Written on photo: "To Conchita From Smitty Alto sax", "To A Grand Person 'Conchita' Sincerely, Ormonde", and "to you 'Niki'- the very best always to you and yours You're really 'fun' people Always Your Boy - Mifflin PeeWee Brantford".

Ormonde, who was reportedly Steve Gibson's stepbrother, later joined The Red Caps for two recording sessions (November 1950 and February 1951).



Leda Label-This Will Make You Laugh-Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys-1950
[The above label image and corresponding audio provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Label image of Leda 2004-B released in 1950. The Basin Street Boys also had releases on Exclusive (1946-48) and Mercury (1948).

Leda was a Philadelphia label. Note that composer "Irene Higgenbottom" shown on label is the same Irene Higginbotham that wrote many of The Five Red Caps' songs in the mid-1940's.

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to The Basin Street Boys using Streaming RealAudio.

"This Will Make You Laugh" - Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys - Leda 2004-B - 1950
"In A Cozy Corner Of The Sky" - Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys - Leda 2004-A - 1950
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"This Will Make You Laugh" - Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys - Leda 2004-B - 1950 (file size=411KB)
"In A Cozy Corner Of The Sky" - Ormonde Wilson And The Basin Street Boys - Leda 2004-A - 1950 (file size=438KB)

CLICK HERE AND HERE TO LISTEN TO ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS BY THE BASIN STREET BOYS.


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