Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/12/02 - 1/18/02)


SPOTLIGHT ON THE CARDINALS ON ATLANTIC LABEL PART 3!

"The Wheel Of Fortune"
by The Cardinals
on Atlantic 958
released in 1952

"Come Back My Love"
by The Cardinals
on Atlantic 1067
released in 1955

Atlantic Ad-1952 Atlantic Ad-1955

Above Left: Trade magazine ad for "Wheel Of Fortune" from February 1952. "ATLANTIC'S Fastest Breaking Hit Ever!" Lead singer, Ernie Lee Warren, is shown at bottom.

Above Right: Trade magazine ad for "New Releases on Atlantic" from June 1955, including "Come Back My Love".

Click HERE for a short article about The Cardinals by J.C. Marion.

For a longer, comprehensive, article on The Cardinals, see Todd Baptista's book "Group Harmony: Echoes Of The Rhythm and Blues Era". Click HERE for information to obtain this excellent work.


Atlantic Label-The Cardinals-1952 Atlantic Label-The Cardinals-1955
Above Left: Atlantic 958 released in 1952. This is the third of twelve the group had issued on the Atlantic label (1951-57). "The Wheel Of Fortune" was a #1 hit for Kay Starr on the pop charts in 1952. Just one of several hit compositions by Bennie Benjamin and George Weiss.

Above Right: Atlantic 1067 released in 1955. Their eighth release on Atlantic. It is a cover of The Wren's record on Rama (written by Bobby Mansfield, The Wrens lead singer).


Listen to this week's selections:

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"The Wheel Of Fortune" - The Cardinals - Atlantic 958 - 1952
"Come Back My Love" - The Cardinals - Atlantic 1067 - 1955
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"The Wheel Of Fortune" - The Cardinals - Atlantic 958 - 1952 (file size=438KB)
"Come Back My Love" - The Cardinals - Atlantic 1067 - 1955 (file size=379KB)

FOR PART ONE OF THIS 'CARDINALS' SPOTLIGHT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FOR PART TWO OF THIS 'CARDINALS' SPOTLIGHT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Atlantic Ad-1952
Above: Trade magazine ad for Atlantic Records from March 1952.

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