Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 10/26/02 - 11/1/02)


"When The Old Gang's Back On The Corner"/
"Taking My Chance With You"
by The Four Vagabonds
on Mercury 2050
released in 1946

Photo of The Four Vagabonds
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Four Vagabonds. (L-R) Robert O'Neal (first tenor), John Jordan (lead tenor), Ray Grant (bass & guitarist), Norval Taborn (baritone).

Click HERE for an article about The Four Vagabonds by Rick Whitesell, Pete Grendysa, and George Moonoogian (interviews by Marv Goldberg).



Mercury Label-The Four Vagabonds-1946
Above: Label image of Mercury 2050, released February 1946. The flip side is "Taking My Chance With You". This was their only release on Mercury. They then moved on to the Apollo label for seven releases (1946-1947).

Note the group's simulation of musical instruments on both sides.

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Streaming RealAudio.

"When The Old Gang's Back On The Corner" - The Four Vagabonds - Mercury 2050 - 1946
"Taking My Chance With You" - The Four Vagabonds - Mercury 2050 - 1946
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"When The Old Gang's Back On The Corner" - The Four Vagabonds - Mercury 2050 - 1946 (file size=433KB)
"Taking My Chance With You" - The Four Vagabonds - Mercury 2050 - 1946 (file size=438KB)


FOR MORE FOUR VAGABONDS, PLEASE CLICK ON FOLLOWING:
1. "A G. I. Wish"/"If I Were You"
2. "P.S. I Love You"

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