Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/24/05 - 12/30/05)


SEASONS GREETINGS

"White Christmas"
by The Ink Spots
on Decca 24140 A
released in 1947

"Somebody Bigger
Than You And I"
by The Ink Spots
on Decca 27494
released in 1951


[Above photo provided by Bill Proctor courtesy of Huey Long.]

Above: Photo of Bill Kenny and his wife Marguerite. Bill, tenor lead singer of The Ink Spots from 1936 to 1953, sings lead on both of this week's selections. Enscription is "To Louise & Huey My Very Dearest Friends Marguerite & Bill Kenny." Huey Long was guitarist with The Ink Spots in 1945.


BROOKE TAYLOR INTERVIEWS INK SPOTS
[This newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Newspaper clipping from September 28, 1946: The Ink Spots, popular singing stars of stage, screen, radio and records were featured in a personal interview with Brooke Taylor on Last Sunday's BABS Revue, WJW at 1:00 p.m. The Ink Spots are currently appearing on the stage at the Palace Theatre.

Photo (L-R): Billy Bowen, Bill Kenny, Brooke Taylor, Herb Kenny, and Charlie Fuqua.



Above: Label for (Left) Decca 24140 recorded on 2/27/47 and released in September 1947 and (Right) Decca 27494 recorded on 2/15/51 and released in April 1951.

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Click on an option below to listen to The Ink Spots using Streaming RealAudio.

White Christmas - Decca 24140 A - 1947
Somebody Bigger Than You And I - Decca 27494 - 1951
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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White Christmas - Decca 24140 A - 1947 (file size=487KB)
Somebody Bigger Than You And I - Decca 27494 - 1951 (file size=481KB)

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