Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 9/10/05 - 9/16/05)


"Why? Oh, Why?"
by The Kings Featuring Bobby Hall
on Jax 314
released in 1953

"Jitterbug Special"
by The Shadows
on Sittin' in with 583
released in 1950



JAX LABEL
Address: New York, NY
Proprietors: Bob Shad, Morty Shad
Type of output: r&b, jazz
Parent label: Sittin' In With
(NOTE: Replaced by Morty Shad's
Harlem Label in 1954)
SITTIN' IN WITH LABEL
Address: New York, NY
Proprietor: Bob Shad
Executive: Morty Shad
Type of output: r&b, gospel, jazz
Catalog acquired: Lee (ca. 11/50)
Catalog acquired by: Mercury (ca. 10/51)

[Above information is from Galen Gart's "American Record Label Directory and Dating Guide."]



Above Left: Label for Jax 314 released in July 1953. Bobby Hall sings lead on this one. The Kings had releases on Jax (1953-54), Harlem (1954), and Gotham (1955). They also had releases on MGM (1954-55) as The Ramblers.

Above Right: Label for Sittin' in with 583 released in November 1950. Sam McClure sings lead on this one. The Shadows released three records each on Lee (1949-50), Sittin' in with (1950-52) and Decca (1953-54).

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

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Why? Oh, Why? - The Kings - Jax 314 - 1953
Jitterbug Special - The Shadows - Sittin' in with 583 - 1950
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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Why? Oh, Why? - The Kings - Jax 314 - 1953 (file size=352KB)
Jitterbug Special - The Shadows - Sittin' in with 583 - 1950 (file size=427KB)


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