Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 4/17/99 - 4/23/99)


"Be Faithful"
The Crickets
(featuring Dean Barlow)
on Beacon 104
released in 1954
(recorded in 1953)

Photo of The Crickets

Above: Photo is the first Crickets group. (L-R) Leon Carter, Dean Barlow, Harold Johnson, Rodney Jackson and Eugene Stapleton. A second Crickets group was formed with Dean Barlow, Freddie Barksdale, J.R. Bailey and Bobby Spencer. Later, a third Crickets group consisted of Dean Barlow, Robert Bynam, William Lindsay and Joe "Ditto" Dias.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CRICKETS FOR THEIR INDUCTION INTO THE UGHA HALL OF FAME ON 4/24/99!

Photo of Alan Freed and Dean Barlow
Above: Alan Freed (WINS New York City Disc Jockey) with Dean Barlow... discussing Dean's Jay-Dee Record of "I'll String Along With You".

Beacon Label-Be Faithful-The Crickets-1954

Above: The Beacon label was owned by Joe Davis (as were the Jay-Dee, Joe Davis and Davis labels). All of the Crickets records are excellent, but this one is probably my favorite. The flip side is "Sleepy Little Cowboy" by The Deep River Boys.

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FOR FOUR (4) DEAN BARLOW RECORDS ("I'll String Along With You", etc.), PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FOR ANOTHER CRICKETS RECORD (their first, "You're Mine"), PLEASE CLICK HERE.


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