TRIBUTE TO MODERN RECORDS!
"I'd Like To Know You Better Than I Do"
by The Commanders
on Modern 20-567B
released in 1948
"I Used To Work In Chicago"
by Three Bits Of Rhythm
on Modern Music 118A
released in 1946
Above: Photo of Three Bits Of Rhythm. Theodore "Fate" Rudolph (bass), Bruce Williams, Solomon Laugenour (guitars).
Click HERE for a short article about Three Bits Of Rhythm by J.C. Marion.
Above Left: Label image for Modern 20-567B. Recorded 11/8/47, released 2/48 per Ferdie Gonzalez. This was The Commanders only record. Does anyone know the members of this group? The "Tepper-Brodsky" shown on the label were popular composers who wrote "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", among others.
Above Right: Label image for Modern Music 118A. This was Three Bits Of Rhythm's first of four on Modern (1946-47). They also had two releases on Decca (1941).
WARNING! On right is a classic example of a "double-entendre" song! It is about working in a department store in Chicago. The guys are working in various departments. In each case, a lady comes in asking for one thing, but receives something else.
Listen to this week's selections:
(Audio restoration by Dave Saviet)
A) Click on an option below to listen to Streaming RealAudio.
"I'd Like To Know You Better Than I Do" - Commanders - Modern 20-567B - 1948
"I Used To Work In Chicago" - Three Bits Of Rhythm - Modern Music 118A - 1946
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence
B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.
"I'd Like To Know You Better Than I Do" - Commanders - Modern 20-567B - 1948 (file size=454KB)
"I Used To Work In Chicago" - Three Bits Of Rhythm - Modern Music 118A - 1946 (file size=476KB)
At left is an overlay of two Modern Records 78 RPM sleeves.
Modern Music started operations in 1945 in Los Angeles. The label was officially incorporated as "Modern Records, Inc." in early 1948.
President: Saul Bihari
Vice Presidents: Joe & Jules Bihari
Sales Promotions: Lester Bihari.
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