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(Week of 12/23/00 - 12/29/00)


"I'll Never, Never Let You Go"
by The Shadows
on Sittin' in with 583
released in 1950

Above: 1953 photo of The Shadows, who were from New Haven, CT.
(L-R Top) Jasper Edwards, Sam McClure; (L-R Bottom) Raymond Reid, Scott King.

For an excellent article about The Shadows by Marv Goldberg, click HERE.


Above: Lead singer is Scott King. This is the first of three releases by The Shadows on Sittin' in with (1950-52). They previously had three releases on Lee (1949-50) and subsequently three for Decca (1953-54). Note the clever use of the center hole as part of the saxophone.

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Above: Billboard ad from November 1950. The NYC Sittin' in with label was owned by brothers Bob and Morty Shad. Morty went on later to form Harlem Records.

Some Billboard comments on this record (11/50): "...both ends of this disk are due to make a big splash in juke boxes... a ballad that is easy on the ears, with the lead singer turning in another smooth job and the rest of the boys joining in for some equally wonderful harmonizing. Ops will want to get this one."


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