Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/11/00 - 11/17/00)


PART TWO OF SPECIAL FIVE WEEK TRIBUTE
TO SAVANNAH CHURCHILL

(presented intermittently over the next few months)

"It's Raining Down On Sunshine Lane"
by Savannah Churchill and The Four Tunes
on Manor 1152 A
released in 1948

"The Devil Sat Down And Cried"
by Savannah Churchill and Her Group
on Arco 1259-B
released in 1950



Photo of Savannah Churchill and The Four Tunes

Above: Photo of Savannah Churchill with The Four Tunes, with whom she released a total of at least sixteen sides. The Four Tunes consisted of (L-R) Jimmy Gordon, Jimmie Nabbie, Danny Owens, and Pat Best (with guitar).


Manor Label-It's Raining Down In Sunshine Lane-Savannah Churchill and Four Tunes-1948 Arco Label-The Devil Sat Down And Cried-Savannah Churchill and Her Group-1950
Above: In 1949, Manor changed its name to Arco (American Record Company) but continued its numbering system. On Arco 1259, the vocal group backing Savannah is believed to be The Striders who consisted of brothers Gene and Charles Strider, E. Williams, and F. Thomas.

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Manor Label-Let's Call A Spade A Spade-Savannah Churchill and Five Kings-1947 Manor Label-I'm Too Shy-Savannah Churchill and Five Kings-1947
Above: These are the only two releases (both sides of each) having The Five Kings as Savannah's backup vocal group. Both were issued in 1947.
Left: "Let's Call A Spade a Spade" - Manor 1061-B
Right: "I'm Too Shy" - Manor 1066-B

The Five Kings, without Savannah, had one record released on Manor [#1062, also in 1947].

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