Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#676 (Week of 9/4/10 - 9/10/10)

"My Saddest Hour"/"Oh! Babe!"
by The Five Keys
on Aladdin 3214
released in 1953

[Above photo courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: The Five Keys (L-R) Ripley Ingram, Ulysses Hicks, Bernie West, Steve Gallon (promoter), Maryland Pierce, and Dickie Smith. This, minus Gallon, is the line-up for Aladdin 3214.

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Above: The Five Keys from 1955 (Top L-R) Maryland Pierce, Bernie West, (Bottom L-R) Ramon Loper, Rudy West, Ripley Ingram. This is their line-up for Capitol, starting with the 2nd release on that label "Close Your Eyes."

Above: Label image of Aladdin 3214 recorded on September 23, 1953 and released in December 1953. This is the 13th of 17 records by The Five Keys on Aladdin (1951-56). Their tenure on Capitol was from 1954 (with "I'm Alone"/"Ling Ting Tong") to 1958.

Listen to this week's selections by The Five Keys on Aladdin 3214 from 1953:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. My Saddest Hour
          2. Oh! Babe!
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. My Saddest Hour
          2. Oh! Babe!

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          1. My Saddest Hour
          2. Oh! Babe!

(The Billboard 12/12/53 Review)

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