Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#753 (Week of 4/14/12- 4/20/12)

"I'm Crying"/"Rack 'Em Back"
by Bobby Mitchell And The Toppers
on Imperial 5236
released in 1953


Above: Bobby Mitchell And The Toppers consisted of Bobby Mitchell (lead tenor), Lloyd Bellaire (tenor), Frank Bocage (bass), Joseph Butler (baritone), and Gabriel Fleming (tenor, piano).

Above Left: Ad from The Billboard dated 5/16/53.

Above Right: Label image of Imperial 5236 recorded on March 23, 1953 and released in April 1953. This is the first of six releases (as a vocal group) that Bobby Mitchell And The Toppers had on Imperial (1953-54). Afterward, Mitchell continued to record for Imperial as a single artist. Lloyd Bellaire composed this side and Joseph Butler the flip side, both members of The Toppers.

Listen to this week's selections by Bobby Mitchell And The Toppers on Imperial 5236 from 1953:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. I'm Crying
          2. Rack 'Em Back
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. I'm Crying
          2. Rack 'Em Back

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. I'm Crying
          2. Rack 'Em Back

(From Ad in The Billboard 4/24/54)

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