Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#756 (Week of 5/5/12- 5/11/12)

"RECORD OF THE WEEK" (5/10/1997 - 5/10/2012)

"It Ain't Right"/"Red Sails In The Sunset"
by The Balladeers
on Jubilee 5021
released in 1950


Above: The Balladeers. Billy Mathews is the lead singer.

From Trade Magazine, January 1950: The Balladeers, new vocal quartet, recorded four sides for Jubilee Records last week. They recently signed a five-year personal management pact with Eddie White....

From Trade Magazine, February 1950: ....Jubilee's new singing group, the Balladeers, reportedly getting offers for theater dates based on the action around their waxing of "Red Sails In The Sunset" and "It Ain't Right"....

Above: Ad from January 1950. Their first record on Jubilee.

Above: Ad from April 1950. Their second record on Jubilee.

Above: Review from The Billboard dated 10/20/51.


Above: Reviews from The Billboard dated (L) 5/24/47 and (R) 9/20/47.
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Above: Label image of Jubilee 5021 recorded and released in January 1950. This is the first of two records by The Balladeers on Jubilee (1950). Following those two records, Billy Mathews did have one release on Jubilee as a single artist (1950). The Balladeers also backed Cliff Ayers on one record on Jubilee (1951). With the Cootie Williams Orchestra, they had one side as Billy Mathews And The Balladeers on Mercury (1948). And also one record on Arlington (1949) as Bill Mathews And The Ballardiers. The Balladiers on Aladdin is a different group.

Listen to this week's selections by The Balladeers on Jubilee 5021 from 1950:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. It Ain't Right
          2. Red Sails In The Sunset
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. It Ain't Right
          2. Red Sails In The Sunset

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          1. It Ain't Right
          2. Red Sails In The Sunset

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