Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#767 (Weeks of 7/21/12 - 8/3/12)

"Where Do I Go From Here"/"Please Baby Please"
by The Swallows
on King 4579
released in 1952


Above: Photo of The Swallows.... (L-R) Earl Hurley, Frederick "Money" Johnson, Eddie Rich, Norris "Bunky" Mack, and Herman "Junior" Denby.

Click HERE for an article about The Swallows by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Another photo of The Swallows.... (L-R) Eddie Rich, Earl Hurley, Money Johnson, Junior Denby, and Bunky Mack.

Above: (Left) Herman "Junior" Denby and (Right) King 4579 DJ label with inscription "....Denby is now in the marines, having just completed his basic training. He had a fifteen day furlough recently which gave him just enough time to prepare for a session, cut it, and back to his military duties."

Denby is singing lead on both sides of this record, but the remainder of The Swallows are not heard on either side. Denby recorded these and four other sides while on his leave, all with non-Swallows vocal group backing. Marv Goldberg, in his Swallows article (link above), conjectures who this group might have been.

Above: King/Federal advertisements from The Billboard dated (Left) 12/6/52 and (Right) 12/13/52.
Reference Links: Lulu Reed ; The Royals ; The Checkers.

Above: Label image of King 4579 recorded on October 7, 1952 and released in November 1952. The flip was recorded on October 9, 1952. This is The Swallows' seventh of eleven records they had on King (1951-53). They also had one record on the After Hours label (1954). A revamped group, lead by Eddie Rich, had four releases on King's subsidiary, Federal (1958).

Henry Glover, co-composer shown on the label above, was the sole composer of the flip. He was an A&R man for King Records and a prolific writer for the label. Fred Weismantel was another King A&R man.

Listen to this week's selections by The Swallows on King 4579 from 1952:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. Where Do I Go From Here
          2. Please Baby Please
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. Where Do I Go From Here
          2. Please Baby Please

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          1. Where Do I Go From Here
          2. Please Baby Please

(Review from The Billboard 11/15/52)

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