Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 6/21/03 - 6/27/03)

"Cry Baby"
by Johnny Otis Orchestra
Vocal by Mel Walker
And The Bluenotes
on Regent 1016-A
released in 1950

[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Johnny Otis.

Click HERE for an article about Johnny Otis by J.C. Marion (there are three parts... click on "to next page" to view parts two and three).

NOTE: Johnny Otis has been on radio for fifty years! Tune in his show on Saturdays 11-Noon PT (2-3PM ET) on KPFA in Berkeley, CA or listen online.

Above Left: Photo Of Mel Walker. The Bluenotes are actually The Robins, who were connected with Johnny Otis at the time.

Above Right: Label image for Regent 1016-A released in 1950. Regent, shown on label to be located in Elizabeth, NJ, was a subsidiary of Savoy Records.

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Ad September 1950
Above: Trade magazine ad from September 1950 extolling "2 Great Johnny Otis Releases" on Regent, now located in Newark, NJ.
[Above ad obtained from the "FIRST PRESSINGS" series of books.]


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