Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 5/31/03 - 6/6/03)

"For You I Have Eyes"/"I'll Cry No More"
by The Crickets
on MGM 11507
released in 1953

Photo Of Leigh Kamman And Dean Barlow
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Leigh Kamman (left) and Dean Barlow. Kamman was a Harlem disk jockey. Barlow was lead singer of The Crickets. It isn't easy to see, but Kamman is holding a 45 rpm record in his right hand, possibly one of Barlow's solo releases on the Jay-Dee label (circa 1954-55).

R&B Beat Column - January 1954:
The little bandmaster of station WOV, Leigh Kamman, has been gracing the airwaves of cities such as Minneapolis, Duluth and Denver for the past 13 years. Known for his "We Call It Jazz" concerts staged in the Twin Cities, Leigh is heard these nights on the "1280 Club" broadcast from Harlem's Palm Cafe, where his satin smooth voice is paired with that of his talented sidekick, Evelyn Robinson.

MGM Label-For You I Have Eyes-1953
Above: Label image for MGM 11507 released in 1953. This is The Crickets second of two releases on MGM (1953), followed by six releases on Jay-Dee (1953-54) and one on Beacon (1954).

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"For You I Have Eyes" - MGM 11507 - 1953
"I'll Cry No More" - MGM 11507 - 1953

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"For You I Have Eyes" - MGM 11507 - 1953 (file size=460KB)
"I'll Cry No More" - MGM 11507 - 1953 (file size=427KB)

Ad June 1953
Above: Trade magazine ad from June 1953 extolling MGM 11507 as "...another big r&b hit" and describing their first MGM release as "still hot!".

Photo Of Leigh Kamman Photo Of Dean Barlow
Above: Photos of (left) Leigh Kamman (circa 1990's) and Dean Barlow (6/26/93).


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