Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#590 (Week of 11/8/08 - 11/14/08)

"Yeah Man"
by The Three Spades
on Columbia Reference Recording 21935-1
(Vocalion Unissued)
recorded in 1937

Above: Photo of The Three Spades. From the information written on the back of this photo, we learn that in 1937 they had Tuesday and Thursday radio shows on WLW - Cincinnati. In 1937, WLW was broadcasting at 500K watts, a signal which covered most of the country (stations today are allowed up to only 50K).

From Marv Goldberg (11-9-08) . . . .
"The Three Spades were: Jerry Daniels (of the original Ink Spots - he's the one in the lower left of the photo), Bill Jennings (on six-string guitar), and his brother Al Jennings (on four-string tenor guitar). This is what Jerry Daniels told me about them:

They first appeared on WKBF in Indianapolis, then went to WLW in Cincinnati (there was also a spot on WKBF's sister station, WSAI). Around 1938, they came to New York, and were heard the following year on WHN. They finally broke up because of a lack of work.
One of the songs that they recorded (Pan-Pan) was subsequently recorded by Louis Jordan on Decca in 1941."

Above: There are three known songs recorded by The Three Spades. All are unissued Vocalion takes.

Listen to this week's selections by The Three Spades on Unissued Vocalion Masters from 1937:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]


       Yeah Man
       Fu Manchu
       ALL THREE SONGS played in sequence

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       Yeah Man
       Fu Manchu
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       Yeah Man
       Fu Manchu

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