Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#641 (Week of 11/21/09 - 11/27/09)

"It's Written All Over Your Face"/"Pittsburgh Joe"
by The Velvetones
on Sonora 3010
released in 1946

[Above clipping courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: 1946 clipping of The Velvetones, who consisted of Enoch Martin (baritone, pianist), Madison Flanagan (tenor, maracas), "Pop" Willie (bass, bassist), and Sam Rucker (baritone, guitar).

Click HERE for an article about The Velvetones by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Clipping from February 1, 1947. In lower right corner: "Four boys a piano and a guitar ...blended in velvet smooth harmony, that's the Velvetones, with their scintillating rhythms and unique arrangements, have a loyal fan following. Profit now from their fast-growing popularity." Sonora 3010 and 3012 were the groups' first two releases for the label.

Above: Label image of Sonora 3010. Madison Flanagan sings lead on "It's Written..." and Enoch Martin handles the duty on "Pittsburgh Joe." The Velvetones had releases on Coronet (1946), Sonora (1946-47), and Super Disc (1948).

Listen to this week's selections by The Velvetones on Sonora 3010 from 1946:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Clipping 5/31/47)
          1. It's Written All Over Your Face
          2. Pittsburgh Joe
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. It's Written All Over Your Face
          2. Pittsburgh Joe

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          1. It's Written All Over Your Face
          2. Pittsburgh Joe

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