Vocal Groups Labels
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This January 3, 1955 release (see label) came 16 years after the Ink Spots first hit the charts with the classic "If I Didn't Care".

Although Charles Fuqua is the only member to have performed on both recordings, this record keeps the feel of the early Ink Spots, while bringing the sound into the 50s.

Their recordings for Cincinnati's King label in the mid-50s are a true joy to listen to.
The Delroys were a group of young kids from the projects in Long Island City, New York.

The members were John Blount, Reggie Walker, Robbie Coleman, and Bobby Coleman.  None were over 15 years old when "Bermuda Shorts" was released in 1957.

The Apollo label was located in New York City, and owned by Bess Berman.
There were a number of sets of Kings, but this group, from New Orleans, only had this one rare release from 1954.

A couple of the members of this group would later become famous in their own right.  Huey Smith would later join with the Clowns to record "Don't You Just Know It", and Chris Kenner would have a pretty big hit with "I Like It Like That".

Specialty Records operated out of L.A., and was owned by Art Rupe.
The Jewels previously recorded for the "R and B" label, and had the original recording of the song, "Hearts Of Stone" on that label.

The record pictured here, "Hearts Can Be Broken", is the first of four releases for the Imperial label, and comes from 1955.

Imperial Records was a Los Angeles based label.
Before Eddie Holland became part of the hit-making trio of "Holland Dozier Holland" songwriters, he had this release in 1959.

If you look closely at the label, you will notice that Berry Gordy's name appears more than Eddie Holland's!!  In fact this record was also released on Tamla, a new label started by Gordy the same year, and is very rare on that label.

The United Artists label was out of  New York City.
"Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely)" was the Dubs' first song, and was recorded on the Johnson label originally.  That release is very rare!!  To get a larger distribution, Johnson allowed Gone to handle the record.

The first Gone releases were on the shadow print label without the open mouth in the "O".  So, the label pictured here is actually a third pressing of this record, although all from early 1957.

Gone was a George Goldner label out of New York City.
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