Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#680 (Week of 10/2/10 - 10/8/10)

SPOTLIGHT ON SAVANNAH CHURCHILL - PART ONE OF TWO

"Ain'tcha Glad I Love You"/"Changeable You"
by Savannah Churchill And Her Group
on Arco 1263-A/B
released in 1950


Above: Savannah Churchill. On back of the photo: "NOV. 1951" "Sultry blues songstress, SAVANNAH CHURCHILL, queen of the discs, heads the new record star revue on the stage of the Regal Theater the week starting Friday, Nov. 16th, co-starring with piano-man Eddie Heywood, and his trio, and the new king of the clarinet, Buddy De Franco, and his orchestra."



Above: Savannah Churchill with Steve Allen, from December 1952. On back of the photo: "WALKING BY THE RIVER" "Steve Allen, CBS Radio star, plays host and accompanist to Savannah Churchill, songstress-composer, as she sings one of her own compositions [sic], "I'm Walking By The River," on the 'Steve Allen Show.' Miss Churchill is one of the continuing parade of top names in jazz and popular music who grace the program's guest roster."
"CBS RADIO . . . This program is on air at: 10:00-10:30 PM, EST, Saturdays and 10:30-11:00 PM, EST, Sundays"

(NOTE: The actual composers of "Walking By The River" are Una Mae Carlisle and Robert Sour, per the label credits on Savannah's RCA Victor release.)



[From the February 1953 issue of Ebony magazine.]

Above: "Snack time is eagerly anticipated by four singing Striders and Savannah's companion, Mrs. Cassius, during break in rehearsals in spacious Churchill (Brooklyn) home. Brooklyn-reared singer usually produces a surprise delicacy."

Click HERE for an article about The Striders by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: From The Billboard 11-5-49.


Above Left: Label image of Arco 1263-A released in September 1950. Savannah with The Striders had two records on Arco (1950), two on Regal (1951) and four on RCA Victor (1951-52).

Above Right: Picture of Savannah Churchill from a Manor Records ad in The Billboard 4-14-45.

Listen to this week's selections by Savannah Churchill And Her Group (The Striders):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Ain'tcha Glad I Love You - Arco 1263-A - 1951
          2. Changeable You - Arco 1263-B - 1951
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Ain'tcha Glad I Love You - Arco 1263-A - 1951
          2. Changeable You - Arco 1263-B - 1951

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Ain'tcha Glad I Love You - Arco 1263-A - 1951
          2. Changeable You - Arco 1263-B - 1951

     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

Click HERE for SPOTLIGHT ON SAVANNAH CHURCHILL - PART TWO.
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