Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#692 (Week of 12/25/10 - 12/31/10)

*IN THE STYLE OF THE INK SPOTS - PART FIVE

"*I'll Follow You"/"Do! Do! Baby!"
by Dusty Brooks And His Four Tones
on La Marr's "Star" 101
released in 1945


[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Dusty Brooks And His Four Tones. Lucious "Dusty" Brooks, bass singer and bass fiddle player, is in front.



Above: The Four Tones column from The Billboard 1/29/44.






Above: The Four Tones columns from The Billboard (Left) 1944 Yearbook and (Right) 5-12-45, relating to the Preview label.





Above: The Four Tones columns from The Billboard (Left) 1-12-46 and (Right) 5-18-46, both relating to the Memo label.


Above: Label image of La Marr's "Star" 101, located in Hollywood, CA. Baline La Marr is credited as composer on both sides, as well as some of the other four sides that The Four Tones had released on the label (all in 1945). This week's selections were first released on the Eccles label in 1944 and the A-1 label later in 1944. This version of the group consisted of Dusty Brooks, Ray Wheaton, Rudolph Hunter, Virgil Johnson, and Art Maryland.

A-1 Records was located in New York City. La Marr was the Recording Manager at their Los Angeles branch office.

The Billboard, July 22, 1944: The Four Tones cut Pass The Beans and Little Chum for A-1 Records. First disk by that company, released this week, is I'll Follow You and Do, Do Baby, also by the Tones....

The Billboard, August 5, 1944: Dusty Brooks and His Four Tones held over at Hi-De-Ho Club, Los Angeles....

The Billboard, March 23, 1946: Dusty Brooks and His Four Tones, now broadcasting nightly over KMPO, Hollywood, from Club Hi-De-Ho....

Listen to this week's selections by the Dusty Brooks And His Four Tones on La Marr's "Star" 101 from 1945: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. I'll Follow You
          2. Do! Do! Baby!
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. I'll Follow You
          2. Do! Do! Baby!

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. I'll Follow You
          2. Do! Do! Baby!


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


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