Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#661 (Week of 5/1/10 - 5/7/10)

"My Girl Awaits Me"/"Sweetness"
by The Castelles
on Grand 101
released in 1953


Above: 1956 photo of The Castelles (L-R) Clarence Scott (baritone, bass, guitarist), Octavious Anthony (tenor), George Grant (lead tenor), and Billy Taylor (tenor, baritone). The members on the first four Grand releases were Grant, Anthony, Taylor, Ron Everett (bass), and Frank Vance (guitarist). Walter Miller replaced Taylor on the final two Grand releases.

THE CASTELLES WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UGHA HALL OF FAME IN 1996!

Click HERE for an article about The Castelles by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Label image of Grand 101 recorded on August 4, 1953 and released in October of that year. The Grand label was formed for The Castelles and this is the first record for both. The Castelles had six releases on Grand (1953-55) and one release on Atco (1956). George Grant sings lead on "My Girl Awaits Me." Octavious Anthony sings lead and has composer credit on the flip.

Listen to this week's selections by The Castelles on Grand 101 from 1953:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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          1. My Girl Awaits Me
          2. Sweetness
 
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. My Girl Awaits Me
          2. Sweetness

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          1. My Girl Awaits Me
          2. Sweetness

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