Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#674 (Week of 7/31/10 - 8/6/10)

CLASSICS - PART TWELVE

"Story Untold"/"Make Me Lose My Mind"
by The Nutmegs
on Herald H-452
released in 1955


Above: The Nutmegs, from New Haven, CT, consisted of (Top L-R) Leroy McNeil, James "Sonny" Griffin, Billy Emery, (Bottom L-R) Leroy Griffin, and James "Coco" Tyson.



Above: The Nutmegs clipping from July 1955.


Above: Label image of Herald H-452, recorded in December 1954 and released in April 1955. Lead singer Leroy Griffin is composer on both sides. This was the first of six records by The Nutmegs on Herald from 1955 to 1956. Renaming themselves The Rajahs, they had one record released on Klik in 1957.

Trade Magazine:
(March 1955) Al Silver delighted with the results of his first session with the Nutmegs group. First two sides,"Story Untold" and "You'll Make Me Lose My Mind," will be out this week. Silver calls this release the best group record Herald ever produced, both technically and musically....

Trade Magazine:
(April 1955) "We've got it now," says Al Silver of Herald Records. Al goes on to tell us that the Nutmegs' "Story Untold" has been creating real excitement and re-orders from cities like New York, Baltimore, Cleveland and Los Angeles....

Billboard Review 5/14/55:
STORY UNTOLD (Rush BMI)—The Nutmegs—Herald 452
This record, which has been going hot cakes in New York since it was released, is now on the New York territorial chart and is taking off in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Nashville and Los Angeles.

Listen to this week's selections by The Nutmegs on Herald H-452 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Story Untold
          2. Make Me Lose My Mind
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Story Untold
          2. Make Me Lose My Mind

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Story Untold
          2. Make Me Lose My Mind


(The Billboard 4/9/55 Review)


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


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