Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#673 (Week of 7/24/10 - 7/30/10)

"The Gleam In Your Eyes"/"Stars In The Sky"
by The Channels
on Whirlin Disc W-102
released in 1956


Above: The Channels consisted of Earl Lewis (lead tenor), Clifton Wright (bass), Edward Dolphin (baritone), Larry Hampden (tenor), and Billy Morris (tenor). Earl is at left in the photo.



Above: The Channels with Earl Lewis at top.


    
Above Left: Clipping from March 1957.

Above Right: Label image of Whirlin Disc W-102, recorded in August 1956 and released in November of that year. The Channels had four releases on Whirlin Disc (1956-57), followed by two on the Gone label (1957) and one on Fire (1959). Earl Lewis is composer on all eight Whirlin Disc sides.

Trade Magazine:
(Jan. 1957) Whirlin Disc has issued three new records, each of which show strong potential. The Channels, possessors of "The Closer You Are," make their new entry a powerful "The Gleam In Your Eyes." The remaining two thirds of the release are also groups....

Listen to this week's selections by The Channels on Whirlin Disc W-102 from 1956:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. The Gleam In Your Eyes
          2. Stars In The Sky
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. The Gleam In Your Eyes
          2. Stars In The Sky

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. The Gleam In Your Eyes
          2. Stars In The Sky


(The Billboard 2/2/57 Review)


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