Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#655 (Week of 3/6/10 - 3/12/10)


TRIBUTE TO ELLISON B. WHITE

"The Last Of The Good Rocking Men"/"I'll Be Home Again"
by The Four Jacks
on Federal 12087
released in 1952


[Above and at bottom photos courtesy of Ellison White and Todd Baptista.]

Above: Photo of Ellison White from the late 1950's. The Four Jacks consisted of Ellison White (bass), Bowling Mansfield (1st tenor), Buell Thomas (2nd tenor), and George Comfort (baritone).

White had been with the gospel groups Wings Over Jordan and, later, The Wingmen Quartet prior to The Four Jacks.




Above: King-DeLuxe-Federal Clipping from August 1952.


Above: Label image of Federal 12087 recorded on March 18, 1952 and released in June of that year. The Four Jacks had two records alone, two records backing Lil Greenwood, one record plus a third side backing Shirley Haven, and one side backing Cora Williams, all on Federal and all released in 1952.

This is the same label that The Dominoes had the similar "Sixty Minute Man" in 1951, a smash hit for them.

Listen to this week's selections by The Four Jacks on Federal 12087 from 1952:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. The Last Of The Good Rocking Men
          2. I'll Be Home Again
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. The Last Of The Good Rocking Men
          2. I'll Be Home Again

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. The Last Of The Good Rocking Men
          2. I'll Be Home Again

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

(Ellison White - 1948)


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