Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#727 (Week of 10/1/11 - 10/7/11)

THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

"My Heart Tells Me"/"Hey Little Boy"
by The Hampton Sisters
Featuring Aletra Hampton
on Savoy 1125 A/B
released in 1954


    

Above: The Hampton Sisters (L-R) Dawn, Carmalita, Aletra and Virtue.


    
Above: The Duke Hampton Orchestra in the 1940's. In this picture, Virtue is playing the bass fiddle and Aletra the piano. Dawn and Carmalita were saxophone players. Duke was their brother. The Duke Hampton Orchestra did have at least one release on King Records (1953) featuring Aletra as vocalist.


      















Above: Clippings from May 1946. There were eight brothers and four sisters in the Hampton family.... all played musical instruments.


    


Above Left: Label image of Savoy 1125 released in April 1954. Note the composer on the label is "A. H. Kerley." BMI gives credit to "Al Hampton."

Above Right: Review from The Billboard magazine dated 4/17/54.

The Billboard March 1954: Savoy Records has pacted some new record talent, including the Hampton Sisters, featuring Aletra Hampton, a singing and instrumental group....

The Billboard March 1954: Savoy's Freddy Mendelsohn in New Orleans this week cutting singers Dave Dixon, Aletra Hampton and the Hampton Sisters....

Listen to this week's selections by The Hampton Sisters on Savoy 1125 A/B from 1954:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. My Heart Tells Me
          2. Hey Little Boy
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. My Heart Tells Me
          2. Hey Little Boy

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. My Heart Tells Me
          2. Hey Little Boy

From The Billboard 4/10/54
     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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