Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#760 (Week of 6/2/12- 6/8/12)

*IN THE STYLE OF THE INK SPOTS - PART EIGHT

"*I Thought You'd Care"/"Don't Cry"
by The Skyscrapers
on Mercury 70795
released in 1956

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[The above photo is courtesy of Paul Ressler.]
Above: Photo of Browley Guy, lead singer of The Skyscrapers, who were from Chicago. However, it is unclear if he was still with the group for the Mercury record.


    


Above: (Left) Miracle Records ad from The Billboard dated 3/13/48 and (Right) review of the record from The Billboard dated 1/3/48.


    


Above: (Left) Checker Records ad and (Right) review of the mentioned record, both from The Billboard dated 7/18/53. The song title in the ad should be "Watermelon Man."

The Billboard, July 18, 1953: ....Browley Guy and his ork, formerly with the States label, is now on Checker Records....

The Billboard, August 1, 1953: ....Browley Guy has switched to the Checker label, after cutting a number of sides for United....
(NOTE: States was a subsidiary of United.)



    


Above: (Left) Mercury Records ad from The Billboard dated 2/4/56 and (Right) review of the record from The Billboard dated 2/11/56.

Reference Link: The Penguins on Mercury 70799.



    
Above: Label image of Mercury 70795 released in January 1956. "I Thought You'd Care" had been released by another Chicago group, The Gems, on Drexel in 1954, but sung in a rhythm and blues style. This was The Skyscrapers' last record and their only one on Mercury. They also had two records on Miracle (1947-49), one on States (1952) and one on Checker (1953).

Listen to this week's selections by The Skyscrapers on Mercury 70795 from 1956:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. I Thought You'd Care
          2. Don't Cry
 
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. I Thought You'd Care
          2. Don't Cry

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          1. I Thought You'd Care
          2. Don't Cry


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