Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#809 (3/15/14 - 3/28/14)

THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET - PART ONE (SECULAR)

"I Will Be Home Again"/"The General Jumped At Dawn"
by The Golden Gate Quartet
on Okeh 6741
released in 1945




Above: Still shots from the movie "Hollywood Canteen" from 1944. The Golden Gate Quartet is singing "The General Jumped At Dawn." They also performed in "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942), "Hit Parade Of 1943" (1943), "Bring On The Girls" (1945) and "A Song Is Born" (1948).

EXTRA AUDIO SELECTIONS (Windows Media Player):

Listen to the movie sound track of "The General Jumped At Dawn" by The Golden Gate Quartet, from 1944.

Listen to "I'll Be Home Again" by The Four Jacks, on Federal 12087, from 1952.

Listen to "I'll Be Home Again" by The Hollywood Arist-O-Kats, on Recorded In Hollywood 406, from 1953.


Above: Label image of Okeh 6741 recorded on 3/16/45 and released in May 1945. The Golden Gate Quartet had many releases on Columbia (1946-1951) and it's subsidiary OKeh (1941-1945, 1952), mostly spiritual. They did have one secular release on Columbia as by "The Gates" in 1948.

"The General Jumped At Dawn" by Paul Whiteman And Orchestra was among the first releases on the new Capitol label in 1942. In addition to The Four Jacks and Hollywood Arist-O-Kats versions (see above), "I Will Be Home Again" was done by The Selah Jubilee Quartet on Arista in 1946.

Listen to this week's selections by by The Golden Gate Quartet on Okeh 6741 from 1945:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. I Will Be Home Again
          2. The General Jumped At Dawn
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. I Will Be Home Again
          2. The General Jumped At Dawn

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. I Will Be Home Again
          2. The General Jumped At Dawn

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

Click HERE for THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET - PART TWO (SPIRITUAL).
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