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#849 (10/24/15 - 11/6/15)

BLUE DECCA LABEL - PART THREE

"I'm Not That Way Any More"
by The Grooveneers
on Decca 7883 B
released in 1942


Above: Picture of The Grooveneers cropped from a November 1944 Cumberland News advertisement (Cumberland, Maryland). The ad states "Cecil Austin and his Grooveneers with vocalist."

Click HERE for an article about The Grooveneers by Marv Goldberg.
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(Above: The Billboard dated 10/24/42)


SOME GROOVENEERS APPEARANCE CLIPPINGS:


(Above: New York Post dated 2/6/42)

(Above: Philadelphia Inquirer dated 12/23/42)


(Above: Philadelphia Inquirer dated 2/17/43)

(Above: Philadelphia Inquirer dated 5/12/43)


(Above: Philadelphia Inquirer dated 11/12/43)

(Above: Philadelphia Inquirer dated 6/15/45)


(Above: Delaware County Daily Times [PA] dated 5/7/47)

(Above: Saratogian [NY] dated 8/29/47)


EXTRA AUDIO (Windows Media Player):

Above: Nora Lee King (1941, 1942, 1941).

The "A" side of Decca 7883 is "Let Me Rock You Home" by Nora Lee King. On the label: "Blues Singing with Piano, Guitar and Bass" The piano is played by Sammy Price. It was recorded on September 11, 1941. There is no vocal group backing on this one. Nora had a total of five sides released on the Decca label (1941-42).

Listen to "Let Me Rock You Home" - Nora Lee King - Decca 7883 A - 1942.

Pittsburgh Courier dated 12/31/38: NEW YORK—Radio Statio WEVD now has a weekly feature, the Harlem Swing Concert....featuring Nora Lee King, the singing girl guitar player from Alabama....

New York Age dated 12/21/40: The ether abounds with race performers these days and the boys and gals are really setting a new high. Vocalist Nora Lee King (WVOT, Thur & Sat 6:45) gives forth with some fine renditions and (mark our words) is headed for the networks....

Afro-American dated 9/12/42: Nora Lee King, recording artist, guitarist, and blues singer, appeared recently with the Rhythm Dandies on the 63 Club program over station WMCA , New York.

Pittsburgh Courier dated 11/22/41: Coin machine operators claim that Miss Nora Lee King, blues singer, composer, script writer, and announcer of her own programs, is becomimg a leader through her recordings played on hundreds of juke boxes. A graduate of the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and a former student at Selma Universary in Alabama, she is now appearing at the Chateau Moderne on East 50th Street, New York City.

New York Age dated 12/13/41: Nora Lee King, Decca recording artist, is now heard in a new series of broadcasts every Thursday morning over station WINS from 10 to 11 with Hank Sylvern's Orchestra and variety show.


NEWSPAPER and MAGAZINE BLURBS (THE GROOVENEERS):

1. Philadelphia Inquirer (8/15/41)—The Grooveneers have taken over the Rendezvous to bring a brand new show to the musical bar. These sepia stars of sing and swing share honors with....

2. Philadelphia Inquirer (8/22/41)—Bob Pope's Grooveneers top the bill at Irv Wolf's Rendezvous, giving the clients the same red-hot jive that thrilled the trade in New York of late....

3. Philadelphia Inquirer (8/29/41)—There's a right new show at the Rendezvous featuring Bob Pope's groovin' Grooveneers....

4. New York Post (2/6/42)—....the Zodiac Bar, where a sepian swing outfit called the Grooveneers occupies the elevated stage....

5. New York Age (7/11/42)—....The Grooveneers, a male quartet, blends their voices nightly at "Drummonds Cocktail Lounge" in Philly....

6. Billboard (11/14/42)—The Grooveneers, sepia instrumental and vocal quartet, in the closing spot, go heavy on Harlem musical jive and to rousing returns....

7. Billboard (1/9/43)—In renovating his Wilson's Cafe, "Pop" Wilson has converted the first floor of his nitery into a modern cocktail lounge....Lounge features entertainment by the Grooveneers, sepia quartet....

8. Billboard (3/6/43)—....The Grooveneers new at Hank Collin's Midway Musical Bar, Philadelphia....

9. Billboard (4/10/43)—The Grooveneers new at the New 20th Century, Philadelphia....

10. Billboard (9/23/44)—....Lou's Moravian Bar featuring Bon Bon with the Grooveneers....

11. Billboard (7/2/49)—....the Lamb's Club has the Grooveneers....

12. Billboard (7/16/49)—....the Grooveneers highlight the program at the Lamb's Club....



Above: Label image of Decca 7883 B recorded on June 19, 1941 and released in February 1942. Bob Pope, the guitar player in the group, composed this song. It is the only side ever released by The Grooveneers. There were three other titles recorded for Decca, but not issued. The flip, "Let Me Rock You Home," (audio above) is by Nora Lee King and is unrelated to The Grooveneers.

Listen to this week's selection featuring The Grooveneers on Decca 7883 B from 1942:
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