Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/26/02 - 2/1/02)


"A Kiss And A Rose"
by The Charioteers
on Columbia 38438
released in 1949

"I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire"
by The Charioteers
on Okeh 6332
released in 1941

Photo Of The Charioteers
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler]

Above: Undated photo of The Charioteers. Billy Williams (tenor lead singer) is at front left. The other members are Eddie Jackson (second tenor), Ira Williams (baritone), Howard Daniel (bass), and James Sherman (piano). Can anyone date or identify the story behind this photo? See also the similar photo below.

Click HERE for a short article about Billy Williams by J.C. Marion.


Columbia Label-The Charioteers-1949 Okeh Label-The Charioteers-1941
Above Left: Columbia 38438 released in March 1949. The Charioteers' record came out before The Ink Spots' (April 1949) and The Orioles' (August 1949) versions.

Above Right: Okeh 6332 released in August 1941. The Charioteers' record was again ahead of The Ink Spots' (September 1941) version.

The Charioteers had releases on Decca (1935), Vocalion (1938-39), Brunswick (1938-39), Columbia (1939-49), and Okeh (1941-42).


Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Streaming RealAudio.

"A Kiss And A Rose" - The Charioteers - Columbia - 1949
"I Dont Want To Set The World On Fire" - The Charioteers - Okeh - 1941
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"A Kiss And A Rose" - The Charioteers - Columbia - 1949 (file size=460KB)
"I Dont Want To Set The World On Fire" - The Charioteers - Okeh - 1941 (file size=395KB)


Photo Of The Charioteers
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler]


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