Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 4/5/03 - 4/11/03)


"All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart"/"My Baby Likes To Be-Bop"
by Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes
on RCA Victor 20-2749
released in 1948

"Believe Me, Beloved"/"Say Something Nice About Me"
by Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes
on RCA Victor 20-3037
released in 1948


Photo Of Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Bill Johnson (lead vocals, alto sax) And His Musical Notes... Gus Gordon (lead vocals, drums), Egbert Victory (piano), Clifton Best (guitar), and Jimmy Robinson (bass fiddle).

The inscription just above Johnson's head: To "Conchita" Stay as sweet as you are- From Bill Johnson. Agency at bottom of photo (unshown here): ASSOCIATED BOOKING CORP. Joe Glaser, President Squibb B'ldg 745 - 5th Ave. N.Y.



RCA Victor Label-All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart-1948 RCA Victor Label-Believe Me, Beloved-1948
Above: Label images for (left) RCA Victor 20-2749-B recorded on 11/8/47 and released in March 1948 and (right) RCA Victor 20-3037-A recorded on 11/2/47 and released in November 1948. "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" is the same song done by The Five Bars in 1947. Clifton Best, a member of the group, wrote "Believe Me, Beloved".
(As usual, thanks go to Ferdie Gonzalez for recording/release dates used at this web site)

Gus Gordon sings lead on both of these sides and on 20-3037-B "Say Something Nice About Me". Bill Johnson sings lead on 20-2749-A "My Baby Likes To Be-Bop".

This group had at least eleven releases on the RCA Victor label (1947-48).

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes using Streaming RealAudio.

"All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" - RCA Victor 20-2749-B - 1948
"My Baby Likes To Be-Bop" - RCA Victor 20-2749-A - 1948
"Believe Me, Beloved" - RCA Victor 20-3037-A - 1948
"Say Something Nice About Me" - RCA Victor 20-3037-B - 1948
"ALL FOUR SONGS" played in sequence

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

"All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" - RCA Victor 20-2749-B - 1948 (file size=444KB)
"My Baby Likes To Be-Bop" - RCA Victor 20-2749-A - 1948 (file size=433KB)
"Believe Me, Beloved" - RCA Victor 20-3037-A - 1948 (file size=471KB)
"Say Something Nice About Me" - RCA Victor 20-3037-B - 1948 (file size=357KB)

CLICK HERE FOR TWO MORE OF THEIR SONGS.


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