BLACK QUARTETS IN FILM - PICTURE GALLERY
(Images and captions provided by Rev. Philip Beauchamp)
THE INK SPOTS — This photo was taken on October 18, 1944 at the Cafe Zanzibar in N.Y.C. This was HOPPY JONES last performance. He died that day. A photo with HOPPY and BERNIE MACKEY together is rare. Even BERNIE MACKEY didn't have a copy. Left to Right: BILLY BOWEN, BILL KENNY, ORVILLE "HOPPY" JONES, and BERNIE MACKEY.
THE MOONGLOWS singing "Confess It To Your Heart" from the 1957 film "Mr. Rock n' Roll." This number was deleted from the film.
A publicity still from the 1956 film "Rock Rock Rock" with FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS. This scene is not even in the film. I have shown this to JIMMY MERCHANT and he doesn't even remember it.
A 1944 lobby card poster with THE BOBBY BROOKS QUARTET.
THE MILLS BROTHERS singing "Till Then" from a 1944 Soundie. Left to Right: HERBERT, DONALD, GENE SMITH, AND JOHN SR.
THE JUBALAIRES from the 1950 film "Duchess of Idaho."
THE FOUR TONES from the lost 1938 film "Harlem On The Prairie."
THE FOUR DREAMERS [CLIFFORD HOLLAND, CARL JONES, JAMES SHAW, and GENERAL WHITE].
A deleted scene with THE BOBBY BROOKS QUARTET from the 1943 film "Crazy House."
THE BEALE STREET BOYS — Early 1930's.
THE DELTA RHYTHM BOYS with actress Louise Beaver from the 1944 film "Follow The Boys."
A deleted scene with THE MILLS BROTHERS from the 1935 film "Broadway Gondolier." In center is Dick Powell.
THE MILLS BROTHERS — A publicity still for the 1943 film "He's My Guy."
NORMAN BROWN is the guitar player.
THE MILLS BROTHERS — A publicity still for the 1944 film "Cowboy Canteen."