Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/28/06 - 2/3/06)


"Baby I'm Gone"
by Jimmy Coe And His Gay Cats Of Rhythm
Vocal By Helen Fox
on States S-118
released in 1953


[Above clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]

Above: Newspaper clipping from April 14, 1956.

Click HERE for an article about Jimmy Coe at The Red Saunders Research Foundation website.



[Above right photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: (Left) Trade magazine ad from February 1953 and (Right) photo of Jimmy Coe.

CHICAGO CHATTER (Jan. 1953): "Lew Simpkins, United Records prexy, signed four new vocal acts this week, Billy Ford, the Dozier Boys, Jimmy Coe and Debbie Andrews. Miss Andrews has been with Decca, while Ford has etched for RCA Victor, Coe for Mercury, and the Doziers with Columbia and Chess."



[Above clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Newspaper clipping from April 14, 1956. It was captioned "General Adm. $1.50 - Advance Tickets $1.25..." Not bad for 19 famous artists in person for one stage show!


[States label image and corresponding audio provided by Dave Saviet.]
Above: Label image for States S-118 recorded on February 1, 1953. On this recording are Jimmy Coe (tenor sax, vocal), Helen Fox (vocal), Max Baily (vocal), James Palmer (piano), John Whittcliffe (bass), Earl "Fox" Walker (drums, talk). This was the first of three releases by Jimmy Coe on States (1953-56).

The "Cole" composer credit was actually Jimmy Coe. He had recorded for King (1952) under the name Jimmy Cole And His Orchestra.

Click on an option below to listen to Jimmy Coe/Helen Fox play/sing "Baby I'm Gone" using RealPlayer. [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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