Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 8/20/05 - 8/26/05)


"Barefoot Days"/"You're Gonna Be Sorry"
by The Keys
on Melody 1021-A/B
released in 1947


[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Keys, also known as The Four Keys, The Furness Men, and The Furness Brothers. As "Her Four Keys", they backed Ella Fitzgerald on four Decca releases (1942-43). The Furness Brothers were Slim, Bill, Peck, and Joe (who joined the group circa 1950). Ernie Hatfield was in Ella's Keys.


[Above newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Cleveland Call And Post newspaper clipping from August 1953. Note the claim as "Entertainment World's Handsomest Quartet".


Above: Label for Melody 1021-A released in 1947. Disco-File (Second Edition) shows a 1952 MGM release by The Keys titled "Barefoot Days", backed with "Am I In Love". There is also a 1952 release on MGM by The Furness Brothers listed.

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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

Barefoot Days - Melody 1021-A - 1947
You're Gonna Be Sorry - Melody 1021-B - 1947
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

Barefoot Days - Melody 1021-A - 1947 (file size=427KB)
You're Gonna Be Sorry - Melody 1021-B - 1947 (file size=487KB)


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