Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/4/06 - 2/10/06)


"Come John Come"
by The Basin Street Boys
on Racy HS 422-A
released in 1937


[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of the original Basin Street Boys. This group was led by Steve Gibson (playing guitar in photo), who later organized The Five Red Caps. Other members were George Thompson, Perry Anderson and Sam Hutcherson. The guitar in the photo is a Gibson.

The note on photo: "The Basin Street Boys" The aristocrats of song stylists; whose soft, smooth melodies simply captivate their audiences.

Ormonde Wilson, who was reportedly Steve Gibson's stepbrother, later obtained the name from Gibson to form his own Basin Street Boys. Wilson's group recorded for the Exclusive (1946-48), Mercury (1948) and Leda (1950) labels.



[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Another photo of the original Basin Street Boys. Steve Gibson is at far right with guitar. Enscription is: Mrs Henry White, Best Personal Regards, from "Steve" of "the Basin St. Boys."


Above: Label image for Racy HS 422-A. The same song is on both sides. On label, under "Racy Records", is "Hollywood Specialty Recordings 1509 N. Vine Street". Racy began with HS-412 (1936) and ended with HS-422 (1937). This is the only record released by Steve Gibson's Basin Street Boys.

Click on an option below to listen to The Basin Street Boys sing "Come John Come" using RealPlayer. [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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