Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 5/19/01 - 5/25/01)


BACK UP GROUPS... PART SEVEN: THE DELTA RHYTHM BOYS!

"It's So Peaceful In The Country"
by Mildred Bailey With The Delta Rhythm Boys
on Decca 3953 A
released in 1941

"It's A Pity To Say Goodnight"
by Ella Fitzgerald And Delta Rhythm Boys
on Decca 23670 B
released in 1946

Photo Of Mildred Bailey Photo Of Ella Fitzgerald

Above Left: Mildred Bailey was backed by The Delta Rhythm Boys on six records (ten sides) for Decca, all in 1941. Click HERE for a short biography of Mildred.

Above Right: Ella Fitzgerald was backed by The Delta Rhythm Boys on two records for Decca, in 1945/46. Click HERE for a short biography of Ella.


Photo Of Delta Rhythm Boys Photo Of Carl Jones
Above Left: Photo of The Delta Rhythm Boys (L-R) Rene DeKnight (piano), Kelsey Pharr, Traverse Crawford, Carl Jones, Lee Gaines. Besides Mildred and Ella, they also backed up Fred Astaire on two Decca sides (1941) and Ruth Brown on four Atlantic sides (1950). For a short biography of The Delta Rhythm Boys written by J.C. Marion, click HERE.

Above Right: Photo of Carl Jones at UGHA Hall Of Fame Tribute from May 2001. For an interview of Carl Jones, by Jason Gross, from January 2001, click HERE.


Decca Label-It's So Peaceful In The Country-Mildred Bailey With Delta Rhythm Boys-1941 Decca Label-It's A Pity To Say Goodnight-Ella Fitzgerald And Delta Rhythm Boys-1946
Above Left: Label image for Decca 3953 "It's So Peaceful In The Country" by Mildred Bailey With The Delta Rhythm Boys, recorded 6/24/41, released 8/41.

Above Right: Label image for Decca 23670 "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight" by Ella Fitzgerald And Delta Rhythm Boys, recorded 8/29/46, released 10/46. The flip side is "For Sentimental Reasons". Interestingly, The Brown Dots had released these same two sides on Manor 1041 in 9/46.


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"It's So Peaceful In The Country" - Decca 3953 - 1941
"It's A Pity To Say Goodnight" - Decca 23670 - 1946
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"It's So Peaceful In The Country" - Decca 3953 - 1950
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"It's A Pity To Say Goodnight" - Decca 23670 - 1946
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