Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/21/02 - 12/27/02)


"Dear Santa, Bring Back My Daddy To Me!"/
"The Church Bells Are Ringing On Christmas Morn"
by Irene Treadwell And The Phil Ellis Choir
on Jay-Dee 782
released in 1953

Letter From Joe Davis
[The above letter provided by George Moonoogian.]

Above: Letter from Joe Davis dated October 15, 1953 regarding the new release on his Jay-Dee label of a two-sided Christmas record. Davis had been producing records for a long time. He launched his first label, Beacon, in 1942 (which soon expanded to add the Joe Davis, Davis, and Gennett labels). Of special note were the first two records by Savannah Churchill (1942) and many by The 5 Red Caps (1943-46). His Jay-Dee label's first release was by The Crickets in July 1953.


Irene Treadwell Irene Treadwell
Above: Irene Treadwell from (L) 1952 and (R) 1953.


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[The above label images and below audio files provided by George Moonoogian.]
Above: Label images for Jay-Dee 782 released circa October 1953. The record labels are stamped "Nov -7 1953".

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Irene Treadwell And The Phil Ellis Choir using Streaming RealAudio.

"Dear Santa, Bring Back My Daddy To Me!" - Jay-Dee 782 - 1953
"The Church Bells Are Ringing On Christmas Morn" - Jay-Dee 782 - 1953
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"Dear Santa, Bring Back My Daddy To Me!" - Jay-Dee 782 - 1953 (file size=379KB)
"The Church Bells Are Ringing On Christmas Morn" - Jay-Dee 782 - 1953 (file size=357KB)


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