Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 8/3/02 - 8/9/02)


"Every Joe Needs His Jane"
by Do-Ray-Me
on Keyboard AR-1B
released circa 1950

"OO-WEE"
by Do Re Mi Trio
on Variety 1002 A
released in 1953


Photo of Do-Ray-Me
Above: Photo of Do-Ray-Me. (L-R) Al Moore, Al Russell (at piano), and Buddy Hawkins. This was their line-up from July 1951 on. The group that recorded for Commodore (1947-48) was Al Russell, Joel Cowen, and Joe Davis. Curtis Wilder replaced Davis on the Ivory (1949) releases.

Click HERE for a short article about The Do-Ray-Me Trio by J.C. Marion.



Keyboard Label-Do-Ray-Me-ca1950 Variety Label-Do Re Mi Trio-1953
Above Left: Label image for Keyboard AR-1B, release date unknown.

Above Right: Label image for Variety 1002 A released in 1953. Per Ferdie Gonzalez, the label was mistakenly printed as 1001! The actual 1001 is Do Re Mi Trio "Holding Hands"/"Tell Me You Love Me". (The Variety label image and audio provided by George Moonoogian)

These labels may very well have been owned by Al Russell. Note the numbering system for Keyboard is "AR-", which is Al Russell's initials. Russell was a piano player, hence "Keyboard". Also, note that the print style of both label names is exactly the same.

Listen to this week's selections:

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

"Every Joe Needs His Jane" - Do-Ray-Me - Keyboard AR-1B - ca 1950
"OO-WEE" - Do Re Mi Trio - Variety 1002 - 1953
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"Every Joe Needs His Jane" - Do-Ray-Me - Keyboard AR-1B - ca 1950 (file size=481KB)
"OO-WEE" - Do Re Mi Trio - Variety 1002 - 1953 (file size=374KB)


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