Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 10/6/01 - 10/12/01)


"Fool That I Am"/
"When My Sugar Walks Down The Street"
by The Quintones
on Vocalion 5172
released in 1939

The Quintones
[Above photo provided by Marv Goldberg.]

Above: Photo of The Quintones from the 1940's. The group consisted of Patti Davis, Irving Deutsch, Murray Deutsch, Lloyd Hundling, and Al Lane. The Deutsch's were twins.

Photo Of Buck Ram From 1954 Vocalion Label-Quintones-Fool That I Am-1939
Above Left: Photo of Buck Ram from 1954 (thought it was Hugh Hefner, didn't you?). In the mid-1950's, Ram became manager for The Penguins and The Platters. He was a songwriter and arranger. Among his many compositions were several hits for The Platters, including "Only You (And You Alone)" and "The Great Pretender". But, as evidenced by this week's record, Ram was involved with vocal groups as far back as 1939!

Above Right: Vocalion 5172 Label. The Quintones were a "mixed" group (female and male members). Per George Moonoogian's article (in Echoes Of The Past, Summer 1994), The Quintones had [at least] four other releases on Vocalion (1939-40). "Fool That I Am" (a different song than the Ravens' release of the same name) is the only ballad of the ten known sides. The flip is "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street".


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"Fool That I Am" - Quintones - Vocalion 5172 - 1939
"When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" - Quintones - Vocalion 5172 - 1939
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"Fool That I Am" - Quintones - Vocalion 5172 - 1939 (file size=460KB)
"When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" - Quintones - Vocalion 5172 - 1939 (file size=363KB)

Okeh Label
[Above label image provided by Andrew Bohan.]

Vocalion changed its name to Okeh in July 1940.


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