Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/6/07 - 1/12/07)

THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY DAVE SAVIET

"Hearts Of Stone"
by The Jewels
on R and B 1301-B
released in 1954

"A Fool In Paradise"
by The Jewels
on R and B 1303B
released in 1954


Above: A mid-1954 photo of The Jewels. (L-R at microphones) Rudy Jackson (tenor), James Brown (bass), Johnny Torrence (tenor), and Dee Hawkins (tenor). After this photo and before recording "Hearts Of Stone", a fifth member, Vernon Knight (baritone), was added to the group.

Click HERE for an article about The Jewels by Marv Goldberg. (Will open in a separate window)



Above: Label images for R and B 1301-B released in September 1954 and R and B 1303B released in October 1954. Note that these were the "B" sides! A 1954 ad for #1303 (see below) mentions only the "A" side. Rudy Jackson sings lead on all four sides of these two records.

Listen to this week's selections by The Jewels: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
 

  A) Click on the option below for Streaming RealAudio
 
     Hearts Of Stone - R and B 1301-B - 1954
 
     A Fool In Paradise - R and B 1303B - 1954
 
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B) Click on the option below to Download RealAudio
 
     Hearts Of Stone - R and B 1301-B - 1954 (406KB)
 
     A Fool In Paradise - R and B 1303B - 1954 (330KB)






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