Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/1/05 - 1/7/05)


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

"I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)"
by Lionel Hampton And His Hamptonians
on Decca 23879 A
released in 1947


Above: Photos of Lionel Hampton. The Hamptonians, his vocal/instrumental group, was soon to become The Hamp-Tones.

Click HERE to view an article about Lionel Hampton at the Parabrisas web site.



Above: Label for Decca 23879 A released in 1947. Contrary to that shown on the label, the song was composed by William "Pat" Best. Audio for this and two other versions is provided below. All three versions have "(But Only By You)" on the label, but the actual words sung on all three is "But By Only You".

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

A) Click on an option below to listen to three versions of I Want To Be Loved using Streaming RealAudio.

*** Lionel Hampton And His Hamptonians - Decca 23879 A - 1947
*** Golden Arrow Quartet - Continental 6048 - 1947
*** Savannah Churchill And Sentimentalists - Manor 1046-B - 1946
*** "ALL THREE SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to three versions of I Want To Be Loved using Downloading RealAudio.

*** Lionel Hampton And His Hamptonians - Decca 23879 A - 1947 (file size=492KB)
*** Golden Arrow Quartet - Continental 6048 - 1947 (file size=379KB)
*** Savannah Churchill And Sentimentalists - Manor 1046-B - 1946 (file size=433KB)


Back


This site is non-commercial. All information displayed is provided to further the general public's knowledge of RnB vocal group harmony.