Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/25/06 - 3/3/06)


"I'll Live Again"/
"Two Loves Have I"
by The Diamonds
on Atlantic 1003
released in 1953

"I'm So Lonely"/
"Got The Water Boiling"
by The Regals
on Atlantic 1062
released in 1955


[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Photo of The Regals. (L-R) Harold "Sonny" Wright, Jerry Holeman (also known as Jerry Rodriguez), Albert "Diz" Russell, Aaron "Tex" Cornelius, and Billy Adams. Sonny Wright was a member of The Regals, but never recorded with them. He had been lead singer of The Diamonds on Atlantic (1952-53) and would later become the lead of The Metronomes on Cadence (1957).

Click HERE for an article about The Regals by Marv Goldberg.



The Diamonds
Above: Photo of The Diamonds, who consisted of Harold "Sonny" Wright, Daniel Stevens, Myles Hardy and Ernest Ward.


Above Left: Label image for Atlantic 1003 recorded on October 29, 1952. This is the second of three releases on Atlantic (1952-53). Sonny Wright is lead on both sides.

Above Right: Label image for Atlantic 1062 recorded on February 14, 1955. Billy Adams sings lead on this side and Diz Russell on the flip. This was their only release on Atlantic. They had one release for Aladdin (1954). They backed Sonny Til as The Orioles for one release on Jubilee (1956) and three releases on Vee-Jay (1956-57).

NOTE: Flip side 45-rpm label images are shown below.

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

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

I'll Live Again - The Diamonds - Atlantic 1003 - 1953
Two Loves Have I - The Diamonds - Atlantic 1003 - 1953
I'm So Lonely - The Regals - Atlantic 1062 - 1955
Got The Water Boiling - The Regals - Atlantic 1062 - 1955
"ALL FOUR SONGS" played in sequence

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

I'll Live Again - The Diamonds - Atlantic 1003 - 1953 (file size=444KB)
Two Loves Have I - The Diamonds - Atlantic 1003 - 1953 (file size=481KB)
I'm So Lonely - The Regals - Atlantic 1062 - 1955 (file size=460KB)
Got The Water Boiling - The Regals - Atlantic 1062 - 1955 (file size=401KB)



[Above 45-rpm label images provided by Pete Grendysa.]


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