Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 5/17/03 - 5/23/03)


"I'm Gettin' Mighty Lonesome For You"/
"When I Come Back Crying"
by Ella Fitzgerald And Her Four Keys
on Decca 4315
released in 1942

"Stairway To The Stars"/
"If I Ever Get My Feet In Indiana"
by The Keys
on Melody 1051/1050
released in 1947



Photo Of The Four Keys
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Four Keys. They were also known as The Keys, Furness Men, and Furness Brothers.

The Four Keys on Decca consisted of Bill Furness, vocals/piano; Ernie Hatfield, drums; Slim Furness, vocals/guitar; and Peck Furness, vocals/bass.

Slim Furness was a member of The Three Keys in the 1930's, along with "Bon Bon" Tunnell and Bob Pease.



Decca Label-I'm Gettin' Mighty Lonesome For You-1942 Melody Label-Stairway To The Stars-1947
[The above records provided by George Moonoogian.]
Above: Label images for (Left) Decca 4315 released in April 1942 and (Right) Melody 1051 released in March 1947. Note the composer credit shown on the Decca label is Buck Ram, who managed The Platters and The Penguins in the 1950's. This was the first of four releases on Decca by Ella And Her Four Keys. The flip side Melody label categorizes "...Indiana" as a "Shuffle Novelty".

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to Ella Fitzgerald And Her Four Keys on Decca and The Keys on Melody using Streaming RealAudio.

"I'm Gettin' Mighty Lonesome For You" - Decca 4315 A - 1942
"When I Come Back Crying" - Decca 4315 B - 1942
"Stairway To The Stars" - Melody 1051 - 1947
"If I Ever Get My Feet In Indiana" - Melody 1050 - 1947
"ALL FOUR SONGS" played in sequence

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

"I'm Gettin' Mighty Lonesome For You" - Decca 4315 A - 1942 (file size=411KB)
"When I Come Back Crying" - Decca 4315 B - 1942 (file size=438KB)
"Stairway To The Stars" - Melody 1051 - 1947 (file size=438KB)
"If I Ever Get My Feet In Indiana" - Melody 1050 - 1947 (file size=395KB)


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