Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/23/02 - 11/29/02)


"I'm Falling For You"
by The Scamps
on Modern Music 521
released in 1947

"With All My Heart"
by The Five Scamps
on Columbia 30158
released in 1949

Above: Photo of The Five Scamps, a self-contained vocal/instrumental unit, who originated in Kansas City.

FROM KATHY PITTMAN GASPARD (2/17/03): In above photo, Arthur Jackson is in middle and Rudy Massingale is at bottom. They both are still performimg as members of The Scamps. Arthur plays sax and just celebrated his 83rd birthday. Rudy started as sax player for the group and is now the keyboard player.
Thanks, Kath!

Members in 1947 were Earl Robinson, Torrence Griffin, James Whitcomb, Rudy Massingale, and Wyatt Griffin. Arthur Jackson joined the group in 1954.



Above: Label images for (Left) Modern Music 521 released May 1947, (Right) Columbia 30158 released April 1949. Earl Robinson is the lead on both of these (along with James Whitcomb on the Columbia side). They were The Scamps on Modern and The Five Scamps on Columbia.

Listen to this week's selections:

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"I'm Falling For You" - The Scamps - Modern Music 521 - 1947
"With All My Heart" - The Five Scamps - Columbia 30158 - 1949
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"I'm Falling For You" - The Scamps - Modern Music 521 - 1947 (file size=411KB)
"With All My Heart" - The Five Scamps - Columbia 30158 - 1949 (file size=444KB)


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