Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 9/21/02 - 9/27/02)


"It Had To Be You"
by The Lunceford Quartet (Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra)
on Decca 18504 A
released 1942

Photo of The Lunceford Quartet Photo of The Lunceford Quartet
[The above photos provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photos of The Lunceford Quartet performing (left) and during a rehearsal (right). The vocal group, who were also instrumentalists in Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra, consisted of Gerald Wilson, Willie Smith, Joe Thomas and Trummie Young. Lunceford is at far right in the left photo. Young is second from the left in the right photo.


Decca Label-Lunceford Quartet-1942
Above: Label image for Decca 18504 released in October 1942. The flip has vocal by Joe Thomas (without vocal group backing).

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Photo of Jimmie Lunceford Photo of Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra
[The above photos provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Jimmie Lunceford (left) and with his orchestra (right). Both are "Exclusive Decca Recording Artists, Personal Direction Harold F. Oxley, 17 East 49th Street New York City".

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