Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 3/24/07 - 3/30/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE MANOR LABEL - PART ONE

"Meet Me At No Special Place
(And I'll Be There At No Particular Time)"
by The Five Kings
on Manor 1062-A
released in 1947

"The End Of My Journey"
by The Coleman Brothers
on Manor 100 A
released in 1946


Above: Manor Record Company clipping from 1945-1946 Billboard Music Year Book. (Top Left) Savannah Churchill, (Top Right) Luis Russell, (Bottom Left) The Brown Dots. The Manor Record Company was owned by Irving Berman. Its name was changed to Arco (American Record Company) in 1949.


Above: Label images for Manor 1062-A and Manor 100 A. Note that "Clark Record Co., Newark, N.J." appeared on the very early releases. This same caption also appears on some Stinson Records labels.

The Five Kings backed Savannah Churchill on two of her Manor releases. Danny Owens, who was a member of The Coleman Brothers, later joined The Sentimentalists/Four Tunes for their Manor releases. "The End Of My Journey" is the same song as The Four Knights' "He'll Understand And Say Well Done".

Listen to this week's selections on the Manor Label: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
 
  A) Click on the option below for Streaming RealAudio
 
     Meet Me At No Special Place - The Five Kings -
     Manor 1062-A - 1947
 
     The End Of My Journey - The Coleman Brothers -
     Manor 100 A - 1946
 
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B) Click on the option below to Download RealAudio
 
     Meet Me At No Special Place - The Five Kings -
     Manor 1062-A - 1947
 
     The End Of My Journey - The Coleman Brothers -
     Manor 100 A - 1946

[Above: The Coleman Brothers in 1946; (Top) Wallace, Melvin, Danny Owens, (Bottom) Lander, Everette, Russell]


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