Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 10/15/05 - 10/21/05)


"My Greatest Sin"
by The Normanaires
on M-G-M 11622
released in 1953

From the New York Age newspaper dated 11/28/53:

NOTE: Doryce Browne (also known as Doryce Brown and Dorice Brown) is very likely the "Doris Browne" who recorded for the Gotham label. The vocal group backing Doris on at least some of the sides on Gotham is possibly The Normanaires. Malcolm Williams was also known as "Malcolm Dodds."




Above Left: M-G-M 11622 released in November 1953.

Above Right: Fred Norman... Orchestra leader, arranger, trombonist, and namesake of The Normanaires. He was a member of Claude Hopkins Orchestra in the 1940's.



Above Left: Sheet music showing The Normanaires. The picture shows the original group. The group on the Air Check records possibly included Terry Merritt (female lead), Herb George (tenor), George Fisher (bass), and/or Joe Lewis (baritone).

Above Right: This Air Check AC 1000 78-rpm contains six songs total, all by The Normanaires or members thereof. At least two other Air Check records contain Normanaires cuts. The Normanaires provided backup for Herb George (including a full version "Anytime" song) and Gwen Davies for two releases each on NYC's Top Ten Label. And they backed up Terry Merritt for two records, on Top Ten (1952) and Seger (1952). They also had two releases on the Imperial Crown label (1952).
Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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

My Greatest Sin - M-G-M 11622 - 1953
Anytime - Air Check AC 1000 B - ca 1952
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

My Greatest Sin - M-G-M 11622 - 1953 (file size=471KB)
Anytime - Air Check AC 1000 B - ca 1952 (file size=185KB)


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(The Normanaires from NY Age, April 1953)


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