Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/4/06 - 11/10/06)

"My Last Hour"/
"Monday Morning Blues"
by Lil Greenwood [And Little Willie (on flip only)]
And The Four Jacks
on Federal 12082-A/AA
released in 1952


Above: Photo of Lil Greenwood from 1950, who, at that time, was vocalist in the Roy Milton band. This resulted in several releases on Modern (1950-51) and one on Specialty (1952) under the name of "Lillie Greenwood." She moved to Federal in 1952.

Lil's backup vocal group on this week's featured record, The Four Jacks, consisted of Ellison White (bass), Bowling Mansfield (1st tenor), Buell Thomas (2nd tenor), and George Comfort (baritone).



Above: Label image for Federal 12082-A recorded on 4/25/52 and released in June 1952. Little Willie Littlefield joins in on the fun on the flip offering. Lil Greenwood recorded two records with The Four Jacks, and another with The Lamplighters, on the Federal label (1952-53). The Four Jacks also backed up Shirley Haven and Cora Williams on Federal (1952).

Billboard Clipping (July 1952): Ralph Bass at Federal has cut his first two sides with Little Willie Littlefield and Lil Greenwood and is banking on their duet "Monday Morning Blues" to do great things for the two artists.

(NOTE: Thanks to Ferdie Gonzalez for most of the recording and release dates used at this web site.)

Listen to this week's selection by the Lil Greenwood [And Little Willie (on flip only)] And The Four Jacks: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
 

A) Click on the option below to listen using Streaming RealAudio.
 
     My Last Hour - Federal 12082-A - 1952
     Monday Morning Blues - Federal 12082-AA - 1952
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

B) Click on the option below to listen using Downloading RealAudio.
 
     My Last Hour - Federal 12082-A - 1952
     (file size=422KB)
     Monday Morning Blues - Federal 12082-AA - 1952
     (file=406KB)



[Clipping at left, from February 2, 1952, provided by Richard Koloda.]






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