Previous Single Artist Record Of The Week
From The Collection Of Paul Ressler

(Biweekly 7/24/04 - 8/6/04)


"I Ain't Gonna Tell"/"(That's The Way) My Mind Is Working"
by Varetta Dillard
on Savoy 1118-A/B
released in 1953


Photo Of Varetta Dillard

Above: Photo of Varetta Dillard and band members dated 1951. Inscription reads "To Ruth: A friend in need is a friend indeed".

Click HERE for an article about Varetta Dillard by J.C. Marion.



Savoy Label-(That's The Way) My Mind Is Working-1953

Above: Label image of Savoy 1118-B. On both sides of this record, Varetta sounds much like Ruth Brown, who was a big r&b star at the time. It is the follow-up record to Varetta's hit "Mercy Mr. Percy".

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Click on an option below to listen to Varetta Dillard using Streaming RealAudio.

"I Ain't Gonna Tell" - Savoy 1118-A - 1953
"(That's The Way) My Mind Is Working" - Savoy 1118-B - 1953
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"I Ain't Gonna Tell" - Savoy 1118-A - 1953 (file size=320KB)
"(That's The Way) My Mind Is Working" - Savoy 1118-B - 1953 (file size=347KB)


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