Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#576 (Week of 8/2/08 - 8/8/08)

SHENANIGANS AND HOOSEGOWS - PART TWO

"The Big Break"
by Richard Berry
[With The Crowns]
Flair 1055
released in 1954

"Framed"
by The Robins
Spark 107
released in 1954


"I Gotta New Car"
by Big Boy Groves
[With The Robins]
Spark 114
released in 1955

      



      
Above: Photo of Richard Berry; Label images for Flair 1055, Spark 107 and Spark 114 released in October 1954, September 1954 and April 1955, respectively. Richard Berry had previously filled in for The Robins to sing lead on their "Riot In Cell Block #9," released in May 1954. The Robins' regular bass singer, Bobby Nunn, sings lead on "Framed." Ervin "Big Boy" Groves wouldn't have complained about spending his money on gas if he could have seen into the future!

Trade Magazine (September 1954):
The Robins have been signed by Universal-International pictures to make a film short. They are the first r.&b. attraction to be signed by a major movie studio. Boys are noted for their popular prison songs, such as "Ten Days in Jail," "Riot in Cell Block #9" and now "Framed," which has just been released on the Spark label....

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

      

  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
       The Big Break - Richard Berry (With The Crowns) - Flair 1055 - 1954
       Framed - The Robins - Spark 107 - 1954
       I Gotta New Car - Big Boy Groves (With The Robins) - Spark 114 - 1955
 
       ALL THREE SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
       The Big Break - Richard Berry (With The Crowns) - Flair 1055 - 1954
       Framed - The Robins - Spark 107 - 1954
       I Gotta New Car - Big Boy Groves (With The Robins) - Spark 114 - 1955
 
  C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
       The Big Break - Richard Berry (With The Crowns) - Flair 1055 - 1954
       Framed - The Robins - Spark 107 - 1954
       I Gotta New Car - Big Boy Groves (With The Robins) - Spark 114 - 1955
 

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