Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#561 (Week of 3/29/08 - 4/4/08)

"I Don't Mind Being All Alone"/"You Know I Love you, Baby"
by The Colemans
on Regal 3297
released in 1950


Above Left: Lander Coleman from 1946. His singing brothers were Wallace, Melvin, Everette, and Russell. Not sure just who, other than Lander, made up The Colemans on Regal.

Above Right: Lander Coleman as a special guest at UGHA Hall of Fame ceremonies in 1998. He is singing his own composition "Milky White Way."

Click HERE to view an article about The Coleman Brothers by J.C. Marion.
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Above: Label image for Regal 3297. The Colemans, more well known as The Coleman Brothers, also had releases on Decca (1944-47), Manor (1945-47), and Coleman (1948-49). All of their releases, other than Regal, were spiritual selections.

Trade Magazine (August 1950):
Regal Pacts Coleman Bros.
LINDEN, N.J., Aug. 12óRegal Records, this city, has inked the Coleman Brothers to a long-term contract. Signing was announced by diskery exec Fred Mendelsohn here this week.
Group, which comes to the diskery under the guidance of Howard Biggs, will reportedly be given an intensive promotional push. Biggs, who stated that the unit was "the most versatile I've heard in a long time," has been instrumental in the success of the Ravens vocal group on the National label.
The Colemans are slated to cut sides both as featured artists and as vocal background for other artists in the Regal stable. Their premier wax, "Goodnight, Irene" with the Paul Gayten ork, has already made a dent on some r.&b. territorial charts, and threatens to break out big any day now.

Listen to this week's selections by The Colemans:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
[Above: Howard Biggs early 1953)
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