Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#581 (Week of 9/6/08 - 9/12/08)

SPOTLIGHT ON DUETS - PART ONE

"Guess I'm Thru With Love"/"Oh Gee - Oo - Wee"
by Charlie And Ray
on Herald 461
released in 1955


Above: Charlie And Ray

Trade Magazine Article (January 1955):
Tho biz has been on the slow side for the past several months, Herald's Al Silver notes that things are beginning to look up somewhat. Al has been insisting from the release date that his "I Love You Madly" with Charlie and Ray would be a hit. New York, usually not the city to break a record, has begun to order and re-order in large quantities. Al also reveals the diskery has outgrown its old quarters and will be moving to the old CBS building at 1687 Broadway after the first of the year. Messrs. Silver, Angel and Braverman will have a much larger layout, including a soundproof rehearsal hall....

Down Beat Editors Give R&B Awards
NEW YORK, June 4, 1955 ó The editors of Down Beat magazine, in recognition of "the tremendous impact the Rhythm and Blues field has made on popular music" in the last year, have instituted an annual series of awards to recognize deserving record artists...
The following comprise the winners for 1955: Top Male PersonalityóJoe Turner; Top Female PersonalityóLavern Baker; Best Male VocalistóRoy Hamilton; Best Female VocalistóRuth Brown; Best Singing GroupóThe Charms; Best Instrumental GroupóFats Domino; Most Promising Male NewcomersóCharlie & Ray; Most Promising Female NewcomeróDakota Staton.

Click HERE for an article about Charlie And Ray by J.C. Marion. (Will open in a separate window)



[Above image provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: 1955 clipping from Cleveland Call And Post.


[Above image provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: 1956 clipping from Cleveland Call And Post.

Above: Label image for Herald 461. Charles Jones is composer on both sides of this record, as well as many of their other sides. Their biggest hits were "I Love You Madly" (1954) and "Dearest One" (1955), both on Herald. They later had at least one release on the Josie label.

Listen to this week's selections by Charlie And Ray on Herald 461 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Charlie And Ray)

      

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       Guess I'm Thru With Love
       Oh Gee - Oo - Wee
 
       BOTH SONGS played in sequence

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       Guess I'm Thru With Love
       Oh Gee - Oo - Wee
 
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       Guess I'm Thru With Love
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