Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#540 (Week of 10/13/07 - 10/19/07)

"I'm Gonna Turn Off The Teardrops"/"The Sweetest Dream"
by The Ink Spots
on Decca 18755 A/B
released in 1946


[Above newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]

Above: An old 1945 photo of The Ink Spots was used for this September 1946 Cleveland Newspaper Clipping. Pictured are (Back L-R) Cliff Givens, Billy Bowen, Bernie Mackey, and (Front) Bill Kenny. This same photo was used to announce The Ink Spots' April 12, 1945 appearance at the RKO Palace in Cleveland. The next picture below shows the actual Ink Spots line-up for their September 1946 engagement.


BROOKE TAYLOR INTERVIEWS INK SPOTS

[This newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Newspaper clipping from September 28, 1946: The Ink Spots, popular singing stars of stage, screen, radio and records were featured in a personal interview with Brooke Taylor on Last Sunday's BABS Revue, WJW at 1:00 p.m. The Ink Spots are currently appearing on the stage at the Palace Theatre.

Photo (L-R): Billy Bowen, Bill Kenny, Brooke Taylor, Herb Kenny, and Charlie Fuqua.
(Brooke is holding an Ink Spots 78-rpm record)



Above: Label image for Decca 18755 A recorded on 10/2/45. This side has never been released on 45-rpm, LP, or CD. The flip was recorded one day later (Bill Kenny shares composer credit). The line-up for both sides is Bill Kenny (lead tenor), Billy Bowen (2nd tenor), Herb Kenny (bass), and Huey Long (baritone and guitarist).

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

[Above newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
     I'm Gonna Turn Off The Teardrops -
     Decca 18755 A - 1946
     The Sweetest Dream - Decca 18755 B - 1946
 
     BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
     I'm Gonna Turn Off The Teardrops -
     Decca 18755 A - 1946
     The Sweetest Dream - Decca 18755 B - 1946
 
  C. Stream/Download** Media Player...
 
     I'm Gonna Turn Off The Teardrops -
     Decca 18755 A - 1946
     The Sweetest Dream - Decca 18755 B - 1946
 

     [**To download Media file, right-click on link under C and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."]

FOR MORE INK SPOTS, PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
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THE INK SPOTS WEB SITE

THE INK SPOTS (ORIGINAL GROUP)


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