Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#556 (Week of 2/23/08 - 2/29/08)

"I'm So Crazy For Love"/"With All My Love"
by The Cap-Tans
on Dot 15114 (Dot 1009-A/1018-A)
released in 1953 (1950)


[Above image courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: Photo of The Cap-Tans from 1950, (Top L-R) Floyd Bennett (first tenor), Sherman Buckner (lead tenor), (Bottom L-R) Alfred Slaughter (second tenor), Harmon Bethea (bass), Lester Fountain (baritone, guitar).

Click HERE to view an article about The Cap-Tans by Marv Goldberg.
Click HERE to view an article about The Cap-Tans by J.C. Marion.
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[Above clipping courtesy of Galen Gart.]
Above: Dot Records clipping from September 1950.

Trade Magazine (October 1950): Dot Records' "I'm So Crazy for Love" by the Cap-Tans and "Street Walking Daddy" by Margie Day making noise in the jazz and blues spots, with Randy Wood [Dot Records owner] of Gallatin, Tenn. reporting sales in excess of 15,000 per week....


Above: Label image for Dot 15114. This is a reissue of the "A" sides of Dot 1009 and 1018 (both released in 1950). "I'm So Crazy For Love", composed by The Cap-Tans' baritone and guitarist, was "covered" by The Ravens for Columbia, The Blenders for Decca, Billy Ekstine and The Quartones for M-G-M, Paul Gayton for Regal, and Lonnie Johnson for King, all in 1950.

From Götz Alsmann: The Five Keys recorded their own version of The Cap-Tans' "With All My Love" for Capitol in 1957 and released it a year later.

The Cap-Tans also had two releases (backing Paul Chapman) on D.C. (1948-49), two releases on Gotham (1950-51), and one release on Coral (1951).

Listen to this week's selections by The Cap-Tans: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
       I'm So Crazy For Love - Dot 15114 - 1953 (Originally Dot 1009-A - 1950)
       With All My Love - Dot 15114 - 1953 (Originally Dot 1018-A - 1950)
 
       BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
       I'm So Crazy For Love - Dot 15114 - 1953 (Originally Dot 1009-A - 1950)
       With All My Love - Dot 15114 - 1953 (Originally Dot 1018-A - 1950)
 
  C. Stream/Download** Media Player...
 
       I'm So Crazy For Love - Dot 15114 - 1953 (Originally Dot 1009-A - 1950)
       With All My Love - Dot 15114 - 1953 (Originally Dot 1018-A - 1950)
 
       [**To download Media file, right-click on link under C and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."]


(Above: Original release label design - flip sides)

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