Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#532 (Week of 8/18/07 - 8/24/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON CLAUDE HOPKINS

"Low Gravy"
by Claude Hopkins Quartet
Vocal by Rena Collins
on Rainbow 10035B
released in 1947

(Including Video From 1933 Short - Scroll Down Near Bottom Of Page)

Above: Clip from the 1933 movie short "Barber Shop Blues". Claude Hopkins is at left directing the orchestra.

Click HERE for an article about Claude Hopkins at the SOLID! web site. (Will open in a separate window)



Above: Label image for Rainbow 10035B. This pairing of Hopkins and Collins had at least one other release together (Rainbow 10036).

Listen to this week's selections by Claude Hopkins Quartet (Vocal by Rena Collins):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
     Low Gravy - Rainbow 10035B - 1947

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
     Low Gravy - Rainbow 10035B - 1947
 
  C. Stream/Download** Media Player...
 
     Low Gravy - Rainbow 10035B - 1947
 

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



Video For Your Viewing Pleasure!
 
CLIP FROM VITAPHONE RELEASE #1551 "BARBER SHOP BLUES" - 1933

Featuring Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra .... Claude is at the piano (bottom left).
 

MPEG VIDEO    Stream/Download**
**To download, right-click and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."
(NOTE: Need a high speed connection for streaming... File size is 20MB)

Back


This site is non-commercial. All information displayed is provided to further the general public's knowledge of RnB vocal group harmony.