Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#600 (Week of 1/17/09 - 1/23/09)


THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

"Maybe Some Rainy Day"/"Be Fair With Me"
by Bixie Crawford (And Buddy Banks Sextet)
on King 4309-A/B
released in 1949


Above: Photo of Bixie Crawford. Bixie was born in Oklahoma City in 1923. After her short stay with Buddy Banks in 1949, she became vocalist for the new Count Basie Band in 1952. She was fired when Basie's wife discovered her making advances toward the Count!


Above: Photos of Buddy Banks and the Buddy Banks Sextet.


Above: Label image of King 4309-A. The composer, William "Frosty" Pyles, was the guitar player in Buddy Banks' Sextet. This was Bixie's only release on Cincinnati's King label. She also had releases on United in 1953 and C-Note in 1956.

Listen to this week's selections by Bixie Crawford (And Buddy Banks Sextet) on King 4309-A/B from 1949: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

      A. Stream RealAudio...
 
           Maybe Some Rainy Day
           Be Fair With Me
 
           BOTH played in sequence

      B. Download RealAudio...
 
           Maybe Some Rainy Day
           Be Fair With Me
 
      C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
           Maybe Some Rainy Day
           Be Fair With Me


    [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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