Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#547 (Week of 12/22/07 - 12/28/07)

"Mr. Santa's Boogie"/"Who'll Be The Fool From Now On"
by The Marshall Brothers
on Savoy 825-A/B
released in 1951


Above: Photo of The Marshall Brothers. (Top) Maithe Marshall (lead tenor), (Bottom L-R) Phil Shaw (tenor), Willis Saunders (baritone), and Raymond Johnson (bass). The group's name was derived from their great tenor lead singer, Maithe, who was previously with The Ravens. Raymond later moved on to replace Bill Brown in the Dominoes. Willis went on to form the Embers and record the spine tingling "Paradise Hill".

Trade Magazine (October 1951): "Lee Magid has signed Maithe Marshall, former lead singer of the Ravens, to an exclusive contract and will form a new group called the Marshall Brothers. Group will wax for Savoy. Marshall at this moment is working as a single at the Apollo Bar, Harlem."

[NOTE: Magid was an A&R man for Savoy Records who also garnered credit for composing the "A" side of this week's record.]



Above: Savoy 825 was recorded on November 28, 1951 and released in December 1951. The Marshall Brothers' entire output was recorded in one day resulting in six released sides, including two backing influential New Jersey Disc Jockey William Cook.

Note that "Mr. Santa..." is the "A" side, but the above December 1951 clipping tops the flip side.

Listen to this week's selections by The Marshall Brothers: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Maithe Marshall)

  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
    Mr. Santa's Boogie - Savoy 825-A - 1951
    Who'll Be The Fool From Now On - Savoy 825-B - 1951
 
    BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
    Mr. Santa's Boogie - Savoy 825-A - 1951
    Who'll Be The Fool From Now On - Savoy 825-B - 1951
 
  C. Stream/Download** Media Player...
 
    Mr. Santa's Boogie - Savoy 825-A - 1951
    Who'll Be The Fool From Now On - Savoy 825-B - 1951
 

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


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