Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#562 (Week of 4/5/08 - 4/11/08)

"This Is The Boogie The Woogie The Boogie"/
"I'm Lonesome"
by The Three Bits Of Rhythm
on Decca 8572
released in 1941


Above: Photo of The Three Bits Of Rhythm. They consisted of Theodore "Fate" Rudolph (bass and vibes), Bruce Williams (electric hawaiian and steel guitars and bass), and Solomon Laugenour (electric guitar).

Click HERE for a short article about The Bits Of Rhythm by J.C. Marion.
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Above: Label image for Decca 8572 B, both sides recorded on 3-13-41. The actual lyrics are "This is the boogie, the boogie, the woogie," a different sequence than the title shown on the label. The Three Bits Of Rhythm had two releases on Decca (1941), two on Modern Music (1946), and two more on Modern (1947). Their 1946 release of "That's The Boogie," while similar, is not the same song.

Decca's "Sepia" 8000 series existed from 1940 to 1945. There was also an overlapping "Race" 7000 series from 1934 to 1942. And, later on, the "R&B" 48000 series starting in 1946 and extending into the 1950's.

Listen to this week's selections by The Three Bits Of Rhythm on Decca 8572 (1941):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
[Above: The Three Bits Of Rhythm)
         A. Stream RealAudio...
 
       1. This Is The Boogie The Woogie The Boogie
       2. I'm Lonesome
 
       BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
       1. This Is The Boogie The Woogie The Boogie
       2. I'm Lonesome
 
  C. Stream/Download** Media Player...
 
       1. This Is The Boogie The Woogie The Boogie
       2. I'm Lonesome
 

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


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