Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#564 (Week of 4/19/08 - 4/25/08)

THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

"Those Magic Words"/
"I Wonder What It Takes To Make Me Happy"
by Ann Nichols And The Bluebirds
on Sittin' in with 561
released in 1950

"Lover I'm Waiting For You"/
"I'm Sixteen Years"
by Ann Nichols And The Sentimentals
on Tuxedo 926
released in 1958


Above: 1950 photo signed by Ann Nichols.

Inscription on photo: "To Ed - It's been real pleasant here at the Towne - See you real soon! Sincerely, Ann Nichols 11/16/50" (This refers to Eddie Ehrhardt, proprietor of the Towne Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The Towne at that time featured both stripper and singing acts.)


     

Above Left: Label image for Sittin' in with 561. The flip side song title "I Wonder What It Takes To Make Me Happy," as shown on the label, is not sung on the record. Ann Nichols And The Bluebirds had one other release on Sittin' in with (earlier in 1950).

Above Right: Label image for Tuxedo 926. The Sentimentals backed James Carter on one Tuxedo release prior to teaming with Ann. The Sentimentals also had several releases on the Mint label (1957-59), a subsidiary of Tuxedo.

Trade Magazine (August 1958): "Chris Forde, Tuxedo Records, announced the signing of cutie Ann Nichols to a recording contract. Session is being cut this week with immediate release planned..."

Chris Forde also owned Big Nickel Records (1950).

Listen to this week's selections by Ann Nichols And The (1)Bluebirds, (2)Sentimentals:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

  A. Stream RealAudio...
 
       (1) Those Magic Words - Sittin' in with 561 - 1950
       (1) I Wonder What It Takes To Make Me Happy - Sittin' in with 561 - 1950
       (2) Lover I'm Waiting For You - Tuxedo 926 - 1958
       (2) I'm Sixteen Years - Tuxedo 926 - 1958
 
       ALL FOUR SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
 
       (1) Those Magic Words - Sittin' in with 561 - 1950
       (1) I Wonder What It Takes To Make Me Happy - Sittin' in with 561 - 1950
       (2) Lover I'm Waiting For You - Tuxedo 926 - 1958
       (2) I'm Sixteen Years - Tuxedo 926 - 1958
 
  C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
       (1) Those Magic Words - Sittin' in with 561 - 1950
       (1) I Wonder What It Takes To Make Me Happy - Sittin' in with 561 - 1950
       (2) Lover I'm Waiting For You - Tuxedo 926 - 1958
       (2) I'm Sixteen Years - Tuxedo 926 - 1958
 
     [To download audio files, right-click on link
     and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."]



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