Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#628 (Week of 8/22/09 - 8/28/09)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE LARKS - PART ONE

THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY ANDREW BOHAN

"In The Upper Room Part I"/"In The Upper Room Part II"
by Mahalia Jackson (And The Larks)
on Apollo 262
released in 1952


Above: Mahalia Jackson and The Larks who were (L-R) Raymond Barnes (tenor), Gene Mumford (tenor), Thurman Ruth (baritone), Allen Bunn (baritone, tenor), and David McNeil (bass).

Click HERE for an article about The Larks by Marv Goldberg.
Click HERE for an article about The Larks by J.C. Marion.
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Above: Label image of Apollo 262 recorded in May 1952 and released in June 1952. This was from the last Apollo recording session for this classic Larks group of Mumford, Ruth, Bunn, Barnes, and McNeil. Gene Mumford did form a new "Larks" group in 1953 that recorded for Apollo's subsidiary label, Lloyds.

Listen to this week's selections by Mahalia Jackson (And The Larks) on Apollo 262 from 1952:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          In The Upper Room Part I
          In The Upper Room Part II
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          In The Upper Room Part I
          In The Upper Room Part II
 

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          In The Upper Room Part I
          In The Upper Room Part II

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


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