Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#616 (Week of 5/9/09 - 5/15/09)


CELEBRATING THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY
OF "RECORD OF THE WEEK"
(5/10/97 - 5/10/09)

"It All Depends On You"/"I've Got A Notion"
by The Harptones
on Paradise 103
released in 1955


[Above photo courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: 1953 photo of The Harptones (L-R) Billy Brown (bass), William "Dicey" Galloway (baritone), Claudie "Nicky" Clark (tenor), William Dempsey James (tenor), Willie Winfield (tenor), and (Bottom) Raoul Cita (pianist, composer, arranger). The 1955 lineup on Paradise 103 had Bernard "Jimmy" Beckum (see photo below) in place of Galloway.

THE HARPTONES WERE INDUCTED INTO THE UGHA HALL OF FAME IN 1991!

Click HERE for an article about The Harptones by Marv Goldberg.
Click HERE for an article about The Harptones by J.C. Marion.
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Above Left: Label image of Paradise 103 recorded in June 1955 (flip side recorded in August 1955). Willie Winfield sings lead on this side, while Jimmy Beckum does the honor on the flip. This is the second of two releases by The Harptones on the Paradise label (1955), a subsidiary of Old Town Records. This side was also issued with the title "My Success (It All Depends On You)" (see 45-rpm label below left). Note that this 78-rpm's labels have the "A" and "B" sides incorrectly reversed.

The Harptones also recorded for the Bruce (1953-54), Andrea (1956), and Rama (1956) labels, as well as many later labels.

Above Right: Jimmy Beckum.

Listen to this week's selections by The Harptones on Paradise 103 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
Above: Paradise 103 45-rpm Label

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          It All Depends On You
          I've Got A Notion
 
          ALL THREE played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          It All Depends On You
          I've Got A Notion
 
     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          It All Depends On You
          I've Got A Notion

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


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