Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#639 (Week of 11/7/09 - 11/13/09)

THIS WEEK'S SELECTION PROVIDED BY DAVE SAVIET

"Keep Smilin' (Keep Laughin', Be Happy)"
by John Kirby And Orchestra
Vocal by Russell Procope, Buster Bailey And Charlie Shavers
on Victor 27890-A
released in 1942


Above: Still shot of John Kirby (playing bass fiddle) from the 1947 movie "Sepia Cinderella." Also in this picture (as the John Kirby Sextet) are Charlie Shavers (trumpet), Sid Catlett (drums), Russell Procope (Saxophone), Buster Bailey (clarinet), and Billy Kyle (piano).

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Above: Another still shot from "Sepia Cinderella."


Above: Label image of Victor 27890-A recorded on 2/11/42. As shown on the label, the vocal harmony is by Russell Procope, Buster Bailey and Charlie Shavers. John Kirby And Orchestra had five other releases on the Victor label (1941-42). "Keep Smiling" was also done in soundie format by The Ginger Snaps.

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