Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#630 (Week of 9/5/09 - 9/11/09)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE BROWN DOTS - PART ONE OF THREE
(presented intermittently over the next two months)

"Let's Give Love Another Chance"
by Deek Watson And His Brown Dots
on Manor 1005 A
released in 1945

"You're Heaven Sent"
by Deek Watson And His Brown Dots
on Manor 1009 A
released in 1945


Above: Deek Watson And His Brown Dots who were (Top L-R) Jimmy Gordon (bass), Pat Best (baritone, guitar), Joe King (tenor), and (Bottom) Deek Watson (tenor). This was the line-up for the group's first two records (Manor 1005 and 1009).

Click HERE for an article about The Brown Dots/Four Tunes by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Brown Dots clippings from Billboard Magazines dated 3-17-45 and 5-12-45.


Above: Label images of Manor 1005 A and Manor 1009 A both released in 1945. Pat Best, who composed "You're Heaven Sent," wrote many of the songs for The Brown Dots and Four Tunes, including "Sentimental Reasons." Note the reference to "Manor Record Co." and "Clark Record Co." Later releases on Manor show up with either designation, but predominately the former.

Listen to this week's selections by Deek Watson And His Brown Dots from 1945:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          Let's Give Love Another Chance - Manor 1005 A
          You're Heaven Sent - Manor 1009 A
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          Let's Give Love Another Chance - Manor 1005 A
          You're Heaven Sent - Manor 1009 A
 

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          Let's Give Love Another Chance - Manor 1005 A
          You're Heaven Sent - Manor 1009 A

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


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