Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#631 (Week of 9/12/09 - 9/18/09)

"Why Does It Have To Rain
On Sunday"
by The Beale Street Boys
on M-G-M 10141-B
released in 1948

"Baby Don't Be Mad
At Me"
by The Beale Street Boys
on M-G-M 10197-B
released in 1948

"Wait'll I Get You In My
Dreams Tonight"
by The Beale Street Boys
on M-G-M 10273-A
released in 1948


Above: June 19, 1948 clipping of The Beale Street Boys, who consisted of William Barnes (first tenor), Bob Davis (second tenor), James Pugh (baritone), and David Pugh (bass). This may be the same group that had two releases on the OBA label in 1960 (writer's credits on at least one side of each disc show the name Bob Davis). It is unclear, however, when the OBA sides were actually recorded.

Billboard Magazine: April 24, 1948 Beale Street Boys (MGM disk quartet) hit the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts show April 26 and go into the Apollo Theater April 30 for one week. Group may get a summer network sustainer.



Above: Billboard ratings from April 17, 1948 and Label for MGM 10141-B recorded in December 1947 and released in April 1948.


Above: Label images of MGM 10197-B recorded in December 1947, released in June 1948 and MGM 10273-A also recorded in December 1947, but released in September 1948. The Beale Street Boys had one more release on MGM, again from their December 1947 sessions, in September 1949. Ferdie Gonzalez' Disco-File shows another ten unreleased songs from the same series of MGM sessions.

Listen to this week's selections, including the flip sides, by The Beale Street Boys from 1948:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(4-10-48 Clipping)

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          Teach Me, Teach Me, Baby - MGM 10141-A
          Why Does It Have To Rain On Sunday - MGM 10141-B
 
          Wedding Bells - MGM 10197-A
          Baby Don't Be Mad At Me - MGM 10197-B
 
          Wait'll I Get You In My Dreams Tonight - MGM 10273-A
          Home - MGM 10273-B
 
          ALL SIX played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          Teach Me, Teach Me, Baby - MGM 10141-A
          Why Does It Have To Rain On Sunday - MGM 10141-B
 
          Wedding Bells - MGM 10197-A
          Baby Don't Be Mad At Me - MGM 10197-B
 
          Wait'll I Get You In My Dreams Tonight - MGM 10273-A
          Home - MGM 10273-B

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          Teach Me, Teach Me, Baby - MGM 10141-A
          Why Does It Have To Rain On Sunday - MGM 10141-B
 
          Wedding Bells - MGM 10197-A
          Baby Don't Be Mad At Me - MGM 10197-B
 
          Wait'll I Get You In My Dreams Tonight - MGM 10273-A
          Home - MGM 10273-B


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



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