Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#618 (Week of 5/23/09 - 5/29/09)


"Wrapped Up In A Dream"
by Do Ray And Me
on Commodore 7505 A
released in 1947

"Cabaret"
by Do Ray And Me
on Commodore 7550 A
released in 1948

"There's A Man At The Door"
by Do Ray And Me
on Commodore 7504 A
released in 1947


Above: January 1949 clipping of Do Ray And Me (L-R) Joel Cowen (tenor, guitar), Al Russell (tenor, piano), and Curtis Wilder (tenor, bass fiddle). Joe Davis was the bass singer/player for most, if not all, the Commodore releases. Russell and Cowen, along with William "Doc Basso" Joseph, had previously been The Al Russell Trio.

Do Re Mi Trio Inks 3-Year Glaser Pact
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 1948 The Do Re Mi Trio, whose Commodore platter of Wrapped Up In A Dream is making a stir in race circles, has been signed by Joe Glaser's Associated Booking Corporation to a three-year pact. The group is the latest of a number of smaller units that have come into prominence via indie waxings and moved on to consistent, good-money, in-person booking.

Click HERE for an article about The Do Ray Me Trio by Marv Goldberg.
Click HERE for an article about The Do-Ray-Me Trio by J.C. Marion.
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Above: Label image of Commodore 7505 A released in December 1947 and Commodore 7550 A released in December 1948. Al Russell sings lead on all of this week's selections, with help from Joel Cowen on "There's A Man..." Do Ray And Me, using various similar names, also had releases on Ivory (1949), Reet (1950), Columbia (1951), Okeh (1951), Keyboard (1953), Variety (1953), Brunswick (1953), and Coral (1954).

Listen to this week's selections by Do Ray And Me on the Commodore Label:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
Above: Commodore 7504 A Label

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          There's A Man At The Door - #7504 - 1947
          Wrapped Up In A Dream - #7505 - 1947
          Cabaret - #7550 - 1948
 
          ALL THREE played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          There's A Man At The Door - #7504 - 1947
          Wrapped Up In A Dream - #7505 - 1947
          Cabaret - #7550 - 1948
 
     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          There's A Man At The Door - #7504 - 1947
          Wrapped Up In A Dream - #7505 - 1947
          Cabaret - #7550 - 1948


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