Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/8/03 - 11/14/03)


"Stop Pretending (So Hip You See)"
by Buddy Johnson And The Mack Sisters
on Decca 7684 A
released in 1939


Photo Of Buddy Johnson And Band
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Buddy Johnson And His Band. He was a band leader, pianist, and singer.
Photo Of The Mack Sisters
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Photo of The Mack Sisters. Written on back of photo: "finest sepia girl harmony trio" and dated May 1948.


Decca Label-Stop Pretending-Buddy Johnson-1939 Decca Label-Stop Pretending-The Ink Spots-1940

Above Left: Decca 7684 label image of "Stop Pretending" released in 1939. Note the writer's credit. This was Buddy Johnson's first record and was followed by many releases on the Decca label (1939-1954). After Decca, he had a long tenure at Mercury (1953-1961).

Above Right: Decca 3288 label image of The Inks Spots' version of the same song released in 1940. Ivory "Deek" Watson is the lead singer and Asa "Ace" Harris plays the piano on this one.

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"Stop Pretending" - Buddy Johnson And The Mack Sisters - 1939
"Stop Pretending" - The Ink Spots - 1940
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"Stop Pretending" - Buddy Johnson And The Mack Sisters - 1939 (file size=433KB)
"Stop Pretending" - The Ink Spots - 1940 (file size=352KB)


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