Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 11/19/05 - 11/25/05)


"Watermelon Man"/"You Look Good To Me"
by Browley Guy And The Skyscrapers
on Checker 779
released in 1953


[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Browley Guy.


FROM BILLBOARD JULY 1953:

A SEEDY SITUATION?
Leonard Chess is very excited these days about a Browley Guy disking on Checker label entitled "Watermelon Man." Seems the lad, who had done nothing musically before, one day came up to Len with this tune he had written. Len liked the ditty and immediately had it recorded. Len asks, "Remember the men who travelled around from house to house selling watermelons? Well, this tune is very reminiscent of those guys"....

NEW R&B RELEASES
BROWLEY GUY/Checker 779
*****You Look Good To Me
*****Watermelon Man
(NOTE: 5 stars was their top rating)



Above: Checker 779 Label. Browley Guy appeared on several records on the Miracle label (1947-49) plus two releases on States (1952) before arriving at Leonard Chess' doorstep.

Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Click on an option below to listen to Browley Guy And The Skyscrapers using Streaming RealAudio.

Watermelon Man - Checker 779 - 1953
You Look Good To Me - Checker 779 - 1953
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Browley Guy And The Skyscrapers using Downloading RealAudio.

Watermelon Man - Checker 779 - 1953 (file size=508KB)
You Look Good To Me - Checker 779 - 1953 (file size=471KB)


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