Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 7/27/02 - 8/2/02)


"Way Down Yonder In New Orleans"/"Sing A Song Of Six Pence"
by The Charioteers
on Vocalion 3923
released in 1938

Inducted Into The UGHA Hall Of Fame on June 8, 2002!

Photo of The Charioteers
[The above photo provided by George Moonoogian.]

Above: Photo of The Charioteers. The members were Billy Williams (lead tenor), Eddie Jackson (second tenor), Ira Williams (baritone), Howard Daniel (bass), and James Sherman (piano). Williams is third from left.

Click HERE for a short article about Billy Williams by J.C. Marion.



Vocalion Label-The Charioteers-1938
Above: Label image for Vocalion 3923 recorded 11/3/37 and released in January 1938. This was the first of their five records on Vocalion (plus another one backing Mildred Bailey). Their only prior records had been two on Decca in 1935. They went to Brunswick (1938-39) and then Columbia/Okeh (1939-49).

Listen to this week's selections:

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"Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" - The Charioteers - Vocalion 3923 - 1938
"Sing A Song Of Six Pence" - The Charioteers - Vocalion 3923 - 1938
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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"Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" - The Charioteers - Vocalion 3923 - 1938 (file size=357KB)
"Sing A Song Of Six Pence" - The Charioteers - Vocalion 3923 - 1938 (file size=422KB)



Still From Soundie-Billy Williams Still From Soundie-Charioteers Still From Soundie-Billy Williams
Above: Charioteers still shots from Minoco Soundie "Oh Susannah" dated 9-22-41 with George Steiner Orchestra. Billy Williams is in the end shots.

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