Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 8/13/05 - 8/19/05)


"When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano"/
"That's What You're Doing To Me"
by The Dominoes
on Federal 12059-A/-AA
released in 1952


[All newspaper clippings shown on this page provided by Richard Koloda.]

Above: Newspaper clipping from August 30, 1952: GOOD NEWS--Detroit, Michigan--" 'S good news," Billy Ward (seated center) tells his Dominoes after learning the hot recording group has been signed for the Michigan State Fair, opening August 29. Left to right, Ward group includes David McNeil, bass; William Lamont, baritone; Ward, leader, pianist and composer; James Van Loon (sic), second tenor; and Clyde Ward, first tenor. Boys' "Have Mercy, Baby" is smash hit.     ["Van Loon" is Van Loan and Clyde Ward is actually Clyde McPhatter.]

MORE DOMINOES CLIPPINGS: [FROM CLEVELAND]

Select Pics     SELECT:

    AT CIRCLE THEATER (May 1951)

    AT GLEASONS (August 1951)

    AT PARADISE (September 1951)

    AT EBONY LOUNGE (September 1951)

    AT CIRCLE THEATER (March 1952)

    AT GLEASONS (March 1952)

CLIPPING OF THE DOMINOES STARRING IN ALAN FREED'S MOONDOG MAYTIME BALL IS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Click HERE for an article about The Dominoes by Marv Goldberg.



Above: Label for Federal 12059-A recorded on 1/28/52 and released in February 1952. The flip was recorded on 5/24/51. Note that Leon René also composed last week's "Someone's Rocking My Dream Boat".

The Dominoes had many releases on Federal (1951-57) and its mother label, King (1953-65), including backing Little Esther on three sides (1951). They later had releases on Jubilee (1954-55), Decca (1956-57), and Liberty (1957-59).

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

A) Click on an option below to listen to The Dominoes using Streaming RealAudio.

When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - Federal 12059-A - 1952
That's What You're Doing To Me - Federal 12059-AA - 1952
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to The Dominoes using Downloading RealAudio.

When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - Federal 12059-A - 1952 (file size=471KB)
That's What You're Doing To Me - Federal 12059-AA - 1952 (file size=363KB)



Above: "Alan Freed presents the Moondog Maytime Ball" from May 10, 1952. Note the domino on their jacket pockets.

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