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(Week of 4/15/06 - 4/21/06)


CLASSICS - PART NINE

"Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well"
by Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
(Vocal by Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris and Congregation)
on Decca 18674 A
released in 1945


[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Wynonie Harris. He later went on to record for Philo, Apollo, Hamp-Tone, Bullet, Aladdin, and King, hitting there with the classic "Good Rockin' Tonight".

Click HERE for an article about Wynonie Harris at Hoy Hoy.



[Above clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Newspaper clipping for Lucky Millinder from June 1943. Note the reference to Judy Carroll. Was this the same Judy Carol who fronted The Basin Street Boys (Exclusive 215, 1946)? Also note it was his "Stomping At The Savoy Orchestra" at that time.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Annisteen Allen, Paul Breckenridge, and Bullmoose Jackson were also featured vocalists with Millinder's orchestra.



Above Right: Label image for Decca 18674 A recorded on May 25, 1944 and released in 1945.

Click on an option below to listen to Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra (Vocal: Wynonie Harris) sing "Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well" using RealPlayer. [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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