Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 9/7/02 - 9/13/02)


IS THIS THEM? ... PART ONE!
(The intent of this series is to elicit your responses. Who is the group in the photo?
Who is the group on the record? Are they one and the same?)

"You Don't Have To Drop A Heart To Break It"/"Baby Sittin'"
by The Melodians
on MGM 10905
released 1951

Photo of The Melodians
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: The reverse side of this photo reads: "6-3-44   Wash   Melodians". Were they from Washington, DC? Did they ever record? Note the Hammond organ in the photo.

Does anyone have any information about the group in this photo? If so, please send an e-mail to me.



MGM Label-The Melodians-1951
[The above label image and below audio files provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Label image for MGM 10905 released in 1951. This is the same song released by The Ravens for Columbia, also in 1951.

Listen to this side and the flip, "Baby Sittin'"... is that instrument in the background an organ? Is the group on this record the same as shown in the photo at the top of this page?

Does anyone have any information about the group on this record? If so, please send an e-mail to me.

Listen to this week's selections:

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

"You Don't Have To Drop A Heart To Break It" - The Melodians - MGM 10905-B - 1951
"Baby Sittin'" - The Melodians - MGM 10905-A - 1951
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

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

"You Don't Have To Drop A Heart To Break It" - The Melodians - MGM 10905-B - 1951 (file size=422KB)
"Baby Sittin'" - The Melodians - MGM 10905-A - 1951 (file size=492KB)


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