Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 5/6/00 - 5/12/00)


"Blue Velvet"
by The Clovers
on Atlantic 1052
released in 1954

Photo Of The Clovers

Above: The Clovers at the time of this record. (Left to Right, Top) John "Buddy" Bailey (lead singer), Billy Mitchell, Matthew McQuater, Harold Lucas. (Bottom) Harold Winley, Bill Harris.

Ad For 'Blue Velvet' From February 1955 Atlantic Label-Blue Velvet-The Clovers-1954
Above left: Ad for "Blue Velvet" from February 1955. This record typified the "Atlantic" polished group sound.

Above Right: Atlantic released 22 records by The Clovers between 1951 and 1958, 13 of which one or both sides reached the Billboard R&B charts.


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