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TRIBUTE TO THE FIVE RED CAPS... PART 2

"I'm Crazy 'Bout You"
by 5 Red Caps
on Beacon 7130-B
released in 1945

"Mary Had A Little Jam"
by The 5 Red Caps
on Joe Davis 7132-B
released in 1945

Photo Of The 5 Red Caps
(The above photo courtesy of Paul Ressler. Thanks, Paul!)

Above: Photo of The 5 Red Caps, date unknown. In 1945, The 5 Red Caps consisted of Steve Gibson (bass/guitar), Romaine Brown (baritone/piano), Jimmy Springs (lead tenor/drums), David Patillo (2nd tenor/bass) and Emmett Matthews (2nd tenor/soprano sax). In parentheses are (vocal/instrument). Around this time, Doles Dickens also played bass for the group, moving Patillo to a straight vocalizing role.

Beacon Label-I'm Crazy 'Bout You-5 Red Caps-1945 Joe Davis Label-Mary Had A Little Jam-5 Red Caps-1945
Above: The 5 Red Caps had at least 24 records released on Beacon (and simultaneously on Gennett and Joe Davis labels) between 1943 and 1946. Joe Davis (owner of all three labels) took credit for writing many of these songs.

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