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"I'm All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart"/"To Make A Long Story Shorter"
by The Five Bars
on Bullet 1009 A/B
released in 1947

Bullet Label-I'm All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart-Five Bars-1947

Above: Released October 1947. Although Bullet had a "race" series (250-346), this record was included in the "popular" series (1000-1059). Bullet, owned by Jim Bulleit and located in Nashville, was initially established in 1945 to produce "country and western" records.

Both sides of this record feature whistling la The Four Knights (click HERE to listen to examples of The Four Knights from 1946 and 1951). If anyone knows the members of The Five Bars or who is doing the whistling, please let me know.

Al Kirby informs me that the Bullet discography includes #1010 "Bars Boogie"/"Deep In My Heart" by The Five Bars... does anyone have any information about this record... was it released back in 1947?

Click on an option below to listen to "I'm All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" using RealPlayer.

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Click on an option below to listen to "To Make A Long Story Shorter" using RealPlayer.

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(10-22-10: Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.)


Jimmy Sweeney
Above: Jimmy Sweeney, lead singer of The Five Bars, later became lead singer of The Varieteers on M-G-M and Hickory (another Nashville label) in the early 1950's.



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Other artists to record for the Bullet label include Big Three Trio, Rudy Greene Trio, Four Clefs, Dusty Brooks & Four Tones, Cecil Gant, Wynonie Harris, B.B. King, and Fairfield Four (spiritual).










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