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BACK UP GROUPS... PART FOUR: THE DU DROPPERS!

"The Note In The Bottle"
by Sunny Gale and The Du Droppers
on RCA Victor 20-5543
released in 1953

Photo Of Sunny Gale Photo Of The Du Droppers

Above Left: Photo of Sunny Gale. She was probably most well known for her cover versions of popular hits, such as Kay Starr's "Wheel Of Fortune", Joan Weber's "Let Me Go Lover", Nat 'King' Cole's "Smile", The Spaniels' "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight", and The Four Fellows' "Soldier Boy".

Above Right: Circa 1953 Photo of The Du Droppers. J.C. Ginyard, leader of the group, is at top center.


RCA Victor Label-The Note In The Bottle-Sunny Gale and The Du Droppers-1953
Above: Recorded 11/5/53. The Du Droppers last of five for RCA Victor before moving to the subsidiary Groove label. It was their only record as a back-up group. From Billboard: "In a special recording session held Thursday night, RCA Victor's pop a.&r. chief Joe Carlton coupled the label's pop thrush Sunny Gale with the diskery's top rhythm and blues group, the Du Droppers. This marks the first time the diskery has attempted such a coupling...".

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