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The Basin Street Boys were from Los Angeles and consisted of Ormonde Wilson (lead singer), Gene Price, Artie Waters, and Reuben Sanders. An article in the California Eagle dated 9/12/46 indicates that they were previously known as The Mellotones. We know that Steve Gibson, who had an earlier Basin Street Boys group, gave Ormonde Wilson permission to use the Basin Street Boys name.
Written on photo: "To Conchita From Smitty Alto sax", "To A Grand Person 'Conchita' Sincerely, Ormonde", and "to you 'Niki'- the very best always to you and yours You're really 'fun' people Always Your Boy - Mifflin PeeWee Brantford". So, other than Ormonde Wilson (top right), cannot determine who is actually in this photo.
(From Monroe Morning World 5/26/46)
(From Herald And News - Oregon 5/9/47)
(From Pittsburgh Courier 11/1/47)
(From Shamokin News Dispatch 7/28/49)
(From Pottstown Mercury 8/27/49)
(From California Eagle 12/23/37) THE REAL "ORIGINAL" BASIN STREET BOYS
EXTRA AUDIO (Windows Media Player):
This is the first of two by this group on Mercury. They were released in October and December 1948.
Listen to "Come To Me" - Ormond Wilson And The Basin Street Boys - Mercury 8106 - 1948.
Ormonde Wilson composed this song. He also co-composed "Ain't Got No Loot" and "Voot Nay On The Vot Nay." His co-composer on these two, Gene Price, was another member of his vocal group.
EXTRA PICTURES - JUDY CAROL:
Above: Label image of Exclusive 39X released in 1948. It was recorded in May 1946 and originally released on Exclusive 225 in June 1946.
Above: Label image of Exclusive 245 recorded in April 1947 and released in May 1947.
Above: Label image of Exclusive 247 recorded in April 1947 released in June 1947. The Basin Street Boys had eight records on Exclusive (1946-47), plus one with Judy Carol on Exclusive (1946), two on Mercury (1948), and one on Leda (1950).
Listen to this week's selections featuring The Basin Street Boys on Exclusive from 1947/48:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
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A. Stream RealAudio...
1. Voot Nay On The Vot Nay
2. Ain't Got No Loot
3. Exactly Like You
ALL THREE played in sequence
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