Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#660 (Week of 4/10/10 - 4/16/10)

"Nature's Creation"/"My Story Of Love"
by The Valentines
on Rama RR-208
released in 1956

Above: 1955 photo of The Valentines (Top L-R) Mickey Francis (baritone), Richard Barrett (lead tenor), Eddie Edgehill (baritone), (Bottom L-R) Raymond Briggs (tenor), Ronnie Bright (bass).


News Releases:

September 1955 .... R&B Beat: Rama Records has pacted and recorded a new group, the Valentines. They sing both r&b and pop....

October 1956 .... R&B Beat: Joe Kolsky, Rama and Gee, reports that the Valentines' "Nature's Creation" is stirring up a good deal of action and looks like it will break out big....

Click HERE for an article about The Valentines by Marv Goldberg.
(Above link will open in a separate window)

[Above clipping courtesy of Galen Gart.]

Above: Trade magazine clipping from October 1956.

Above: Label image of Rama RR-208 recorded in August 1956 and released the following month. The Valentines had one release on Old Town (1954) and seven releases on Rama (1955-57). Composer credits are the same for both sides. George Goldner was owner of the Rama label.

Billboard Review 10/6/56:
     My Story Of Love (Kahl, BMI)
     Nature's Creation (Kahl, BMI)óRama 208óGroup, in its clear, penetrating style, kicks off two sides
     that should hit. Their projection sells the "idea" lyrics most effectively. This consistent selling group, who
     have hit the charts, could make it again with this one.

Listen to this week's selections by The Valentines:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
          1. Nature's Creation
          2. My Story Of Love
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. Nature's Creation
          2. My Story Of Love

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. Nature's Creation
          2. My Story Of Love

(Richard Barrett 1956)

     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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