Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#673 (Week of 7/24/10 - 7/30/10)

"The Gleam In Your Eyes"/"Stars In The Sky"
by The Channels
on Whirlin Disc W-102
released in 1956

Above: The Channels consisted of Earl Lewis (lead tenor), Clifton Wright (bass), Edward Dolphin (baritone), Larry Hampden (tenor), and Billy Morris (tenor). Earl is at left in the photo.

Above: The Channels with Earl Lewis at top.

Above Left: Clipping from March 1957.

Above Right: Label image of Whirlin Disc W-102, recorded in August 1956 and released in November of that year. The Channels had four releases on Whirlin Disc (1956-57), followed by two on the Gone label (1957) and one on Fire (1959). Earl Lewis is composer on all eight Whirlin Disc sides.

Trade Magazine:
(Jan. 1957) Whirlin Disc has issued three new records, each of which show strong potential. The Channels, possessors of "The Closer You Are," make their new entry a powerful "The Gleam In Your Eyes." The remaining two thirds of the release are also groups....

Listen to this week's selections by The Channels on Whirlin Disc W-102 from 1956:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. The Gleam In Your Eyes
          2. Stars In The Sky
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. The Gleam In Your Eyes
          2. Stars In The Sky

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. The Gleam In Your Eyes
          2. Stars In The Sky

(The Billboard 2/2/57 Review)

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