"If I Had My Life To Live Over"/"Managua, Nicaragua"
by The Chickering Four
Featuring Floyd Sherman/Julie Conway With...
on Signature 15086-B/A
released in 1947
Above: Clipping of The Chickering Four from The Billboard dated 3/1/47. They were a vocal/intrumental group led by the beautiful tenor voice of Floyd Sherman. Per The Billboard dated 4/18/42, "....Julie Sherwin, formerly with Johnny (Scat) Davis, is now with Kay Kyser billed as Julie Conway...." Bob Thiele was president of Signature Records, located in New York City.
Above: Columns regarding Signature Records from The Billboard dated (Left) 6/9/45 and (Right) 11/22/47. No evidence of any actual releases on the "Signet" label could be found. "Till We Meet Again" was released on Signature 15113 in August 1947. In the 11/29/47 Billboard: "Nat Cohn, Modern Music Sales president, says that delivery of Signet Records, special 50-cent label of Signature Records distributed by Modern, will begin next week...."
Above Left: Signature clipping from 1/17/48.
Above Right: Label image of Signature 15086 released in 1947. The Chickering Four had several releases on Signature in 1947 including back-up for Larry Douglas as well as Julie Conway.
Listen to this week's selections by The Chickering Four on Signature 15086 from 1947:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
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1. If I Had My Life To Live Over (Floyd Sherman)
2. Managua, Nicaragua (Julie Conway)
BOTH played in sequence
(Review - The Billboard 4/5/47)
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