Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#718 (Week of 7/9/11 - 7/15/11)


"Why"/"You're Mine"
by Shirley Gunter And The Queens
on Flair 1060
released in 1954


Above: Photo of Shirley Gunter And The Queens, consisting of Shirley (left front), Lula Bea Kinney, Lula Mae Suggs, and Blondean Taylor.

Above: (Left) Trade magazine clipping from November 1954 and (Right) photo of Shirley Gunter from early 1955.

Above: Label image of Flair 1060 released in November 1954. Group members Shirley Gunter and Blondean Taylor are composers on both sides. This is the second of four releases by Shirley Gunter And The Queens on Flair (1954-55). Shirley later fronted two versions of her brother Cornell's group, The Flairs, both as Shirley Gunter And The Flairs, resulting in one release on Flair (1955) and two on Modern (1956).

Listen to this week's selections by Shirley Gunter And The Queens on Flair 1060 from 1954:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
          1. Why
          2. You're Mine
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. Why
          2. You're Mine

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. Why
          2. You're Mine

The Billboard Clipping 1/29/55

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