Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 6/24/06 - 6/30/06)
(Updated on 11/23/15)

by Delores Jackson And The Cabin Boys
on Decca 7396 B/A
released in 1938

Delores Jackson was from Pittsburgh and sang on radio there. When she moved to Chicago, she landed a three year contract with Decca. However, her total output seems to be this one release with The Cabin Boys and one other side on Decca (without vocal group backing).

The above picture is from the Pittsburgh Courier dated 10/16/37. The caption with it states: "DECCA'S NEW SINGING STAR—Lovely Delores Jackson, formerly featured from radio station KDKA, Pittsburgh, signed a six-month national contract with the Decca Recording Company recently. Miss Jackson will be featured indefinitely, with accompaniment selected by J. Mayo Williams of Decca studios, according to Rayfield Gorum, personal representative for the young artist."

Also, from Pittsburgh Courier dated 8/28/37: "....Flash! Flash! Flash! Charming Delores Jackson is the new song stylist with Larry Douglas. Remember her name. Because, believe you me, she is positively a sensation. She has the voice, looks, charms, and she can whistle like a canary. Ella Fitzgerald, Mildred Bailey and Billie Holiday look to your laurels. Miss Jackson is a find. She hails from Pittsburgh."
(Larry "Gumbo" Douglas, the "prince of sweet swing music," was a band leader from Pittsburgh.)

The above picture is from the Pittsburgh Courier dated 12/18/37. The caption with it states: "WELCOMED TO CHICAGO—Present at the informal reception to Miss Delores Jackson, up-and-coming singer of popular numbers, who recently arrived in Chicago from Detroit, were the two charming young ladies flanking her... Mrs. Sadie Fisher,at whose home Miss Jackson was entertained, and Miss Wilda Parker, on Miss Jackson's right. Miss Jackson is now in New York arranging to make more recordings for the Decca Record Company."

Above: Clipping of The Cabin Boys from 1944 Billboard magazine. This vocal/instrumental group was popular for many years in the niteclubs and lounges of Chicago. Their record output, though, was slim and may have been limited to this one Decca release.

Above: Label image for Decca 7396 B recorded on 11/10/37. The Rhythm Maniacs provide the instrumental backing on both sides. The song "Carelessly" was a number one popular hit in 1937. Below left clipping is from 1946.

Listen to this week's selections by Delores Jackson And The Cabin Boys:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

A) Streaming RealAudio.
Carelessly - Decca 7396 B - 1938
Cloudy - Decca 7396 A - 1938
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Downloading RealAudio.
Carelessly - Decca 7396 B - 1938
(file size=481KB)
Cloudy - Decca 7396 A - 1938
(file size=357KB)


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