Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 7/15/06 - 7/21/06)

"Darling Dear"/"I Need You Always"
by The Counts
on Dot 1188
released in 1954

[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Photo of The Counts, (Top) Robert Wesley, Robert Penik, James Lee, (Bottom) Chester Brown (lead singer), Robert Young. At bottom of photo (not shown): "GALE AGENCY INC., 48 W. 48th St., NEW YORK N.Y.". The Counts were teenagers from Indianapolis. The group's personnel never changed.

Click HERE for an article about The Counts by Marv Goldberg. (Will open in a separate window)

Above: Label image for Dot 1188. This was the first record of eight issued by The Counts, all on Randy Wood's Dot label, between January 1954 and January 1956.

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

A) Streaming Windows Media Player.
Darling Dear - Dot 1188 - 1954
I Need You Always - Dot 1188 - 1954

B) Downloading Windows Media Player.
Darling Dear - Dot 1188 - 1954
(file size=573KB)
I Need You Always - Dot 1188 - 1954
(file size=508KB)

[The above May 1954 clipping was provided by Richard Koloda.]

ANOTHER SELECTION BY THE COUNTS (will open in a separate window):

[Above clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Alan Freed, "King of The Moondoggers", Dancing and Stage Show at the Cleveland Public Auditorium (August 6, 1954).


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