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(Week of 2/11/06 - 2/17/06)


"Dreams Of Contentment"
by The Dells
on Vee-Jay 166
released in 1955

[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Dells. (L-R) Marvin Junior (tenor), Verne Allison (tenor), Chuck Barksdale (bass), Mickey McGill (baritone), and Johnny Funches (lead). They started as El Rays with one release on Checker in 1954.

Click HERE for an article about The Dells by J.C. Marion.

[Above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Another photo of The Dells. (L-R) Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Funches, Mickey McGill, and Marvin Junior.

Above Left: Vee-Jay trade magazine ad from March 1956.

Above Right: Label image for Vee-Jay 166 released in December 1955. This was their second record for Vee-Jay (1955-65), the third was their smash hit "Oh What A Nite," which followed seven months later.

Click on an option below to listen to The Dells sing "Dreams Of Contentment" using Windows Media Player.
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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