Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 1/4/03 - 1/10/03)


SPOTLIGHT ON THE THREE KEYS... PART ONE!

"Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn"
by The Three Keys
on Brunswick 6388
released in 1932

"Wah-Dee-Dah"
by The Three Keys
on Brunswick 6423
released in 1932

Photo Of The Three Keys
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Three Keys. (L-R) George "Bon Bon" Tunnell, Slim Furness (guitar), and Bob Pease (piano). Inscription on photo: "To Joe Davis a great feller and publisher of great songs from The Three Keys". Interestingly, Bon Bon would later have releases on the Joe Davis label in the mid-1940's backed by The Red Caps Trio. A separate group, Bon Bon And His Buddies, had a few releases on Decca in 1941-42. Slim later formed The Four Keys (consisting of himself and three brothers), who backed up Ella Fitzgerald on four Decca releases in 1942-43.


Brunswick Label-The Three Keys-1932 Brunswick Label-The Three Keys-1932
[The above label images provided by George Moonoogian.]
Above: (Left) Label image for Brunswick 6388 recorded 9/8/32, released in October 1932 and (Right) Brunswick 6423 recorded 9/21/32, released in November 1932.

The Three Keys had their first release on Columbia (1932), then five releases on Brunswick (1932-33), and two on Vocalion (1933), who also reissued all five Brunswick records (1934).

Listen to this week's selections:

A) Click on an option below to listen to The Three Keys using Streaming RealAudio.

"Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn" - Brunswick 6388 - 1932
"Wah-Dee-Dah" - Brunswick 6423 - 1932
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Downloading RealAudio.

"Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn" - Brunswick 6388 - 1932 (file size=449KB)
"Wah-Dee-Dah" - Brunswick 6423 - 1932 (file size=444KB)



Cartoon Of Three Keys
[The above cartoon provided by George Moonoogian.]
Above: This cartoon is from a "Radio Stars 1932" book that featured all little cartoon blurbs like this on just about every aspect of radio back then.

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