Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 2/1/03 - 2/7/03)

"Heads You Win And Tails I Lose"
by The Deep River Boys
on RCA Victor 20-2517-B
released in 1947

Photo Of Deep River Boys
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of The Deep River Boys from 1952. (Top L-R) Carter Wilson, Harry Douglass, (Bot L-R) Cameron Williams, Vernon Gardner, Edward Ware.
[Thank you to Lillemor Lewander for providing the names of the personnel in the photo and its date.]

For a short article about The Deep River Boys by J.C. Marion, please click HERE.

RCA Victor Label-Deep River Boys-1947
Above: Label image for RCA Victor 20-2517-B recorded 12/27/46 and released in October 1947.

The Deep River Boys had releases on Bluebird (1940-42), RCA Victor (1940, 1946-53), Pilotone (1946), Select (1952), and Beacon/Jay-Dee (1952-54). They also backed Thelma Carpenter on two Majestic sides (1945-46).

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Photo Of Harry Douglass
[The above photo from U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographic Collection, Library of Virginia.]
Above: Harry Douglass (far left), of The Deep River Boys, also sang with The Camp Hill Quartet, which performed for personnel on military ships traveling in and out of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation during World War II. On March 28, 1945, they met famed comedian and army private Richard "Red" Skelton (center). With accordian is Ray Durant, the pianist for the Deep River Boys (Cam Williams replaced him when Durant was in the army). (From Virginia Cavalcade, Summer 2002)
[Thank you to Lillemor Lewander for identifying Durant in this photo.]


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