"I Ain't Got Nobody"/"Some Of These Days"
by Rollin Smith's Melodians
on Victor 22930-B/A
released in 1932
Above: Press clipping photo of Rollin Smith from February 4, 1940.
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Above: Newspaper clipping from New York Daily News (Jan. 19, 1985).
Above: Photo of a Sweden based Ink Spots group performing at the Hilton Hotel in Greece in 1964. Ray Beatty and Rollin Smith, who worked together for about three years, are standing next to each other at the right microphone. The two had originally met in Denmark. Ray later joined the Delta Rhythm Boys.
Above: Label image for Victor 22930-B recorded on 2/15/32. It was their only release on Victor. Smith recorded for the Perfect label in January and March 1931 as Roland Smith's Rascals resulting in three released sides. There is also a 1929 release on Clarion by "Rollin' Smith".
The flip side song, "Some Of These Days", was released by The Mills Brothers in 1934.
Listen to this week's selections: [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
A) Click on an option below to listen to Rollin Smith's Melodians using Streaming Windows Media Player.I Ain't Got Nobody - Victor 22930-B - 1932
Some Of These Days - Victor 22930-A - 1932
"BOTH SONGS" NOT FUNCTIONAL!
B) Click on an option below to listen to Rollin Smith's Melodians using Downloading Windows Media Player.I Ain't Got Nobody - Victor 22930-B - 1932 (file size=444KB)
Some Of These Days - Victor 22930-A - 1932 (file size=422KB)
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