Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 4/29/06 - 5/5/06)

"Jack, You're Dead!"
by The Aristo-Kats
on RCA Victor 20-2243-B
released in 1947

Above: Promo clipping for The Aristo-Kats, who consisted of William "Lefty" Bates (guitar), Orlando Randolph (trumpet), Quinn Wilson (bass), and Julius Wright (piano). This is NOT the same group as The Hollywood Arist-O-Kats (Recorded In Hollywood 1953).

Above Left: The Aristo-Kats picture from 1946.

Above Right: Label image for RCA Victor 20-2243-B recorded on February 17, 1947 and released in April that same year. This self-contained instrumental/vocal group had four releases on RCA Victor (1946-47).

"Jack, You're Dead!" was a number one R&B hit by Louis Jordan in 1947. One of the composers, Walter Bishop, played drums for The Phil Moore Four in the mid-1940's.

Click on an option below to listen to The Aristo-Kats sing "Jack, You're Dead!" using Windows Media Player.
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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