Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 8/28/04 - 9/3/04)

"Mother Earth"
by Memphis Slim And The House Rockers
(With The Four Vagabonds)
on Premium PR 867
released 1950

Above: Photos of Memphis Slim aka John L. Chatman.

Click HERE for an article about Memphis Slim at the "Blues and Two J's Web Site".

Above Left: Photo of The Four Vagabonds. (L-R) John Jordan (lead tenor), Robert O'Neal (first tenor), Norval Taborn (baritone), Ray Grant (bass & guitarist).

Click HERE for an article about The Four Vagabonds by Rick Whitesell, Pete Grendysa, and George Moonoogian (interviews by Marv Goldberg).

Above Right: Label image of Premium PR 867 released in December 1950. The House Rockers are Memphis Slim's band. Although no credit is given on the label, it is The Four Vagabonds who provide the vocal group backing. They backed up Memphis Slim on another side earlier in 1950 as The Vagabonds.

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