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(Week of 4/10/04 - 4/16/04)

"Oh Mo'nah"
by Arthur Godfrey And The Mariners
on Columbia 40271
released in 1954

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

Above: Photo of The Mariners, who consisted of Martin Karl, Jim Lewis, Tom Lockard, and Nat Dickerson.

As a group, The Mariners date from 1942, at Manhattan Beach, New York, where they were individually stationed with the Coast Guard. Although each of them had made many appearances as soloists, one of their officers requested them to sing as a quartet. The ensemble they formed produced such pleasing harmonies, both to audience ears and to those of the singers as well, that they decided to remain a unit. As the Coast Guard Quartet, they were attached to the Third Naval District in New York, and entertained throughout that area.

Photo Of Arthur Godfrey Columbia Label-Oh Mo'nah-Arthur Godfrey And The Mariners-1954
[The above label image and corresponding audio provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above Left: Photo of the ukulele playing, redhead himself, Arthur Godfrey.

Above Right: Label image of Columbia Promotion Record 40271. The lyrics are a blast! The Mariners regularly appeared on the TV show "Arthur Godfrey And His Friends" between 1949 and 1955. They also backed Godfrey on several Columbia releases.

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Photo Of The Mariners

Above: Another photo of The Mariners.


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