Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#599 (Week of 1/10/09 - 1/16/09)


"A Girl To Love"/"Hold Me Baby"
by The Chordcats [The Chords]
on Cat 112
released in 1954

Above: Photo of The Chords [Top L-R] William "Ricky" Edwards (bass), Claude Feaster (baritone), Rupert Branker (pianist), [Bottom L-R] Carl Feaster (tenor), Jimmy Keyes (tenor), Floyd "Buddy" McRae (tenor). They also recorded as The Chordcats and The Sh-Booms.

Click HERE to view an article about The Chords by Marv Goldberg.
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[Above clipping courtesy of Galen Gart.]
Above: Clipping from December 1954.

Trade Magazine Clipping:
November 1954—Atlantic Records has changed the name of the Chords, the Sh-Boom boys, to the Chordcats. It seems there is another group that had the name first. A new Chordcat release will be out next week on the Cat label....

Above: Label image of Cat 112 recorded on 8/15/54 (flip side on 10/13/54) and released in November 1954. Carl Feaster sings lead on both sides. The Chords, Chordcats, Sh-Booms had five releases on Atlantic's Cat label (1954-55).

Listen to this week's selections by The Chordcats on Cat 112 from 1954:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

      A. Stream RealAudio...
           A Girl To Love
           Hold Me Baby
           BOTH SONGS played in sequence

      B. Download RealAudio...
           A Girl To Love
           Hold Me Baby
      C. Stream/Download Media Player...
           A Girl To Love
           Hold Me Baby

    [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

Click HERE for Spotlight On The Chords - Part One.
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