Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#596 (Week of 12/20/08 - 12/26/08)


"It's Christmas Time"/"Old MacDonald"
by The Five Keys
on Aladdin 3113
released in 1951

Above: Photo of The Five Keys [Top L-R] Bernie West (bass, baritone), Rudy West (tenor), Ripley Ingram (tenor), Maryland Pierce (tenor), and [Bottom] Dickie Smith (tenor, baritone).

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[Above clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: 1951 clipping from Cleveland Call And Post newspaper, exclaiming The Five Keys' "First Time In Cleveland."

Above: Label image of Aladdin 3113 released in December 1951. "It's Christmas Time" (Rudy West on lead) was recorded on 10/9/51 and "Old MacDonald" (Maryland Pierce on lead) on 8/6/51. "Old MacDonald" was reissued on Aladdin 3118 in January 1952 with a different flip side.

Listen to this week's selections by The Five Keys on Aladdin 3113 from 1951:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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           It's Christmas Time
           Old MacDonald
           BOTH SONGS played in sequence

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           It's Christmas Time
           Old MacDonald
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           It's Christmas Time
           Old MacDonald

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