Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#571 (Week of 6/7/08 - 6/13/08)

"Stormy Weather"/"Sleepy Cowboy"
by The Five Sharps
on Jubilee 5104
released in 1952

[Above image courtesy of Marv Goldberg.]

Above: 1953 photo of The Five Sharps (L-R Around Microphone) Clarence Bassett (first tenor), Bobby Ward (second tenor), Ronald Cuffey (lead tenor), Mickey Owens (bass). The fifth member, Tommy Duckett (baritone, piano), is not shown in the picture.

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Above: Label image for Jubilee 5104 recorded in October 1952 and released in December 1952. Ronald Cuffey sings lead on both sides. This was their only record, one of the rarest and most sought after in the history of r&b vocal groups.

Listen to this week's selections by The Five Sharps on Jubilee 5104 from 1952:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Tommy Duckett in 1974)
[Bim Bam Boom Magazine]
       Stormy Weather
       Sleepy Cowboy
       BOTH SONGS played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
       Stormy Weather
       Sleepy Cowboy
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       Stormy Weather
       Sleepy Cowboy

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