Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#611 (Week of 4/4/09 - 4/10/09)


"Wake Up"/"Patience"
by The Bey Sisters
on Jaguar 3016
released in 1955

Above: The Bey Sisters consisted of (L-R) Andy, Geraldine and Salome Bey. Andy is their uncredited brother. They formed in 1955 and continued as a group until 1967. After two releases on Jaguar, another two on Decca, and one on Flip, they changed their name to "Andy And The Bey Sisters."

Above: Label image of Jaguar 3016. This was The Bey Sisters' first record. Another on Jaguar followed soon afterward. Jaguar, formed in 1954, was a New York City label owned by George J. Bennett. He previously owned the Arlington, Bandwagon, Bennett, and Hudson labels, all in the 1940's.

In 1957, Frank Slay and Bob Crew would compose "Silhouettes" and release it on their own XYZ label by The Rays.

Listen to this week's selections by The Bey Sisters on Jaguar 3016 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
Above: Andy And The Bey Sisters circa 1960
  A. Stream RealAudio...
           Wake Up
           BOTH played in sequence

  B. Download RealAudio...
           Wake Up
  C. Stream/Download Media Player...
           Wake Up

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


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