Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#647 (Week of 1/9/10 - 1/15/10)

"The Message"/"That's All I Need"
by Lincoln Chase And The Sandmen
on Columbia 40475
released in 1955

Above: Clipping of Lincoln Chase from April 23, 1955 Billboard magazine. He composed many hit songs.... Salty Tears Chuck Willis (52), Rain Down Rain Big Maybelle (52), Such A Night Drifters (53), Mend Your Ways, Please Don't Freeze Ruth Brown (53,54), Jim Dandy LaVern Baker (56), etc. Also, two top ten hits in the 1960's with The Nitty Gritty and The Name Game, both sung by Shirley Ellis (63,64).

[Above photo courtesy of Furman Haynes and Bill Proctor.]
Above: 1955 photo of The Sandmen (Top L-R) Furman Haynes (baritone), Walter Springer (2nd tenor), Benjamin Peay [Brook Benton] (lead), and (Bottom) Adriel McDonald (bass).

Click HERE for an article about The Sandmen by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Label image of Columbia 40475 recorded on February 4, 1955 and released in April. Both sides of this record were composed by Lincoln Chase. The Sandmen also had three records on Columbia's subsidiary Okeh, all in 1955, one backing Chuck Willis on one side.

Trade Magazine Clipping: May 1955—Songwriter Lincoln Chase, who teed off "That's All I Need" and "The Message" on his first Columbia vocal date, is readying four more original tunes for his second session....

Listen to this week's selections by Lincoln Chase And The Sandmen on Columbia 40475 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. The Message
          2. That's All I Need
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. The Message
          2. That's All I Need

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          1. The Message
          2. That's All I Need

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