Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 12/20/03 - 12/26/03)

"White Christmas"
by The Meltones
on Regent 189-B
released in 1951

Regent Label-White Christmas-The Meltones-1951

Above: Label image of Regent 189-B, "White Christmas", released in December 1951. Mel Walker was with the Savoy/Regent labels at this time... could The Meltones be somehow related to him?

The flip is "Christmas Morn" by Charles Watkins, which was also released on Savoy 4029, as by Rev. Charles Watkins, in the same month. There is no vocal group on this side.

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ADDED 12/23/03: Mel Tormé had a vocal group called The Mel-Tones (1943-1946). They recorded several 78's for Musicraft in 1946. It is possible that the Regent side is Tormé's Mel-Tones (without Tormé). However, his Mel-Tones disbanded in late 1946. So this song would need to be one that had been recorded at least five years earlier or some of the members of the Mel-Tones got back together again.
Photo Of Mel Tormé's Mel-Tones

Above: Photo of Mel Tormé and The Mel-Tones. (Top L-R) Bernie Parke, Mel Tormé, Les Baxter, (Bottom L-R) Ginny O'Conner, Betty Beveridge.

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