"I'm All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart"/"To Make A Long Story Shorter"
by The Five Bars
on Bullet 1009 A/B
released in 1947
Above: Released October 1947. Although Bullet had a "race" series (250-346), this record was included in the "popular" series (1000-1059). Bullet, owned by Jim Bulleit and located in Nashville, was initially established in 1945 to produce "country and western" records.
Both sides of this record feature whistling à la The Four Knights. If anyone knows the members of The Five Bars or who is doing the whistling, please let me know.
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(10-22-10: Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.)
Above: Jimmy Sweeney, lead singer of The Five Bars, later became lead singer of The Varieteers on M-G-M and Hickory (another Nashville label) in the early 1950's.
Other artists to record for the Bullet label include Big Three Trio, Rudy Greene Trio, Four Clefs, Dusty Brooks & Four Tones, Cecil Gant, Wynonie Harris, B.B. King, and Fairfield Four (spiritual).
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