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"(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over"
by The Blenders
on Decca 27403
released in 1951

The Blenders-1950

Above: Photo (ca 1950) of The Blenders: (L-R) Ollie Jones (lead tenor), Tommy Adams (baritone), James DeLoach (bass), and Abel DeCosta (tenor), as confirmed by Marv Goldberg. At the time of "Masquerade", Dick Palmer had replaced Adams and Ray Johnson had temporarily replaced DeLoach. Palmer and Johnson had been with The Beavers (Coral label), which had just broken up.

Ollie Jones was the original lead tenor of The Ravens on their Hub recordings in 1946.

Decca Label-(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over-The Blenders-1951
Above: Recorded 10/4/50. Enjoy the superb "blend" of voices! This is the fourth of eight records The Blenders had released on the Decca label between 1950 and 1952. Previously they had one record on the National label (1950) and later two on MGM (1953) and one on Jay-Dee (1953).

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