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INK SPOTS The Golden Age - Best 4-CD

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INK SPOTS: The Golden Age - Best 4-CD



Ink Spots - The Golden Age - Best 4-CD CD 1
1: Bless You
2: Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat
3: Christopher Columbus
4: My Greatest Mistake
5: I'm Beginning To See The Light
6: Thoughtless
7: We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
8: Shout, Brother, Shout
9: Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)
10: Keep Cool, Fool
11: Swing High, Swing Low
12: The Best Things In Life Are Free
13: I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
14: I'd Climb The Highest Mountain
15: Don't Let Old Age Creep Upon You
16: Slap That Bass
17: Little Small Town Girl (with E. FITZGERALD)
18: You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again
19: Please Take A Letter, Miss Brown
20: Who Wouldn't Love You?
21: Sincerely Yours
22: It's Funny To Everyone But Me
23: Keep Away From My Doorstep
24: A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
25: Information Please
Ink Spots - The Golden Age - Best 4-CD CD 2
1: I'll Never Smile Again Until I Smile At You
2: 'tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
3: This Is Worth Fighting For
4: I'm Gonna Turn Off The Teardrops
5: I'm Making Believe (with E. FITZGERALD)
6: What Can I Do?
7: It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
8: Street Of Dreams
9: Stompin' At The Savoy
10: To Remind Me Of You
11: I'll Make Up For Everything
12: Old Joe's Hittin' The Jug
13: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
14: Puttin' And Takin'
15: Do I Worry?
16: Java Jive
17: Maybe
18: I'll Get By
19: Your Feet's Too Big
20: Ring, Telephone, Ring
21: Brown Gal
22: Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
23: That's When Your Heartaches Begin
24: When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
25: Hey Doc!
Ink Spots - The Golden Age - Best 4-CD CD 3
1: Always
2: Foo-Gee
3: What Good Would It Do?
4: With Plenty Of Money And You
5: I Still Feel The Same About You
6: Until The Real Thing Comes Along
7: Don't Get Around Much Any More
8: Coquette
9: Whoa, Babe!
10: Oh! Red
11: The Sweetest Dream
12: The Gipsy
13: You're Breaking My Heart
14: You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Feeling..)
15: Stop Pretending
16: Ev'ry Night About This Time
17: When The Sun Goes Down
18: Cow-Cow Boogie
19: Address Unknown
20: If I Didn't Care
21: Alabama Barbecue
22: So Sorry
23: Prisoner Of Love
24: I Cover The Waterfront
25: I Get The Blues When It Rains
Ink Spots - The Golden Age - Best 4-CD CD 4
1: Give Her My Love
2: I Wish You The Best Of Everything
3: Mine, All Mine, My, My
4: That's The Way It Is (w. E. FITZGERALD)
5: Nothin'
6: Knock-Kneed Sal (On The Mourner's Bench)
7: My Prayer
8: Memories Of You
9: Driftwood
10: To Each His Own
11: That Cat Is High
12: Don't Ever Break A Promise
13: Yes, Suh!
14: Can You Look Me In The Eyes?
15: Home Is Where The Heart Is
16: No Orchids For My Lady
17: Pork Chops And Gravy
18: You Bring Me Down
19: Bewildered
20: I'm Still Without A Sweetheart ('cause I'm..)
21: I'm Through
22: It's All Over But The Crying
23: As You Desire Me
24: Just For Me
25: That's Where I Came In
26: I've Got A Bone To Pick With You


Artikeleigenschaften von INK SPOTS: The Golden Age - Best 4-CD

  • Interpret: INK SPOTS

  • Albumtitel: The Golden Age - Best 4-CD

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B, Soul
  • Music Style Vocal Groups / Doo Wop
  • Music Sub-Genre 255 Vocal Groups/Doo Wop
  • Label JASMINE

  • Preiscode JAS4
  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0604988030525

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.400

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Ink Spots"

The Ink Spots

The Ink Spots

If I Didn't Care


Searching for the roots of what eventually became labeled as doo-wop? Look no further than The Ink Spots. Bill Kenny's wavering, precisely enunciated tenor, Orville 'Hoppy' Jones' sonorous spoken bass passages, the enveloping harmonies of baritone Charlie Fuqua and tenor Ivory 'Deek' Watson, and minimal instrumental accompaniment provided a template for the vocal group explosion.

Kenny wasn't even a member when RCA Victor cut the quartet's debut sides in January of 1935. They'd formed the previous year in Cincinnati as The Jesters with Fuqua (born October 20, 1910, he doubled on guitar), the extroverted Watson (born July 18, 1909 in Mounds, Illinois and also a guitarist), Jones (born February 17, 1902 in Chicago, he played bass on a tuned-down cello), and lead vocalist/guitarist Jerry Daniels, born December 14, 1915 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

One report has it that bandleader Paul Whiteman requested a name change when the group debuted at the Apollo Theatre in July of 1934 (Whiteman's vocalists were called The King's Jesters), so they switched to The Four Ink Spots. Extensive radio exposure and an acclaimed British tour soon followed. Meanwhile, Kenny won an amateur contest at the Savoy Ballroom. When Daniels retreated to Indianapolis, Ink Spots manager Moe Gale brought in Kenny, born June 12, 1914 in Philadelphia, to replace him. Decca signed the Spots in 1936, their early swinging releases doing little business.

They changed their approach for If I Didn't Care, cut on January 12, 1939. The spine-chilling ballad was a perfect showcase for Kenny's sky-high tenor, but had two of Brooklyn-born composer Jack Lawrence's friends had their way, the song might have never found its way to the Spots at all. Fortunately, Lawrence, then writing film scores in Hollywood, had already sent his creation to Decca's Dave Kapp before Rudy Vallee's pianist Eliot Daniels told him it stunk! Future Cadence Records owner Archie Bleyer was scarcely less encouraging. But Lawrence and The Ink Spots had the last laugh: If I Didn't Care was a #2 pop smash.

The hits came in rapid succession after that: My Prayer later in '39, When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano, Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees), Maybe, and Java Jive in 1940, Until The Real Thing Comes Along and I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire in '41, and I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) in 1944. Fuqua was drafted in 1943, replaced by Bernie Mackey and then Huey Long. Jones died on October 18, 1944 (Cliff Givens succeeded him, then Herb Kenny, Bill's brother). Watson left that same year and formed The Brown Dots, saxist Billy Bowen supplanting him. The Ink Spots racked up more hits in the post-war era: The Gypsy , Prisoner Of Love and To Each His Own in 1946, You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love) in '48, and 1949's You're Breaking My Heart.

Fuqua was back by 1946, but he eventually formed his own Ink Spots in 1952. Bill Kenny eventually pursued a solo career (he died March 23, 1978 in Vancouver, B.C.). A bewildering array of Ink Spots aggregations subsequently criss-crossed the country, some sporting a one-time member in their ranks, others with none at all. 

Bill Dahl

Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.01

1939-1949 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop

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