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    I think this is a pretty obscure Do-Wop Label from the 50s Can you tell me anything about the artists and/or the label? I found a few things, but very few . I am trying to find a discography of the labels few years that they recorded. Any help would be Greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      On different color label
    2. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Thanks Mani, but the label is DARL. It does'nt have a Y in it. I could'nt find much info on it. I kept getting other Variations also.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Oh my blind eye missed that :-) ok now I am on right path . There is one for sale by Plaids on ebay you don't have posted .
    4. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      The Four Joes (Pontiac, MI)
      Personnel :Louis Tulianello, Kenny Davis, Peter Antos (Tenor) & Steve Antos (Baritone)
      Discography :
      1954 - In Your Loving Care / Hajji Baba (MGM 11857)
      1954 - Oh, How i miss You Baby / Slow down Baby (MGM 11911)
      1955 - While You're Away / Impossible (Cha Cha) (MGM 12053)
      1955 - Honey, My Little Honey / Annelise (Anna Lisa) (MGM 12147)
      1956 - Sometimes / These Are The Things (I Remember) (MGM 12259)
      1956 - My Heart Says"Thanks"To You / Blues In The Night (MGM 12316)
      1956 - Lifetime Of Happiness / Uh-Huh (Darl 1005 )
      1956 - Please forget about me / It's me,It's me,It's me,My Love (Darl 1009)
      Biography : During his school years Kenny Davis met Pete and Steve Antos who were also vocally talented. They formed a group called Two Sharps and a Natural. They refined their craft and through their high school years they performed the music of the times in many local venues.
      Their style was soft and smooth harmony and brought them much success as showmen. Upon graduating from Pontiac High School, Hollywood beckoned. Time there was well spent as they met celebrities and stars including Bing Crosby and enjoyed life-changing experiences.
      As the Korean War began, they enlisted. Aside from performing their military duties of which Kenny was the platoon leader, they were called upon to entertain troops while stationed in Korea and Japan. The name of the group changed to the Four Joes [GI Joes] as the group expanded to include accordionist, Lou Tulianello.
      The highlight of their tour of duty was performing with Eddie Fisher who was a huge star at the time and even became honorary president of the Four Joes fan club. The act was a combination of comedy and show material.
      After three years of enlistment was over, the popularity of the Four Joes soared as the biggest nightclubs and music halls opened their doors to them in New York, Las Vegas .Coca Cola Hour show on television gave them even more celebrity. status. They cut over a dozen records and also appeared with Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Red Buttons, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey and Pearl Bailey.

    5. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Way to go Pack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Info :-))))))))))))))))
    6. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Hhank You Mani--- I just Bid on it !!! Packrat-place You never Cease to amaze!! Thank You for the Great Information !!!
    7. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Manikin, See, your photo only made me speechless for a short time!
      My pleasure to help.
    8. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      "Albert Omega Sears, who was born in Macomb, Illinois, on February 21st, 1910, had a remarkable career as a musician and businessman. While only in his mid-teens, he had a brief gig playing saxophone with Fats Waller in Harlem. Several years later, at the age of eighteen, he replaced Johnny Hodges in Chick Webb’s band and played in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. During that same year, 1928, he joined a road show entitled Keep Shufflin’, which was financed by Arnold Rothstein, a gangster who was reputed to have fixed the 1919 world series. Funding ran out while the show was in Chicago, but Sears soon found a job in 1929 with Zack Whyte’s Jazz Orchestra in Cincinnati.
      During the mid-1950s, Sears went on to play a role in the emergence of rock-and-roll. When Alan Freed, the famous deejay and promoter, started staging big rock and roll shows, he featured Sears several times. Popularly known as Big Al Sears, he led the band that Freed formed for those shows, and he teamed up with his friend Jesse Stone to write one of Alan Freed’s theme songs: “Right Now, Right Now.” Those were prosperous years for Sears, but he soon faded from view as a performer when Freed’s career went into a steep decline in 1957. Freed’s Big Beat TV show was cancelled–in part because he refused to stop using black performers. (The ABC network wanted only white acts for national broadcasts that included the segregated South.)
      Al Sears died in New York during 1990."
    9. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Thank You packrat-place. Awesome!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi y'all!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Check out the three youtube versios of My Boy L. Therels mention on one of a Jamaican rip-off ersion of the label too!
    12. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Thank You vetraio50, Iwill check it out!!
    13. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Thank You for the Love BELLIN68
    14. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      Thank You for the Love Phil
    15. waxhead waxhead, 9 years ago
      It looks similar to the old decca label with the lines on the side.
    16. ddavisCW, 5 months ago
      I am so happy to have found this site. I am Deborah Davis McKenzie, the daughter of Kenneth (Kenny) Davis who was a member of "Two Sharps and a Natural" (earlier trio) and "The Four Joes" (later quartet).
      My dad's first group "Two Sharps and a Natural" recorded a 78 vinyl with Gordon MacRae on Capital Records in 1950: "Love 'Em All" /"Pigskin Polka" . They are credited on one side, and the other side lists them as "Vocal Group". I would love to find a copy of this record. Please if anyone can find a copy of this record for me, I would be so grateful.
      Dad's later and more famous group called "The Four Joes" recorded many 45 singles. In additional to Daryl, they recorded under the MGM label. My dad made his living as an entertainer for many, many years afterwards. Music was forever in his life. For more of the story see:
    17. keramikos, 5 months ago
      Hi, ddavisCW. :-)

      Site discogs dot com has a listing for it, although it doesn't look like anybody there has a copy right now, but don't despair. You never know when one might pop up.

      In the mean time, we now have a Capitol Records ID number to aid us: 1168

      Here is a site that has links for various vintage record vendors:

      I did a quick search of all those sites, save the Facebook one (because you have to be a member), and didn't find a copy, but that doesn't mean there won't be one in the future.

      This album has "Pigskin Polka," but not the flip side tune:

      While you're waiting, somebody put Pigskin Polka on YouTube:

      The Pigskin Polka (1950) - Gordon MacRae
      Capitol Records 1168 78 rpm
      orchestra directed by Frank DeVol
      with The Ewing Sisters and Two Sharps and a Natural

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