[78-L] Happy Birthday
jeffsultanof at gmail.com.invalid
Mon Nov 20 11:41:56 PST 2017
I've learned the hard way that very often, lists of studio singers were not
kept for a number of these sessions. My mentor was a group singer for
years, and his name very rarely shows up on session listings. The musicians
are listed because the labels had to file contracts with either Local 802
(New York) or Local 47 (Los Angeles). I remember when Phil Schaap called
Ray Ellis to find out the names of the singers on Billie Holiday's "Lady in
Satin" because Columbia did not have a listing of them. He lists a singer
named Lois Winters in the CD reissue, but I contacted him to tell him her
name was Lois Winter without the S. I knew many of the singers from the 50s
and 60s, and its a pity I didn't formally interview many of them, as they
had some wonderful stories!!
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:54 PM, <kil at roadrunner.com.invalid> wrote:
> Thanks for the correction, David. I have the label number but never
> thought to double check the date.
> Here's another question for you and anyone on the list:
> I guess I haven't listened to Frank Sinatra's BALI HA'I in years, but was
> quite impressed with it. Does anyone have any idea what vocal group backed
> him? No indication on the label. No information on a complete Sinatra
> sessionography I found on the web although it lists everybody else there
> that day. Also no info on the steel guitarist whom I suspect may be part
> of the group. The group is not heard on the flip side, SOME ENCHANTED
> EVENING. It is found on Columbia 38446. Strange that no information is
> available from such a late date, (1949).
> >David Lennick wrote:
> > Certainly would have been on 78. And this is years before the song
> became Fly
> > Me To The Moon. Actually it was recorded in April 1954.
> > On 11/20/2017 8:56 AM, kil at roadrunner.com. wrote:
> > > Happy 93rd birthday to Kaye Ballard.
> > > She did IN OTHER WORDS on Decca in 1951. I found it on 45 and assume
> it was also pressed on 78.
> > > RayK
> > >
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