The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 112

Vocal Group Delight

I must say I don't play vocal groups too often, so here's an effort to make up for that and please the doowop affectionados on here. Today some of the best, as always from the thirties to the early fifties - so before the boom of streetcorner groups of the late fifties and early sixties.

There's a few real outstanding songs among them, including one that sounds like being accompanied by a bunch of muted trumpets, but it's the vocal group itself mimicking that sound. And I saved one of the best for last, the original version of a long-time favourite of mine that I know for many, many years.



  1. The Shadows - I'll Never, Never Let You Go
  2. Ella Fitzgerald & the Mills Brothers - Big Boy Blue
  3. Savannah Churchill & The Striders - When You Come Back To Me
  4. The Four Blues - Oh Daddy, Please Bring That Suitcase In
  5. The Four Tones - Satchel Mouth Baby
  6. The Four Tunes - Don't Cry Darling
  7. The Four Clefs - Love Has Come My Way
  8. Madeline & The Three Varieties with Earl Hines - It Had To Be You
  9. The Dixie-Aires - Go Long
  10. The Basin Street Boys - Josefine
  11. Louis Armstrong & The Mills Brothers - W.P.A
  12. The Five Blazes - Every Little Dream
  13. The Five Red Caps - Just For You
  14. Savannah Churchill & The Striders - Once There Lived A Fool
  15. The Jubalaires - It Ain't What You Want That Does You Good
  16. The Velvetones - Reverse The Charges
  17. The Three Peppers - Fuzzy Wuzzy
  18. The Ink Spots - Do I Worry


  • Wild Bill Moore Sextette - Bongo Bounce
The following music served as background music during the spoken parts:
  • Kirk Kirkland - The Saxaphone Rag
  • Al 'Cake' Wichard Sextette - Piece Of Cake
  • Buddy Johnson - Down Yonder
  • The Four Clefs - Dig These Blues
  • Lloyd Glenn - Chocolat Drop
  • The Tams - Do I Worry