FORGOTTEN FACES, FORGOTTEN NAMES ©1999JCMarion
Charlie Applewhite - A Milton Berle protege who was featured prominently on his TV show, Applewhite charted briefly in 1954 with three tunes recorded for Decca - "Cabbages And Kings", "This Is You", and "No One But You".
The Bell Sisters - aged 15 and 11, they had their day in the sun in 1952 with three records that did well for RCA Victor. "Bermuda" and a cover of "Wheel Of Fortune" made it to the top ten, while "Hambone" with Phil Harris was a moderate hit.
Richard Bowers - An army NCO stationed in post war Japan recorded "Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)" with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and "Baby Let Me Kindle Your Flame" both for Columbia in 1953.
Owen Bradley - A keyboardist and combo leader, he charted twice for Coral Records. "Blues Stay Away From Me" with vocals by Jack Shook and Dottie Dillard, and "Third Man Theme" from the movie.
Norman Brooks - Canadian singer with uncanny vocal likeness to Al Jolson. Charted in 1953 with "Powder Your Face With Sunshine" and "You Shouldn't Have Kissed Me The First Time" both on the Zodiac label.
Champ Butler - Columbia Records vocalist who had a hit with a cover of Del Woods' "Down Yonder". Also covered Billy Eckstine on "I Apologize" and Eddy Howard on "Be Anything", all in 1951.
Toots Camarata - Two brief hits in the early fifties for this trumpeter, musical director for Decca Records and later Walt Disney Studios. Decca versions of "Veradero" and "Return To Paradise" from the movie, were his only chart appearances.
Bob Carroll - Big voiced baritone former big band singer who had moderate hit for Derby in 1953 "Say It With Your Heart" and followup "A Little Love".
Don Cherry - Decca Records vocalist broke in with a big hit version of "Thinking Of You" in 1950 (a national #4 record) and followed it up with "Vanity" a good sized hit. "Belle Belle My Liberty Belle" was his last and soon he left music to try his hand as a professional golfer.
Bill Darnell - Former band singer with Bob Chester had brief chart appearances on Coral with a cover of Red Foley's "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" and "M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I" with The Heathertones in1950, and reappeared three years later on Decca with "Tonight, Love".
Clark Dennis - Tenor ballad singer had a decent hit with a cover of the Harmonicats "Peg 'O My Heart" for Capitol in 1947. Did "Galway Bay" in 1949 also for Capitol and returned five years later on the Tiffany label with "Grenada" covering the Frankie Laine hit.
Hal Derwin - Former vocalist with Les Brown had good sized hit in 1946 on Capitol of "The Old Lamplighter", briefly charted with "My How The Time Flies" with The Hi-Liters on Capitol in 1947 and the following year with "Worry Worry Worry".
Helene Dixon - Vocalist with Okeh Records in 1953 with a cover of Trudy Richards tune "The Breeze" and later that year "Don't Call My Name".
Don Dick 'n Jimmy - Vocal instrumental trio on the Crown label with two chart records in 1954 - "Angela Mia" and "That's What I Like".
Bill Farrell - Featured on Bob Hope radio show and recorded for MGM Records. "Circus" in 1949, "a cover of Don Cornell's "It Isn't Fair" in 1950, and a cover of Guy Mitchell's "My Heart Cries For You" in 1951 were his charted records.
Dolores Gray - Singer and dancer also starred on stage and in movies. had four records for Decca in the early fifties that made the charts. "Shrimp Boats" in 1951 was her best, followed in 1953 by "Kaw-Liga" and "Big Mamou", and finally 1954's "Lost In Loveliness" from the film "The Girl In Pink Tights".
Pete Hanley - Singer had two hits for Okeh Records in 1953 - "Big Mamou" the original pop music version of the Louisiana Cajun tune and "Help Me Mend A Broken Heart".
Gloria Hart - Former Art Kassel vocalist charted with "Oh How I Love You" for Sharp in 1951 and "I Would Rather Look At You" for Mercury in 1952.
Bob Houston - Former big band singer recorded for MGM Records in 1947 and produced "A Time For Humming" and "That Lucky Old Sun" both with Russ Case Orchestra.
June Hutton - Not related to Betty or Marion Hutton, but sister of band leader Ina Ray Hutton and later wife of Axel Stordahl. Had three charted records for Capitol in 1953 - "Say You're Mine Again", "No Stone Unturned" and "For The First Time".
The Johnston Brothers - Vocal quartet who recorded for London Records and had two brief chart appearances in 1954 with "Crystal Ball" and "The Bandit".
Lisa Kirk - Appeared in many Broadway musicals from the 40s and 50s including Kiss Me Kate. In early fifties recorded for RCA Victor with "Dearie" with Fran Warren, "The Old Piano Roll Blues" with Eddie Cantor, "Boomerang" and "Ohio".
The Lancers - Vocal group with the Van Alexander Orchestra who charted with Trend Records on "Sweet Mama Treetop Tall" and "Stop Chasing Me Baby" in 1953 and on Coral in 1954 with "Mr. Sandman".
Bob Manning - Baritone vocalist with a hit version of "The Nearness Of You" with Monty Kelly in 1953. Following up in the same year were "All I Desire" and "Venus de Milo" all for Capitol Records.
The Mulcays - A harmonica group that charted twice on the Cardinal Records label. In 1953 with "My Happiness" and the following year with "Alabamy Bound".
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