Best of the Ink Spots [Half Moon]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Ink Spots were the first modern black vocal group, and although chiefly known for their wonderful harmonies, which bridged the gap between 1940s pop styles and the street corner doo wop styles of the 1950s, they were also a self-contained band, and a versatile one. Led by lead singers Deek Watson and Bill Kenny whose other worldly high tenor and mannered diction put him in a class by himself, and grounded by Hoppy Jones' innovative and often improvised talking-bass vocal lines, the Ink Spots charted nearly 50 Top 40 singles beginning with "If I Didn't Care" in 1939. The Best of the Ink Spots collection works as a decent introduction to this wonderful group. Highlights...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Ink Spots were the first modern black vocal group, and although chiefly known for their wonderful harmonies, which bridged the gap between 1940s pop styles and the street corner doo wop styles of the 1950s, they were also a self-contained band, and a versatile one. Led by lead singers Deek Watson and Bill Kenny whose other worldly high tenor and mannered diction put him in a class by himself, and grounded by Hoppy Jones' innovative and often improvised talking-bass vocal lines, the Ink Spots charted nearly 50 Top 40 singles beginning with "If I Didn't Care" in 1939. The Best of the Ink Spots collection works as a decent introduction to this wonderful group. Highlights include a fine version of Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and a completely modern take on Leroy Carr's "When the Sun Goes Down," recast here as a pop blues with harmonies that would make the Beach Boys blush.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2001
  • Label: Half Moon Uk
  • UPC: 008811165529
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 50,391

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ink Spots Primary Artist
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Allan Flynn Composer
Frank Madden Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Vintage Tunes

    Really enjoyed some of the songs on this CD, but the sound quality is not that great. Also, every song starts the same. Don't know if that's just trademark Ink Spots or not. Overall, a fun CD to listen to occasionally.

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