Cocktail Hour

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Vocal harmony quartet the Ink Spots form a kind of link between the show tune-influenced pop styles of the 1940s, and the street corner, rock & roll-influenced doo wop styles of the 1950s. Lead singer Bill Kenny's impossibly high, quavering tenor and mannered diction take some getting used to, but his singing approach is what made the Ink Spots fly when combined with Hoppy Jones' innovative, and often improvised, bass vocal lines. Their first hit, the ballad "If I Didn't Care," released in 1939, set off an amazing run of nearly 50 charting songs before the original group dissolved in 1952. This double-disc set is all hits, all the time, including "If I Didn't Care," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Vocal harmony quartet the Ink Spots form a kind of link between the show tune-influenced pop styles of the 1940s, and the street corner, rock & roll-influenced doo wop styles of the 1950s. Lead singer Bill Kenny's impossibly high, quavering tenor and mannered diction take some getting used to, but his singing approach is what made the Ink Spots fly when combined with Hoppy Jones' innovative, and often improvised, bass vocal lines. Their first hit, the ballad "If I Didn't Care," released in 1939, set off an amazing run of nearly 50 charting songs before the original group dissolved in 1952. This double-disc set is all hits, all the time, including "If I Didn't Care," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and a wonderful loose romp through "Cow Cow Boogie."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2001
  • Label: Columbia River Ent.
  • UPC: 723724115026
  • Catalog Number: 218066

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ink Spots Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Johnny Hodges Composer
Harry James Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Marks Composer
Don Raye Composer
Billy Reid Composer
Leon René Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Dick Robertson Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Wendy Rene Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Don George Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Fred Fisher Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
Ben Oakland Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Alan Stranks Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Nelson Cogane Composer
Stanley Cowan Composer
Milton Drake Composer
Allan Flynn Composer
Bobby Worth Composer
Sammy Mysels Composer
Frank Madden Composer
Alexander Scott Composer
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