Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

by The Ink Spots

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Overview

Cocktail Hour

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."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Columbia River Ent.
UPC: 0723724115026
catalogNumber: 218066

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ink Spots   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   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
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

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