ORIGINAL INK SPOTS ACTIVITIES BY DATE: Jan/41 - Dec/43

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(For matrix, record and CD numbers and other details of all recordings see Discography)

1941   1942  1943



 
 

DATE 
ACTIVITY

PLACE

SONGS (if known) 

OTHER ARTISTS (if known)

COMMENTS

[SOURCES] 

1-7Jan/41  Michigan, Detroit, MI  see 31Dec/40 
? 1941 Radio, NBC, unknown date A test pressing exists that has all or part of the listed songs.
-Shout, Brother, Shout
-Nothin'
-My Prayer
-I'm Gettin' Mighty Lonesome for You
10-16Jan/41  Chicago, Chicago, IL  w/Paul Gerrits, The Stuart Morgan Dancers, Lathrop Bros. & Virginia Lee, Chicago Theatre Ballet in (a) Harlem Magic, and (b) Moon Silhouette. Movie: Santa Fe Trail. [Chicago Tribune, 9Jan/41] 
18-23Jan/41  Royal, Balt., MD  W/Evelyn Farney, Bill Bailey, Myra Johnson. [Variety, 15Jan/41] 
23Jan/41  Recording date-song: 
-Please Take A Letter Miss Brown  Per Whitburn this song reached 25th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 1 week. 
24-30Jan/41  Earle, Phil., PA-songs:  w/Tip, Tap & Toe; Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James and Jimmy Mitchell. Movie: Trail of the Vigilantes. [Philadelphia Tribune, 23Jan/41, p.13] "Earle-chalked up a new high for the season with $29,400 for the week ended Thursday (30)-Gross topped the New Year's Eve week by $400 despite the fact that the week was marked by rain, snow, and cold." [Billboard, 8Feb/41] 
-Java Jive 
-We Three 
-Who**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Maybe 
-If I Didnít Care 
31Jan-2Feb/41  Adams, Newark, NJ  W/Joan Woods, Del Rios, Henny Youngman, Teddy Powell Orch., Jimmy Blair, Ruth Gaylor. Movie: You're Out Of Luck. [Variety, 29Jan/41 & Newark Evening News, 31Jan/41] 
4Feb/41  Recording date-songs: 
-Driftwood 
-Weíll Meet Again 
15Feb/41  IS arrive by rail in Los Angeles and are welcomed at the station by, "-a reception committee from Central Avenue, headed by Bill Heflin and this writer[Earl J. Morris]  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 22Feb/41] 
17Feb/41  "Monday night, Curtis Mosby of the Club Alabam, kept the ball a-rolliní with a cafe reception for the boys and their charming wives."  Reception show featured tenor Jimmie Millar, the Hi-Hatters dance trio, the Four Tones vocal group and Shirley Howard. [The Pittsburgh Courier, 22Feb/41] 
22Feb/41  Bill Kenny is named top male vocalist in Pittsburgh Courierís National Band Contest for 1940 followed by second place singer James Rushing.  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 22Feb/41] 
26Feb-11?Mar/41  Movie, "The Great American Broadcast"-songs:  20th Century Fox movie featuring Alice Faye, John Payne and Jack Oakie with the Four Ink Spots and the Nickolas Bros., rehearsals for the picture begin Wednesday, 26Feb/41 [The New York Amsterdam News, 1Mar/41] "-the Four Ink Spots click in their three opportunities with their typical harmonies." [Variety, 30Apr/41] 
-If I Didnít Care/Alabamy Bound 
-Where You Are  IS provided back up for Alice Faye & John Payne. Only known back up performance. 
-Iíve Got A Bone To Pick With You 
27Feb/41  Radio-Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby-songs:  Available on record and CD Ė see Discography 
-Pork Chops and Gravy 
-Do I Worry 
14-17 Mar/41  Palace, Akron, OH  Beginning of post-movie tour in Akron, OH [The Afro-American, 15Mar/41] 

W/Sunset Royal Orch. featuring Froshine Stewart, Moke & Poke, Miller Bros. & Lois. Movie: Meet Boston Blackie. [Akron Beacon Journal, 16Mar/41] 

18-20 Mar/41  Palace, Youngstown, OH-songs included:  W/Sunset Royal Orch. featuring Froshine Stewart, Moke & Poke, Miller Bros. & Lois. Movie: Meet Boston Blackie. [Youngstown Daily Vindicator, 17Mar/41] 
-I've Got A Bone to Pick With You 
-We Three 
-Java Jive 
21-27 Mar/41  Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 4 stage shows a day starting at 1:45PM. 40cents to 6PM, then 55cents.  W/Sunset Royal Orch. with Froshine Stewart, Bud Harris & Co., Moke & Poke, The Three Lightning Flashes. Movie: Free and Easy. [Milwaukee Journal, 20Mar/41] 
-We Three  
-Do I Worry?  
28Mar-3Apr/41  Fox, St. Louis, MO-songs included:  W/Sunset Royal Orch. directed by Wheeler Morgan (Moran) and featuring Froshine Stewart and an all-sepian stage full of stars. Movie: A Girl A Guy and A Gob. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 27Mar/41] 
-Who** (no known version of this song by IS) 
-If I Didnít Care 
4-6Apr/41  Orpheum, Davenport, IA-songs:  W/their NBC Orch. conducted by Wheeler moran featuring vocalist Francine Stewart; Moke & Poke, Ross & McCain in "Sepia Wonders of the Dance." Movie: The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance. [The Daily Times, Davenport, 3&5/41] 
-We Three 
-Pork Chops 'N' Gravy 
-Your Feet's Too Big 
-If I Didn't Care 
7-8Apr/41  Orpheum, Madison, WI, 4 shows daily starting at 2:25PM. 35cents to 6PM, then 50cents.  W/Sunset Royal Orch. conducted by Wheeler Moran with Froshine Stewart, Moke & Poke, Joe Murphy. Movie: Mr. Dynamite. [Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, 7Apr/41] 
9-10Apr/41  Coronado, Rockford, IL  W/The Sunset Serenaders, Moke & Poke, Ross & McCain, Froshine Stewart. Movie: Meet Boston Blackie. [Rockford Register-Republic, 8Apr/41] 
12Apr/41  Tromar or Tom Archer's Ballroom, Des Moines, IA  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41, Variety, 26Mar/41] 
13Apr/41  Frog Hop, St. Joseph, MO, Dancing 9 to 1, admission 75 cents plus taxes.  W/their NBC Orch. [St. Joseph Gazette, 5Apr/41; St Joseph News-Press, 13Apr/41] 
14Apr/41  Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
15-16 Apr/41  Orpheum, Wichita, KA-songs included:  W/NBC Sunset Royal Orch featuring Froshine Stewart and an All Sepia Revue. Movie: The Lady with Red Hair. [The Wichita Morning Eagle, 14&16Apr/41] 
-Maybe 
-If I Didn't Care 
17Apr/41  Casa Loma Ballroom or Crystal Club Park, Tulsa, OK  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41 & Variety, 26Mar/41] 
18Apr/41  Trianon Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK  Oklahoma City advertisement 
19-20 Apr/41  Ft. Worth Casino, Fort Worth, TX  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
21Apr/41  Library Auditorium, San Antonio, TX, Dance. A Fisher-Tease attraction. Advance tickets, 90 cents available from Aycock pharmacy, W. H. Leonard pharmacy, A.K.Leonard Drug store, Life Saver grill, Avalon grill. White patrons may secure tickets at the Alamo Piano Company. Admission at the door will be $1.10-songs:  W/the Sunset Royal Orch. "Some 1,700 patrons - who poured into San Antonio from all of Southern Texas - were enthralled and thrilled- The Spots sweet ballads, their jiving, their clowning, their hard work won them a permanent spot in the hearts of the capacity crowd that had waded through mud and rain, and had braved some of San Antonio's worst spring weather- At least 500 patrons were white." [San Antonio Register, 18&25/41] 
-If I Didn't Care 
-It's Funny to Everyone But Me 
-Just For A Thrill 
-My Prayer 
-We Three 
-I'm Only Human 
-Whispering Grass 
-Java Jive 
22Apr/41  City Auditorium, Houston, TX  W/Sunset Royals Orch., Francine Stewart. [Houston Informer, 19Apr/41] 
23Apr/41  City Auditorium, Galveston, TX  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
24Apr/41  Cotton Club, Port Arthur, TX  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
25Apr/41  Iberia Perish Train Sch.?, New Iberia, LA  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
26Apr/41  Deareís, New Iberia, LA  W/their NBC Orchestra. [Weekly Iberian, 24Apr/41] 
27Apr/41  Rhythm Club, New Orleans, LA  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
28Apr/41  Temple Roof Garden, Baton Rouge, LA  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 12Apr/41] 
29Apr/41  Palace Park, Shreveport, LA, Reserve Section For White, Advance admission 85 cents, RAIN OR SHINE, Pete Harris and Dennis Lyles sponsors.  [The Shreveport Sun, 26Apr/41] 
30Apr/41  Club Aristocrat, Little Rock, AK  W/their 14-piece orch. Picture in advert. of "Bill Kenny, Soloist". [Gazette, Little Rock, 30Apr/41] 
1May/41  Armory, Jackson, TN  W/ their NBC Orch. Special reserved section for white spectators - 55 cents. Concert and dance starts at 9P.M. - colored tickets 85 cents. [Jackson Sun, 1May/41] 
2May/41  Beale Ave. Auditorium, Memphis, TN  W/their NBC Orch. Spectator tickets at Bond Music Co. Colored advance tickets at Clark Hotel and South Memphis Drug Store. [Memphis Commercial Appeal, 2May/41] 
3May/41  St. Louis, MO? [The Pittsburgh Courier, 26Apr/41] 
4May/41  Indiana Roof, Indianapolis, IN  W/ their NBC Orch. featuring Froshine Stewart. [The Indianapolis News, 1May/41] 
5May/41  Paramount, Hamilton, OH, Monday afternoon and evening  W/Sunset Royal Orch. featuring vocals by Francine Stewart. Movie: The Man Who Lost Himself. [Hamilton Journal - The Daily News, 3May/41] 
6May/41  Palace, Marion, OH  W/ their NBC Orch. Movie: The Invisible Woman. [The Star, Marion, OH, 26Apr/41] 
7May/41  Valley Dale, Columbus, OH  W/their 15 piece orch., 90 cents plus tax. [The Columbus Dispatch, 6May/41] 
8May/41  Sunset Terrace, Indianapolis, IN  W/their NBC Orch. [The Indianapolis Recorder, 19Apr/41] 
9-15 May/41  Regal, Chicago, IL-songs included:  W/their Sunset Royal Orch. and Big Revue. Movie: Youíre the One-Advertisement [Chicago Tribune, 8 & 10May/41] The Chicago Defender reports that singing and dancing comedy sensations Moke & Poke; Sepia wonders of the dance Ross & McCain were included in the revue. [10May/41] 
-Iíve Got A Bone To Pick With You 
-Alabamy Bound 
16May/41  12:00 Noon, Sears, Ink Spots autograph their Decca records which can be purchased for 35 cents or 3 for $1.  
Virginia, Champaign, IL, 4 continuous performances, 1:45 to 11:30 P.M. W/their NBC Orch.[News Gazette (Champaign), 15May/41] 
17May/41  Miramar Ballroom, Gary, IN  W/their NBC Orch. 9:30 until ? [The Gary American, 16May/41] 
18May/41  Graystone, Detroit, MI  Advertisement indicates one night only with their orch. and 20 artists [Detroit Free Press, 17May/41] The Pittsburgh Courier reports 18-19May at the Graystone? [17May/41] 
20May/41  Trianon Ballroom, Cleveland, OH  Advertisement indicates 75 cents admission [Cleveland Call and Post, 10May/41, p.10] 
21May/41  Market Auditorium, Wheeling, WV  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 17May/41] 
22May/41  Toledo, OH  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 17May/41] 
23May/41  Paramount, Middletown, OH, 4 shows at 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:15. Matinee - 33 cents, evening - 44 cents  W/their 16 Piece Sunset Royal Orch. Movie: Escape To Glory. [The Middletown Journal, 22&23May/41] 
24May/41  Sunset Park, Carrolltown, PA or Beckley Arena, Beckley, WV?  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 17May/41 - Carrolltown; Variety, 30Apr/41 - Beckley] 
25May/41  Armory, Danville, VA, dance and show. Sunset Royal Orch. will begin playing at 15 minutes after midnight for one hour, they Ink Spots will do 15 minute show. This will be repeated 4 times. "Dancers will have plenty of dancing time and the white spectators will get plenty of entertainment from the Spots."  W/Sunset Royal Orch. [Danville Register, 25May/41] 
26May/41  Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC 
27May/41  Armory, Charlotte, NC  Advertisement for "Colored Dance" has advance tickets: 65 cents - colored; 50 cents white spectators. Presumably blacks paid more because they could dance while whites could only watch and listen in a separate spectator area. [Charlotte Observer, 18May/41] 
28May/41  Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC 
29 (&30?) May/41  Follyís Pier, Charleston, SC  Advertisement indicates 9:30PM ĎTil ? Also, "Benefit Company L, W.L.I., S.C." [Charleston News and Courier, 29May/41] 
30May/41  Banquet Show-songs:  With Wheeler Moranís Sunset Royal Orch. [Billboard, 31May/41] 
-If I Didnít Care 
-Maybe 
-Do I Worry 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-Who**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Java Jive 
31May/41  Tybrisa Pier, Savannah Beach, GA - Dance, 75 cents incl. tax until noon Friday, $1 at door.  W/their NBC Orch. [Savannah Morning News, 28May/41] 
1Jun/41  Tybrisa Pier, Savannah Beach, GA - 3 Concerts, 2 afternoon @40cents and 1 evening @60cents  W/their NBC Orch. [Savannah Morning News, 28May/41] 
2Jun/41  Shrine Mosque, Atlanta, GA  W/Sunset Royal Swing Band. Dance for white patrons only. [Atlanta Constitution, 1Jun/41] 
3Jun/41  City Auditorium, Atlanta, GA  W/Sunset Royal Swing Band. Dance for Negroes only with reserved section for whites. [Atlanta Constitution, 2&3Jun/41] 
4Jun/41 

State Teacher's College Gym, Concert & Dance, 8:30-12:30, Advance tickets 75 cents and last day $1.00, Montgomery, AL 

W/Sunset Royal Orch. [Variety, 28May/41 and poster] 
5Jun/41  My-Club, Cottondale, FL, opening of our new Patio-Dine and dance under the stars in the Spanish Garden.  W/their NBC Orch. [Jackson County Floridan, 23&30May/41] Apparently Cottondale was a gas station and hamburger stand until the war. Because the railways west from Jacksonville and north from Panama City intersected here, important people often had to wait between trains. During the war the area boomed and shows with name performers were offered.
6Jun/41  City Auditorium, Macon, GA , presented by Jean Oliver, show & dance  W/their NBC Orch.[The Macon Telegraph, 6Jun/41] 
7-8Jun/41  Jax Beach Pier, Jacksonville, FL, admission 75 cents Saturday and 25 cents Sunday, free tables and dancing. Sunday afternoon special concert plus evening shows Sat. & Sun.  W/their NBC Orch. directed by Wheeler Moran featuring Froshine Stewart. [The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, 6&7Jun/41] 
9Jun/41  Two Spot Night Club, Jacksonville, FL  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 7Jun/41] 
10Jun/41  Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fl or Sunshine Club, Daytona Beach or Orlando, FL  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 7Jun/41 & Variety, 28May/41] 
11Jun/41  Sunset Terrace, West Palm Beach, FL  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 7Jun/41] 
12Jun/41  Harlem Square Club, Miami, FL  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 7Jun/41] 
13Jun/41  Auditorium, Tampa, FL  [New York Amsterdam News, 14Jun/41] 
14Jun/41  Orlando Coliseum, Orlando, FL, advance tickets $1, at door $1.25, "Hear-See-Dance", 10 til 2.  [Orlando Reporter-Star, 11Jun/41] 
15Jun/41  Saunder's Warehouse, Valdosta, GA  [Variety, 11Jun/41] 
16Jun/41  Municipal Aud., Savannah, GA, Sponsored by the Harlem Club, Reserved Section for White Patrons.  W/their NBC Orch. [Savannah Morning News, 15Jun/41] 
17Jun/41  Palmetto Park, Augusta, GA, Advance tickets - 85 cents, Admission at gate - $1.10, Transportation from 9th and Gwinnett - Round trip 10 cents.  W/Sunset Royal Orchestra. [Augusta Chronicle, 17Jun/41; Variety, 11Jun/41] 
18Jun/41  Central Warehouse, Kinston, NC  [Variety, 11Jun/41] 
19Jun/41  Roanoke Aud., Roanoke, VA, Dance, 9:30 - 1:30, Advance tickets 85 cents, white spectators - 50 cents.  W/their Sunset Royal Orch. [Roanoke Times, 17Jun/41; Variety, 11Jun/41] 
20Jun/41  City Armory, Durham, NC, reservations for white spectators.  W/their NBC Orch.[The Durham Sun, 18Jun/41] 
21Jun/41  Harrison Auditorium, A & T College, Sat., Greensboro, NC. Concert, 8PM, gen. Admission 50 cents, reserved 75 cents. Dance, A & T College Gym, 9:15PM, admission $1, Spectators 75 cents-songs:  First area appearance. "Particularly liked were the showmanship antics of the quartet, the unusual blending of voices, the ease and fluency with which all songs were rendered, the jive of the Ivory Watson, master of ceremonies, and the remarkable compass of the voice of Billy Kenny, first tenor." [New York Amsterdam News, 21Jun/41 and Greensboro Daily News, 21Jun/41] 
-Java Jive 
-We Three 
-Brown Gal 
-Maybe 
-Knock-Kneed Sal 
-If I Didnít Care 
24Jun/41  Memorial Aud., Chattanooga, TN  [Variety, 18Jun/41] Grossed solid $3,315 from 2,968 Negro dancers at 75 cents and white spectators at 55 cents. [Variety, 2Jul/41] 
25Jun/41  Municipal Auditorium, Albany, GA  [The Albany Herald, Sunday, 22Jun/41; Variety, 18Jun/41] 
26Jun/41  Municipal Aud., Birmingham, AL  W/their 15-piece orch.[Birmingham News Age-Herald, 22Jun/41] 
27Jun/41  Paradise Ballroom, Nashville, TN  [Variety, 18Jun/41] 
28Jun/41  Beckley Arena, Beckley, WV?  Nothing in Beckley newspaper.[Variety, 18Jun/41] 
29Jun/41  Danceland, Buckeye Lake Park, OH  W/their Sunset Royal Orch. 50 cents plus tax. [The Columbus Dispatch, 27Jun/41] 
30Jun/41  Casa Loma Ballroom, Charleston, WV. Advance tickets $1, Tables, 25 cents per person, deposit required to hold tables. In event of rain, Dance held at Kanawha Skating Rink.  W/their NBC Orch.[The Charleston Gazette, 27Jun/41] 
1Jul/41  Memorial Hall, Dayton, OH  [The Dayton Forum, 27Jun/41 & Variety, 25Jun/41] 
2Jul/41  The Mansion House, Youngstown, OH  W/their Sunset Royal Orch. & Revue. [The Youngstown Daily Vindicator, 1Jul/41] 
3Jul/41  Nu Elm Ballroom, Youngstown, OH  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 28Jun/41] 
4-6Jul/41  Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ-songs:  Sunday-W/Dinah Shore, Three Sailors, The Jovelyns, Frankie & Jean Hubert, Goodrich & Nelson, Gae Foster Ballet, Pinky Lee, Bobby Hall & the Music Hall Orch. Movie: The Flames of New Orleans. Sunday lines were so long that movie was moved to another theatre and 8 vaud. shows scheduled with acts alternating in skipping performances. [Billboard?, Jul/41 & Evening Bulletin, Phil., 3&5 Jul/41] 
-Do I Worry 
-Brown Gal 
-If I Didnít Care 
25Jul/41  Recording date-songs: 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along 

 

Per Whitburn this song reached 24th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 1 week. 
-Hey, Doc 
30Jul-12Aug/41  Paramount, NYC-songs:  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell & Avery Parish; Stump & Stumpy, Bill Bailey. Movie: Shepherd of the Hills. [Billboard, 9Aug/41 & Variety, 6Aug/41] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I worry? 
-Brown Gal 
-V Stands for Victory  March-tempoed. No known version of this song by Ink Spots 
-If I Didn't Care 
12Aug/41  Recording date-songs: 
-It Isnít A Dream Anymore 
-Nothiní 
13-26Aug/41  Paramount, NYC-songs:  IS held over by popular demand - "-a rarity for this house-" - with a new show - Jerry Colonna; Claude Thornhill & His Orch. featuring Kay Doyle, Dick Harding & Bob Jenney; Lorraine & Rognan; Jack Williams. Movie: Kiss the Boys Goodbye. [Billboard, 23Aug/41] 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-Youíre Breaking My Heart All Over Again 
-Iím Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Alabamy Bound 
-Star-Spangled Banner  No known version of this song by Ink Spots 
18Aug/41  Radio Ė Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street  Listing at Library of Congress, no details (Is this the show hosted by Milton Cross where they sing If I Didnít Care and they name themselves as Kenny, Watson, Jones and Mackey? Did Mackey fill in for Fuqua in a 1941 show? IS say they had been together about 5 years on this broadcast.) 
21Aug/41  Recording date-song: 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire  Per Whitburn this song reached 4th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 10 weeks. 
27Aug/41  Recording date-song: 
-Donít Leave Now 
27Aug/41  Madison Square Gardens, 7th Annual Harvest Moon Ball Amateur Dancing Championships, 8:30PM, NYC. 55 teams that won 11 preliminary contests compete in 6 divisions - fox trot, waltz, rumba, tango, conga and Lindy hop. All profit used for youth camp expenses. Winners perform at Loew's State in NYC for 2 weeks starting next day.  Ink Spots were featured entertainers with Dinah Shore, Paul Draper, Rochester, Jerry Colonna, Xavier Cugat Orch., Charlie Spivak Orch., Ed Sullivan M.C. [NY Daily News, 27Aug/41]. 
29Aug-4Sep/41  Apollo, NYC-songs:  W/Sunset Royal Orch. with Wheeler Moran & Rosalie Stewart, Pauline Bryant, Spider Bruce, Sandy Burns, John Vigal, Froshiem Stewart, Eddie, Jack & Betty, Ralph Brown, Whiteyís Lindy Hop Champs, John Mason, Sandy Burns, Vivian Harris, Johnny Vigal, Dancing Boys. Movie: One Big Mistake. [Variety, 3Sep/41] 
-Java Jive 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-Do I Worry 
If I Didn't Care 
5-8Sep/41  Strand, Brooklyn, NYC-songs included:  W/Ella Fitzgerald & Her Orch. featuring Teddy McRae; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Three Sons of Guns. [Variety, 10Sep/41] 
-Star-Spangled Banner  No known version of this song by IS 
9Sep/41  Baseball Stadium, Norfolk, VA  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 30Aug/41] 
10Sep/41  Sewanee Baseball Stadium, Portsmouth, VA  [The Virginia-Pilot, Norfolk-PortsmouthSection,7Sep/41] 
11Sep/41  Roanoke Auditorium, Roanoke, VA, Dance, 9:30 - 1:30, Advance 85 cents, White Spectators 60 cents.  W/their Sunset Royal Orch. [Roanoke Times, 9Sep/41] 
12-18 Sep/41  Royal, Baltimore, MD  W/Walter Behr, Chuck & Chuckles, Eva Keys, Freddie Robinson, Flo Brown. Movie: Three Sons O' Guns. [Variety, 10Sep/41] 
19Sep-1Oct/41  Club Bali, Phil., PA  W/Iris Wayne, Franco & Beryl, Fred Roner, Gerardo Rumba Dancers, Alan Fielding Orch. [Billboard, 4Oct/41 & Phil. Record, 17Sep/41] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry? 
-Iím Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-Who**  No known version of this song by IS 
-If I Didnít Care 
21Sep/41  Lakewood Park Ballroom, Sunday, on Route 54 Barnesville, PA in Schuylkill Co. near Mahoney City. Dancing 9PM-1AM, Bus service and admission $1. Bus leaves Kulpmont-7:10, Mount Carmel-7:25, Centralia-7:35, Ashland-7:45. W/their Sunset Royal band. [Mount Carmel Item, Saturday, 20 Sep/41] The photos below were taken at this concert which was on Sunday between appearances at the Club Bali in Phil, PA.
2-8Oct/41  Little Rathskeller, Phil., PA  W/Lenny Kent, La Braum & Co., Dagmar, Guardsmen, DeLloyd McKay, Jackie Hill, Victor Hugo Orch. [Variety, 8Oct/41] 
6Oct/41 Recording date-songs:  
-Foo-Gee   
-Mine, All Mine, My, My   
-Mine, All Mine, My, My   
9-15Oct/41  Little Rathskeller, Phil., PA  W/Lenny Kent, Honey Breen, Guardsmen, DeLloyd McKay, Franco & Beryl, Victor Hugo Orch. [Variety, 15Oct/41] According to articles in Variety, 22Oct/41 and the Afro-American, 18Oct/41, Deek watson was badly beaten up in a fight with 2 sailors on Wednesday afternoon, 15 Oct. Watson charged that they made "slurring, vicious remarks." The sailors were arrested and turned over to the Navy authorities. The IS wound up their engagement as a trio but Deek was expected back within a week. 
12-Oct/41 New Haven Arena, New Haven CN, Sunday, afternoon 45-75 cents & evening shows W/Mitchell Ayres & His Orch., Meredah Blake, Johnny Bond, Gee Gee, Harry Ferrell, Marty Olsen and others. A Sunday appearance between shows at the Little Rathskeller in Phil., PA. Thanks to Austin Casey who found and provided us with proof of this appearance. [Meriden Record, 8Oct/41]
13Oct/41  Recording date-songs: 
-Someoneís Rocking My Dreamboat  Per Whitburn this song reached 17th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 1 week. 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
16-22 Oct/41  Hippodrome, Baltimore, MA-songs:  W/Louis Prima & Band featuring Sol Marcus, Jack Powers & Lilly Ann Carol, ventriloquist Bob Evans, Frank Frederico. Five shows a day instead of the usual 4 needed to handle crowds. Movie: Father Takes A Wife. [The Sun, Balt., 16Oct/41 & Billboard, 25Oct/41] 
-Java Jive 
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along 
-Iím Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-If I Didnít Care 
-The Star-Spangled Banner**  No known version of this song by IS 
24-30 Oct/41  Howard Theatre, Wash., DC  W/ Sunset Royal Orch., Anise & Aland, many others. Movie: Bowery Blitzkreig. [Washington Afro-American, 25Oct/41] 
28Oct/41  Howard University, Special Assembly program, Tuesday, AM  [New York Amsterdam News, 8Nov/41] 
31Oct-5Nov/41  Adams, Newark, NJ, starts 10:30AM-songs:  w/Erskine Hawkins & Orch. featuring Ida James, Avery Parrish & Jimmy Mitchell; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Flying Blind. [Variety, 5Nov/4 & Newark Star-Ledger, 31Oct/41] 
-I'm Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Who**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Java Jive 
-Hey, Doc 
-I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire 
-The Star-Spangled Banner**  No known version of this song by IS 
7-13 Nov/41  Stanley, Pittsburgh, PA-songs:  W/Erskine Hawkins Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell, Avery Parrish; Stump & Stumpy, Red & 

Curley. Movie: The Feminine Touch. [Variety, 12Nov/41 & The Pittsburgh Press, 7-8Nov/41] 

-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry? 
-Iím Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-If I Didnít Care 
-The Star-Spangled Banner**  No known version of this song by IS 
14-16 Nov/41  State, Hartford, CN-songs included:  W/Erskine Hawkins Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell, Avery Parrish; Stump & Stumpy, Red & 

Curley. Movie: Mercy Island. [Variety, 12Nov/41 & The Hartford Times, 14-15Nov/41] 

-Do I Worry 
-I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire 
17Nov/41  Recording date-songs: 
-Itís A Sin To Tell A Lie 
-Is It A Sin (My Loving You) 
18Nov/41  St. George, Staten Island, NY  [Billboard, 8Nov/41] 
19Nov/41  Bardavon, Poughkeepsie, NY  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Tuxedo Junction Orch., Jimmy Mitchell, Ida James, Stump & Stumpy, Avery Parrish. Movie: We Go Fast. 5 shows beginning at 1:45 p.m. and ending with a special Thanksgiving eve show at 11:30. [Poughkeepsie Eagle News, 19Nov/41] 
21-27 Nov/41  Earle, Phil., PA-songs:  W/Red & Curley, Moke & Poke, Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James & Jimmy Mitchell. Movie: Night of January 16. Show grossed $33,200 which topped the season record $32,500 for their show last January. [Billboard, 6Dec/41 & Phil. Record, 20 & 22Nov/41] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry? 
-I'm Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-If I Didnít Care 
Nov-Dec/41?  Buffalo, NY  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 1Nov/41] 
28Nov-4Dec/41  Palace, Cleveland, OH-songs included:  W/Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous Orch., Peg-Leg Bates, Moke & Poke. Movie: Ladies In Retirement. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 28 & 29Nov/41] 
-Java Jive 
-I'm Still Without A Sweetheart 
-If I Didn't Care 
-Do I Worry 
5-11Dec/41  Michigan, Detroit, MI-songs:  W/Red & Curly, Moke & Poke, Erskine Hawkins & His Orch., featuring Ida James & Avery Parrish. Movie: Look Whoís Laughing. 6 complete shows on Fri & Sat. [The Detroit News, 4 & 6 Dec/41]. Show drew $26,000 despite war tension. [Billboard, 20Dec/41] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry? 
-Keep Cool, Fool 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-If I Didnít Care 
-Tuxedo Junction**  No known version of this song by IS 
12-14 Dec/41  Paramount, Toledo, OH-songs included:  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Avery Parrish & Jimmy Mitchell, Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Buy Me That Town. [The Toledo Blade, 12 & 13Dec/41] 
-I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire 
26Dec/41-1Jan42  Chicago, Chicago, IL-songs:  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell and Avery Parrish; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Shadow of the Thin Man. [Billboard, 3Jan/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along 
-Iím Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Hey, Doc 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-If I Didnít Care 
31Dec/41  Radio-WEAF, 7:45PM  15 minutes, Wednesday [NY Times, 31Dec/41] 
2-8Jan/42  Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI  [Variety, 3Dec/41 & Mil. Journal, 21Jan/42] 
7Jan/42  Radio-WJZ, 7:45PM  15 minutes, Wednesday [NY Times, 7Jan/42] 
9-15Jan/42  Orpheum, Minn., MN-songs  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell and Avery Parrish; Moke (Poke in hospital), Red & Curley. Movie: Belle Starr. [Variety, 14Jan/42; Billboard, 24Jan/42] Grossed $17,000. [Billboard, 6Feb/43] 
-Keep, Cool, Fool 
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along 
-I'm Still Without A Sweetheart 
-Hey, Doc 
-I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire 
-If I Didn't Care 
16-19 Jan/42  Orpheum, St. Paul, MN  W/ Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell and Avery Parrish; Moke (Poke in hospital), Red & Curley. Movie: Wild Geese Calling. [Variety, 3Dec/41 & St. Paul Pioneer Press, 15Jan/42] 
20-22 Jan/42  Paramount, Des Moines, IA  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell and Avery Parrish; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Swing It Soldier. 5 shows daily, 40 cents before 2:00PM, 56 cents till 6:00, then 65 cents. [Des Moines Register, 20Jan/42] 
23-29 Jan/42  Orpheum, Omaha, NE-songs:  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell and Avery Parrish; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Design For Scandal. [Variety, 3Dec/41 & Morning World Herald, Omaha, 22 & 24 Jan/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along 
-Hey Doc 
-I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire 
30Jan-5Feb/42  Neuman, Kansas City, MO-songs included:  W/Erskine Hawkins & His Orch. featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell and Avery Parrish; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Glamour Boy. 35 cents till 1:00PM, 40 cents till 6:00PM & 50 cents after. [Kansas City Star, 30Jan/42; Variety, 4Feb/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry 
-I'm Still Without A Sweetheart 
Keep, Cool, Fool 
-I Donít Want To Set the World On Fire 
-Tuxedo Junction  Combine w/Hawkins Orch. "as a sock finale" 
6-7Feb/42  Palace, Peoria, IL  W/Floyd Campbell Band, Apus & Estrelita, Ross & McCain. Movie: Week End For Three. 45 cents till 5 & 55 cents after. [Peoria Journal-Transcript, 6Feb/42] 
8Feb/42  Rialto, Joliet, IL, 4 stage shows at 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40. 36 cents bargain hour 12 to 1 P.M. plus tax.  W/Floyd Campbell & Orch., Apus & Estrilito, Ross & McCain. Movie: International Squadron. [The Spectator, Joliet, 5Feb/42; Joliet Sunday Herald News, 8Feb/42] 
9Feb/42  Orpheum, Madison, WI  W/Floyd Campbell Band, Apus & Estrelita, Ross & McCain. Movie: Sealed Lips. [Variety, 14Jan/42 & Wisconsin State Journal, 8Feb/42] 
10-11 Feb/42  Coronado, Rockford, IL  W/Floyd Campbell Band, Apus & Estrelita, Ross & McCain. Movie: Cadet Girl. [Rockford Register-Republic, 9Feb/42] 
12Feb/42  South Bend, IN-songs included:  W/Floyd Campbell & His Famous Orch., Apus & Estrilita, Ross & McCain, and a host of musical stars. Movie: A Date With the Falcon. [The South Bend Tribune, 8 & 13Feb/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry 
-I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire 
13-19 Feb/42  Regal, Chicago  W/ Floyd Campbell & Band, Roos & McCain, Three Loose Nuts, Natís big brother, Eddie Cole? Movie: I Wake Up Screaming. [Chicago Tribune, 12Feb/42 & 15Feb/42] 
15Feb/42  IS visit the Grand Terrace Café but were not introduced by special request and few patrons knew they were there.  [Chicago Defender, 21Feb/42] 
20-26Feb/42  Paradise, Detroit  W/Their Sunset Royal Orch., Moke & Poke, Red & Curley, Pearl Bailey ("who sings very pleasantly"). Movie: A Tragedy At Midnight. [Detroit News, 20Feb/42] 
27Feb- 2Mar/42  Palace, Akron  W/Sunset Royal Orch., Peg-Leg Bates, Moke & Poke, Joyner & Foster. Movie: Blondie Goes to College. [The Akron Beacon Journal, 26 & 28Feb/42] 
3-5Mar/42  Palace, Youngstown, OH  W/Sunset Royal Orch., Peg-Leg Bates, Moke & Poke, Joyner & Foster. Movie: The Man Who Returned to Life. [The Youngstown Daily Vindicator, 2Mar/42] 
6Mar/42  Chestnut St. Auditorium, Harrisburg, PA 
7-11 Mar/42  Paramount, New Haven, CN, Defense Workers shows at 10:30AM Monday & Tuesday-songs included:  W/Doc Wheeler & His Sunset Orch. with Pearl Bailey, Red & Curley, Moke & Poke, Eddie Wittstein. Movie: The Wolf Man.[Variety, 11Mar/42 & New Haven Courier-Journal, 6Mar/42] 
-I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire 
12-18Mar/42  Hippodrome, Balt., MD-songs:  W/Ella Fitzgerald & Her Orch., Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: A Date with the Falcon. [Variety, 18Mar/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Do I Worry 
-Is It A Sin 
-Your Feet's Too Big 
-If I Didn't Care 
-Star-Spangled Banner  No known version of this song by IS 
19Mar-3Apr/42  Movie: Pardon MY Sarong starring Abbott & Costello, Hollywood, CA-songs:  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 21Mar/42] 
-Do I Worry? 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Dreamboat (Someoneís Rocking My Dreamboat)  Recording exists but not used in movie 
-Java Jive  Recording exists but not used in movie 
4-5Apr/42  Steel Pier, Atlantic City  W/Jimmy Dorsey Orch., Stuart Morgan Dancers, 4 Macks, Robbins Bros., Wally Brown, Eddie White. [Variety, 1Apr/42 & Phil. Record, 3Apr/42] 
6Apr/42  Coliseum, Cleveland, OH?  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 4Apr/42: Cleveland Call & Post, 4Apr/42] 
7Apr/42  Junction, New Brighton, PA  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 4Apr/42, Billboard, 4Apr/42] 
8Apr/42  The Elms Ballroom, Youngstown, OH  W/their Sunset Royal Orch. [The Youngstown Daily Vindicator, 7Apr/42] 
10-16 Apr/42  Chicago, Chicago, IL  W/Jinx Falkenburg, Lew Parker, Red Hodgson, The Jansleys, & Dorothy Hild 10-girl line. Movie: The Male Animal. [Chicago Tribune, 10Apr/42] Show drew $36,500 compared to house average $34,000 - low because IS appeared recently at New Years [Billboard, 25Apr/42] 
12Apr/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM, songs:  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 12Apr/42] 
17-23 Apr/42  Buffalo, Buffalo, NY  W/Ella Fitzgerald & Her Orch. featuring Taft Jordan & Tommy Mulford, Stump & Stumpy, Red & Curley. Movie: The Remarkable Andrew. [Buffalo Courier-Express, 16 & 18Apr/42; Buffalo News, 18Apr/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Hey Doc! 
-We'll Meet Again 
-Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat 
19Apr/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 19Apr/42] 
24-26Apr/42  Metropolitan, Providence, RI  W/Doc Wheeler & His Sunset Orch., Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Black Dragons. [The Providence Journal, 24Apr/42 & Variety, 22Apr/42] 
26Apr/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 26Apr/42] 
27-29 Apr/42  Plymouth, Wooster, MA  W/Erskine Hawkins Orch. featuring Jimmy Mitchell, Avery Parrish & Ida James, Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Skylark. [Worcester Daily Telegram, 24Apr/42] 
30Apr-6May/42  Boston, MA-songs:  W/Erskine Hawkins featuring Ida James, Jimmy Mitchell & Avery Parrish; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: My Favorite Blonde. 35 cents to 1:00PM, 50 cents till 5:00PM, 75 cents after. [The Boston Globe, 29Apr/42] 
-Weíll Meet again 
-Java Jive 
-Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree 
-Someone Is Rocking My Dream Boat 
-If I didnít Care 
-The Star-Spangled Banner**  No known version of this song by IS 
3May/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 3May/42] The songs were found on a private Federal Perma Disc showing this date. 
-Itís A Sin To Tell A Lie 
-Thatís When Your Heartaches Begin  Only a portion of this song was on the private disc. 
-Whispering Grass 
-Lamplighter Serenade  A tape copy from this disc is the only evidence we have that the IS ever performed this song. 
7-8May/42  Poli, Waterbury, CN, 4 complete stage shows, 1:20 - 4:00 - 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.  W/Erskine Hawkins Orch. featuring Jimmy Mitchell, Avery Parrish and Ida James; Moke & Poke, Red & Curley. Movie: Mokey. [Waterbury Republican, 6May/42]] 
9May/42  Paramount, New Britain, CN  [Billboard, 18Apr/42] 
10May/42  Paramount, Holyoke, MA?  [Billboard, 18Apr/42; but Billboard, 9May/42 has at Trenton Arena, Trenton, NJ on 10th!]] 
12May/42  Paramount?, Poughkeepsie, NY  [Billboard, 18Apr/42] 
May/42  Ft. Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ, USO  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 9May/42] 
May/42  Ft. Jay, Governors Island, NY, USO  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 9May/42] 
May/42  Mitchell Field, Long Island, NY, USO  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 9May/42] 
13-26 May/42  Paramount, NYC-songs:  W/Woody Herman & His Orch. featuring Carolyn Grey, Billie Rogers, The Woodchoppers, The Four Chips & Frankie Carlson; comedian Wally Brown, Bobby Lane & Edna Ward. Extra Added Attraction: The Four IS. Movie: This Gun Is For Hire. [New York Times, 13May/42] First week bagged a staggering $82,000 (house average $41,981) with $72,000 for second week. [Billboard , 30May & 6Jun/42] 
-Have A Heart, Josephine**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Weíll Meet Again 
-Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree 
-Do I Worry 
-The Star-Spangled Banner**  No known version of this song by IS 
17May/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 17May/42] 
19May/42  Recording date, NYC-songs: 
-Donít Tell A Lie About Me Dear (and I Wonít Tell the Truth About You) 
-Who Wouldnít Love You 
24May/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 24May/42] 
29May-4Jun/42  Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD-songs:  W/Mitchell Aires & Orch. featuring Warren Covington, Harry Terrell & Meredith Blake, Johnny Bond, Ray English. Movie: The Falcon Takes Over. [Billboard, 13Jun/42 & The Sun, Balt., 28May/42 Grossed nice $15,000 [Variety, 3Jun/42] 
-Have A Heart, Josephine**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Weíll Meet Again 
-Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree 
31May/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 31May/42] 
5-11Jun/42  Apollo, NYC-songs:  W/Doc Wheelerís Sunset Royal Band, Cholly & Dottie, Snakehips Davis, Tyler Thorne & Post, Batie & Tuffle. Movie: Black Dragons. [New York Amsterdam News, 6Jun/42] 
-Have A Heart, Josephine  No known version of this song by IS 
-We'll Meet Again 
-Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree 
-How 'Bout That Mess? [Philadelphia Independent, 14Jun/42]
-Is It A Sin? [Philadelphia Independent, 14Jun/42]
-Do I Worry 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
7Jun/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 7Jun/42] 
14Jun/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 14Jun/42] 
19-21 Jun/42  State, Hartford, CN  W/Lucky Millinder Orch. with Trevor Bacon, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pops & Louie. Movie: Moonlight Masquerade. [The Hartford Times, 18Jun/42] 
21Jun/42  Radio-WJZ, 6:45PM- is this the Sunday broadcast in the Library of Congress of unknown date (LOC record 63799, LWO 5833 GR2 12A) Jack McCarthy announcer, part of a program that regularly airs on Sundays and "summer evening music" is mentioned at one point. Bill, Hoppy, Charlie and Deek are all named during this show-songs:  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 21Jun/42] 
-If I Didn't Care, Theme 
-(I'm Getting Mighty) Lonesome For You 
-Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree  An interesting and very different arrangement than later 18Mar/44 radio broadcast. 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-Nothin' 
-Don't Leave Now Song not finished on broadcast 
23Jun/42  Recording date, NYC-songs: 
-Evíry Night About This Time  Per Whitburn this song reached 17th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 2 weeks. In addition, this song reached 6th place in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed there for 4 weeks. 
-Knock Me A Kiss  Rejected and never issued 
24Jun/42  Hill City Ballroom, New Granada Theater building, Pittsburgh  W/Sunset Royal Orch. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 24Jun/42] 
27Jun-4Jul/42  Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ-songs:  W/George Choos Revue, Helene Denizon, Four Senoritas, Sterner Sisters, Una Cooper, Catherine Harris, Gaudsmith Brothers, The Ghezzis, Monroe Brothers, Dick Dana, Charles Kemper, Harry Savoy, George Haggerty, Ben Yost Singers, Music Hall Orch. Also Martha Raye on Saturday with Ink Spots held over for a day when crowds so large Steel Pier had to stop admitting patrons. Movie: Henry and Dizzy. [Variety, 1Jul/42 & Evening Bulletin, Phil., 26Jun/42] 
-Have A Heart, Josephine**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree 
-Do I Worry? 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
4Jul/42  Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ-songs:  Ink Spots held over for the 4th show starring Martha Raye. W/Martha Raye, Dick Dana as MC, John McConnell's Orch., Ben Yost's Variety Singers, Ruthie Barnes, The Juvelys, Whitson Bros., Charles Kemper, Harry Savoy, George Haggerty. Movie: My Favorite Spy. 

The Steel Pier had to stop admitting patrons after added midnight show could not accommodate fans. [Varity, 8Jul/42] 

-Have A Heart, Josephine**  No known version of this song by IS 
-We'll Meet Again 
-Do I Worry 
5-?July/42  On holiday after Atlantic City  [The Pittsburgh Courier, 18Jul/42] 
28July/42  Recording date, NYC-songs: 
-Street of Dreams 
-Iíll Never Make the Same Mistake Again  Per Whitburn this song reached 19th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 1 week.
-Just As Though You Were Here  Per Whitburn this song reached 10th place in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed for 1 week. 
-If I Cared A Little Bit Less  Per Whitburn this song reached 20th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 1 week. 
In addition, this song reached 10th place in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed there for 1 week. 
-Donít Get Around Much Anymore  Per Whitburn this song reached 2nd place on the pop music charts and was listed for 28 weeks.
In addition, this song was in 1st place for 2 weeks in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed there for 28 weeks. 
-This Is Worth Fighting For  Per Whitburn this song reached 9th place in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed for 1 week. 
2Aug/42  Radio, "Star-Spangled Vaudeville", NBC, Red Network, 8:00-8:30PM,-songs:  W/Walter O'Keefe, Burns & Allen. [NY Times, 2Aug/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-If I Didnít Care 
3Aug/42  Ritz, Newburgh, NY, 4 stage shows at 2 - 4:35 - 6:30 - 9:05  W/Skinnay Ennis & His Orch. featuring Carmine, Willie Shore, Knight Sisters. Extra Added Attraction, Return engagement by Request, the 4 Ink Spots. Movie: Thru Different Eyes. [Newburgh News, 3Aug/42] 
4Aug/42  Navy Relief Show, Paramount, NYC  Others included Hazel Scott, the only other colored on the huge bill of stars. [The Pittsburgh Courier, 8Aug/42] 
5Aug-1Sep/42  Paramount, NYC-songs:  W/Skinnay Ennis & His Orch. featuring Carmene, Al Hendricksen & Clayton Case; Willie Shore, The Knight Sisters and extra added attraction, the IS. Movie: Holiday Inn. Due to record crowds, doors opened at 8 A.M. daily. [The New York Times, 5Aug/42] Grossed $84,500-$77,500-$76,000-$66,000 over four weeks. [Billboard, 22Aug, 5 & 12 Sep/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Donít Tell A Lie About Me Dear 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
26Aug/42  Madison Square Gardens, NYC, 8th Annual Harvest Moon Ball Amateur Dancing Championships.  Ink Spots were featured entertainers with Abbott and Costello, Harry James, dancers Paul & Grace Hartman, Gertrude Neisen, Eddie Cantor, Xavier Cugat & His Orch., Jerry Wald & His Orch., Ed Sullivan, MC. [NY Daily News, 27Aug/42]. 
4Sep/42 Radio, Armed Forces Radio, Command Performance, Program #29, New York, NY-song: Host, Tallulah Bankhead; announcer, Paul Douglas; other stars included Joan Edwards, Jane Froman, Gene Krupa & His Orch., Willie Howard, Colonel Stoopnagle & Art Carney.
-Java Jive
4-10 Sep/42  Apollo, NYC - Ink Spots set new all-time record during this performance per Pittsburgh Courier article, 3Oct/42  W/Lucky Millinder & His Band, Sister Tharpe, Trevor Bacon, Edward Sisters, Jesse & James, Tim Moore. [New York Amsterdam News, 5Sep/42] 
11-16 Sep/42  Adams, Newark, NJ-songs:  W/Lucky Millinder Orch., Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Peg Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Moonlight Masquerade. [Variety, 9Sep/42] Ink Spots break Harry James record for Adams [Pittsburgh Courier, 3Oct/42] 
-Java Jive 
-Every Night About This Time 
-Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
18-24 Sep/42  Fox, Brooklyn, NYC-songs:  W/Sister Tharpe, Peg Leg Bates, Morgan & Rogers, Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith, Lucky Millinder & His Orch. Movie: Sweater Girl. [New York Times, 18Sep/42 & Variety, 23Sep/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Evíry Night About This Time 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-"Apple Tree" 
-If I Didnít Care 
19Sep/42  Apollo, Brooklyn, NYC, Brooklyn Midnight Benefit Show  W/IS, Ralph Cooper, Bon Bons, Lucky Millinder, Alphonse Bounds, Spencerís Hard Rockers, Buddy Brown, Steve Pulliam, Chuck Gordon, Carmen Platt, Delores Swan, Gladys Quick, Moe & Joe, John Copper & Sam, Hawaiian Crescent Troubadours and others. [Amsterdam New York Star-News, 26Sep/42] 
22 Sep/42  Aquarium Restaurant, NYC  Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald (opening night), Four Keys plus Harvest Moon Ball winners guest during first 3 nights W/Johnny McGee & His Orch. with Alan Girard, Grace Wynne during opening week for restaurant. [The Afro-American, 19Sep/42; Downbeat, 1Oct/42; Variety, 23Sep/42] 
25Sep-1Oct/42  Earle, Phil., PA-songs:  W/Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Freddie Gordon & Timmie Rogers, Peg Leg Bates, Lucky Millinder & His Orch. Movie: Apache Trail. [Billboard, 3Oct/42 & Phil. Record, 25 & 26Sep/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Evíry Night About This Time 
-Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-If I Didnít Care 
2-8Oct/42  Stanley, Pittsburgh, PA  W/Sister Tharpe, Lucky Millinder & Orch. with Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith; Gordon & Rogers, Peg-Leg Bates. Movie: 'Tish'. [Variety, 30Sep &7Oct/42 & Pittsburgh Press, 2 & 3Oct/42] 
9-15Oct/42  Palace, Cleveland, OH  W/Sister Tharpe, Lucky Millinder & Orch., Gordon & Rogers, Peg-Leg Bates. Movie:Girl Trouble. [Variety, 7&14Oct/42; The Cleveland Press, 9&10Oct/42] 
16-23 Oct/42  Colonial, Dayton, OH-songs:  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Peg Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: The Mexican Spitfire's Elephant. [The Dayton Journal, 15Oct/42; Billboard, 24Oct/42] Show set Dayton record $14,300 all-time house high. [Billboard, 31Oct/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Evíry Night About This Time 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-If I Didnít Care 
17Oct/42  IS perform at Scrap Drive Show sponsored by downtown theaters, Victory Theatre, 9:00AM  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. Movie: You Can't Escape Forever. Children gained free admission by collecting 5 pounds or more of scrap and delivering to the yard at the back of the court house. [Dayton Journal, 16Oct/42] 
27-29 Oct/42  Palace, Columbus, OH-songs:  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Trevor Bacon & Tad Smith; Peg Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Strictly in the Groove. [The Columbus Dispatch, 26 & 28Oct/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Ev'ry Night About This Time 
-Hip, Hip, Hooray 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-If I Didn't Care 
30Oct-2Nov/42  Temple, Rochester, NY-songs:  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Trevor Bacon & Tad Smith; Peg Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Isle of Missing Men. [Rochester Times-Union, 29 & 31Oct/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Ev'ry Night About This Time 
-Hip, Hip, Hooray  No known version of this song by IS 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-If I Didn't Care 
1Nov/42  Radio-WJZ, 5:15PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 1Nov/42] 
3-5Nov/42  Stanley, Utica, NY  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Peg-Leg Bates. Movie: Sin Town. [Utica Observer, 3Nov/42] 
6-12 Nov/42  RKO, Boston, MA-songs:  W/Sister Tharpe, Peg Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers, Lucky Millinder & Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith. Movie: Wings and the Woman. [Boston Globe, 5Nov/42] 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Hip Hip Hooray**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Evíry Night About This Time 
-This Is Worth Fighting For 
-If I Didnít Care 
13-15 Nov/42  State, Hartford, CN-songs included:  W/Lucky Millinder Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Gordon & Rogers, Peg Leg Bates. [Variety, 11Nov/42; Hartford Times, 13&14Nov/42] 
-Ev'ry Night About This Time 
-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-If I didn't Care 
16-18Nov/42  Lyric, Bridgeport, CN  W/Lucky Millinder Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Gordon & Rogers, Peg Leg Bates, other acts. Movie: Get Hep To Love. [The Bridgeport Post, 16Nov/42] 
19-25 Nov/42  Central, Passaic, NJ  W/Lucky Millinder Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith; Gordon & Rogers, Peg Leg Bates. Movie: 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge. [Herald News, Passaic, 18Nov/42] 
26-29 Nov/42  Metropolitan, Providence, RI?  W/Lucky Millinder Orch. featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Trevor Bacon & tab Smith, Gordon & Rogers, Peg Leg Bates. Movie: Foreign Agent. [The Providence Journal, 26Nov/42; Variety, 25 Nov/42] 
Nov-Dec/42  RKO theaters around NYC  W/Tiny Bradshaw Orch. Week of one-nighters resulted in complaints by Paramount in NYC that local showings would injure Paramount. Gale adjusted future Paramount salary and one-nighters were allowed to proceed [Variety, 9Dec/42] 
11-17 Dec/42  Fayís, Phil., PA, continuous shows daily, noon to midnite.  W/Apus Brooks & Estrelita, Jim Wong Troupe, Johnson & Johnson, Al Cooper Orch. Movie: Underground Agent. Doubled the house average with $12,000 while Earle down for week. [Billboard, 26Dec/42; Phil. Tribune, 12Dec/42] One of Hoppyís children dies from a ruptured appendix and is buried during this appearance [The Pittsburgh Courier, 19Dec/42] 
31Dec/42  Broadway-Capitol, Detroit, MI  One of 2 New Yearís shows and IS reportedly rode bicycles between the two theaters. Same movie and entertainers at each theater as set out below. [Detroit News, 30Dec/42] 
31Dec/42-7Jan/43  Michigan, Detroit, MI-Deek catches pneumonia this week  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: 7 Days Leave. [Detroit News, 30Dec/42] 
2Jan/43 Radio, Armed Forces Radio, Command Performance, Program #45, New York, NY-song: w/Cab Calloway, Jascha Heifetz, Linda Darnell, Jane Froman, Abbott & Costello, Cass Daley.
-Java Jive  
8-14Jan/43  Chicago, Chicago, IL-Deek missing with pneumonia  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Road to Morocco. [Chicago Daily News, 8Jan/43] Grossed $48,000 in spite of 3rd week holdover movie that was expected to reduce gross. Exceeded $45,000 gross for second week with Les Brown Band and cut sharply into gross of Fats Waller at the Regal.. [Billboard, 23Jan/43] 
15-21 Jan/43  Riverside, Milwaukee, WI  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Eyes of the Underworld. [Milwaukee Journal, 14Jan/43; Downbeat, 15Jan/43] 
22-28 Jan/43  Orpheum, Minn., MN-songs: (only 3 IS as Deek is in Chicago hospital w/pneumonia)  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Nightmare. [Billboard, 13Feb/43] Grossed $20,000 despite sub-zero weather. Friday, Saturday & Sunday box office closed early because of crowds. [Minn. Star-Journal, 22Jan/43; Billboard, 13Feb/43] 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-If I Cared A Little Bit Less 
-Evíry Night About This Time 
-If I Didnít Care 
29Jan-4Feb/43  Orpheum, Omaha, Neb.  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith, Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Invisible Agent. Grossed $16,500-average for house. [Billboard, 20Feb/43] 
5-8Feb/43  Paramount, Des Moines, IA (still only 3 IS [Des Moines Register, 6Feb/43])  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Madame Spy. [Des Moines Register, 5Feb/43] 
9Feb/43  Orpheum, Springfield, IL  [Downbeat, 1 Feb/43] 
10Feb/43  Rialto, Joliet, IL  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Army Surgeon. [Joliet Herald-News, 9Feb/43] 
11Feb/43  Orpheum, Madison, WI  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Time To Kill. [Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, 10Feb/43; Downbeat, 1 Feb/43] 
12-18 Feb/43  Regal, Chicago, IL  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers, Mary Allen. Movie: 7 Sweethearts. [Chicago Tribune, 12Feb/43] 
19-25 Feb/43  Paradise, Detroit, MI  [Downbeat, 15Feb/43] 
26Feb-4Mar/43  Buffalo, Buffalo, NY-including special Swing Shift show, Thurs., 2 A.M. (still only 3 IS)  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Chetniks! [Buffalo Courier-Express, 26Feb/43] Grossed $24,600. [Billboard, 13Mar/43] 
5-10 Mar/43  Palace, Albany, NY-songs included (still only 3 IS):  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: Whistling in Dixie. [Albany Times-Union, 5Mar/43] 
-If I Didn't Care 
12-15 Mar/43  Palace, Akron, OH-songs: (only 3 IS)  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. Featuring Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith; Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Peg Leg Bates, Gordon & Rogers. Movie: No Place for a Lady. [Akron Beacon-Journal, 11&13Mar/43] 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-Every Night About This Time 
-If I Cared A Little Bit Less 
-If I Didnít Care 
16-18Mar/43  Palace, Youngstown, OH  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch., Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Gordon & Rogers, Peg Leg Bates. [Variety, 10 Mar/43] 
19-25 Mar/43  Circle, Indianapolis, IN-songs: (only 3 IS Ė Deek still in Detroit hospital)  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. Featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith; Peg Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Silver Skates. [Indianapolis Star, 19&20Mar/43] 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-Every Night About This Time 
-I Wouldnít Feel So Lonely  If I Cared A Little Bit Less? 
-If I Didnít Care 
26-28 Mar/43  Palace, Ft. Wayne, IN-songs: (review reads as if Deek is in show but subsequent appearances still have him missing in hospital) 

W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. Featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith; Peg Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Eyes of the Underworld. [Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 25&28Mar/43] 
Trevor Bacon has been "pinch-singing" with the Inkspots due to the illness of "Deak" Watson...[Philadelphia Independent, Stroller, 28Mar/43]

-Shout, Brother, Shout 
-Every Night About This Time 
-Street of Dreams 
-If I Didnít Care 
9-12Apr/43  Worth, Ft. Worth, TX - songs include: (only 3 IS as Deek still has pneumonia)  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch. Featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith; Peg Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Three Hearts for Julia. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9Apr/43]] Grossed $16,000 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
-If I Didn't Care 
13APR/43 Camp Hood, TX, show for the military W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley.
15-21 Apr/43  Majestic, Dallas, TX -songs included (only 3 IS). A special all-colored midnite show on 22 Apr was advertised separately and the entire theater was reserved for "colored." -songs included:  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Whistling in Dixie. [Dallas Morning News, 14Apr/43] Added extra show last day to help accommodate huge crowds. [Dallas Morning News, 21Apr/43] Grossed $28,000 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
-Evíry Night About This Time   
-If I Didnít Care 
18Apr/43 WFAA-WBAP radio, Showtime, 3:30-4:00, Sunday, Dallas, TX From the Majestic Theater with Lucky Millinder & His Orch. and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
21Apr/43 

Dallas Country Club, Dallas, TX - War Bond Rally with Bob Hope, Private Ben Hogan, Jerry Colonna and the Ink Spots. Ink Spots entertain participating golfers on every green during golf tournament. [Dallas Morning News, 20Apr/43]

Reception at Dallas Country Club Wednesday after rally. Ink Spots donated portfolio of their records that raised $150,000 at auction from Judge C. F. O'Donnell according to photo caption. [Dallas Express, May/43]
22-28 Apr/43  Metropolitan, Houston, TX (only 3 IS). A special all-colored midnite show at 11:45PM on 15Apr was advertised separately and the entire theater was reserved for "colored." -songs included:  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant. [Houston Informer, 17Apr/43 & Houston Post, 21 & 23Apr/43] Grossed $25,000 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
-Ev'ry Night About This Time 
-If I Didn't Care 
29Apr-5May/43  Majestic, San Antonio, TX, a special all-colored midnite show on 29 Apr at 11:45PM was advertised separately and the entire theater was reserved for "colored." W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Whistling In Dixie. [San Antonio Express, 29Apr/43] Grossed $37,000 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
6May/43  Auditorium, Beaumont, TX  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Grossed $7,584 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
7May/43  Million Dollar Pleasure Pier Auditorium, Pt. Arthur, TX  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Grossed $4,615 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
8May/43  Army Camp Engagement  [Pittsburgh Courier, 8May/43] 
9May/43  Auditorium, New Orleans, LA  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Grossed $5,633 [Billboard, 29May/43] 
11May/43  Auditorium, Birmingham, AL  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [The Birmingham News, Fri.,7May/43] Grossed $8,307. [Billboard, 29May/43] 
12May/43  Auditorium, Macon, GA, concert & dance.  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Grossed $4,865. [The Macon Telegraph, 9,10,12May/43; Billboard, 29May/43] 
13May/43  Auditorium, Atlanta, GA-songs included:  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Atlanta Constitution, 13May/43] 
-Evíry Night About This Time 
14May/43  Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN, Dance for colored, white spectators  W/Lucky Millinder Orch. with Trevor Bacon, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Red & Curley, Peg-Leg Bates. [Chattanooga Daily Times, 9May/43] Grossed $5,900. [Billboard, 29May/43] 
16May/43  Ashley Park, Charleston, SC, for the benefit of Civilian Defense Zone 1, Cooper River District, 4-Hour Floor Show & Entertainment.  W/Lucky Millinder Orch with Trevor Bacon & Tab Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Red & Curley, Peg-Leg Bates. [The News and Courier, Charleston, SC, 12&16May/43] 
25May/43  Legion Stadium, Pine Bluffs, AK-concert & dance.  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. White spectators reserved section - $1.10. 
26May/43  Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AK - Concert Hall, Stage Show - 8:15 to 10 P.M. for whites exclusively. Dance Hall - Show & Dance, (no white spectators) 10 P.M. to 2 A. M. for colored people exclusively.  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Arkansas Gazette, 22May/43] 
28May/43 Ft. Worth Casino, TX W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Dallas Express, 15May/43] 
31May/43  Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Kansas City Star, Wed., 30May/43] Huge crowd of 12,800 spectators. [Variety, 2Jun/43] 
1Jun/43  Orpheum, Springfield, IL  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. Movie: Lady Bodyguard. [Illinois State Journal, 1Jun/43] 
3Jun/43  Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO  W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. 10,000 fans attend. [St. Louis Argus, 28May/43; Chicago Defender, 12Jun/43] 
5Jun/43  Sunset Terrace, Indianapolis, IN  W/Lucky Millinder & Orch., Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Peg Leg Bates, Trevor Bacon. [Indianapolis Recorder, 29May/43] 
9Jun/43  Fountain Square, Bond Rally, Cincinnati, OH, early afternoon with entire show.

Music Hall, show at 8:30 followed by 4 hour dance at 10:30 in Music Hall Ballroom-songs included: 

W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Cincinnati Times Star, Pittsburgh Courier, 5Jun/43] 
-If I Cared A Little Bit Less 
-If I Didn't Care 
-Every Night About This Time 
13Jun/43 Roanoke Auditorium, Roanoke, VA. Afternoon concert at 3:15 P.M. Evening concert at 8:30 P.M. W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Concert Program]
14Jun/43  Armory, Durham, NC, Lath Alston presents, Show and Dance, Advance tickets $1.50, White spectators invited. W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Durham Morning Herald, 13Jun/43] Lucky Millinder in a local hospital recovering from stab wounds allegedly inflicted by a girl friend of one of the IS is reported to be much improved and able to return as bandleader in a couple of days. Stabbing said to occur in local hotel where IS and Millinder were staying when appearing as joint attraction. [Chicago Defender, 26Jun/43] 
16Jun/43 Mosque, Show and dance, Auditorium and Ballroom, Richmond, VA W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates, Red & Curley. [Washington Afro American, 5Jun/43]
16Jun/43 Laurel Gardens, Newark, NJ, for a dance engagement sponsored by the Lincoln Civic Association, Inc., W/Lucky Millinder & His Orch. featuring Trevor Bacon, Tab Smith & Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Peg-Leg Bates. [Washington Afro-American, 5Jun/43]
Jul/43  Three-week vacation prior to starting at Copacabana  [Chicago Defender, 21Aug/43] 
29Jul-?31 Aug/43  Copacabana, NYC-songs: (first black group to ever appear here [NY Amsterdam News, 4Sep/43])  W/Di Gatanos, Diane Davis, Kent Edwards, Ray Lynn, Gomez & Beatrice, Betty Jane Smith, Samba Sirens, Frank Marti Orch., Nat Brandwynne & Orch. [NY Herald-Tribune, 2Aug/43 & Billboard, 7Aug/43] 
-Java Jive 
-Youíll Never Know**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Ole Man Mose 
-Every Night About This Time 
-Donít Get Around Much Anymore 
-If I Didnít Care 
3Sep/43  Victory Square War Center, Official opening rally for the 350 members of the 1st Composite British Anti-Aircraft Battery  Bands: Johnny Long, Carmen Cavallero, Paul Asch, Abe Lyman. 

In addition to the Ink Spots, performers & stars included Ed Sullivan, Bert Lytell, Lucy Monroe, Kenneth Spencer, Murtaugh Sisters, Morton Downey, Ilona Massey, Ben Yost Singers, Jerry Lester, Barry Wood, Fats Waller. [NY Times, 3Sep/43] 

3-9Sep/43  Apollo, NYC-songs:  W/Eddie Robinson & His Band featuring Rhapsody Underhill, Ray Sneed, Jigsaw Jackson, Gaynor & Ross, Geo. Wiltshire, Pigmeat, Wivian Harris. Movie: False Faces. [Variety, 8Sep/43] 
-Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey 
-Youíll Never Know**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-I Canít Stand Losing You 
-If I Didnít Care 
8Sep/43  Madison Square Gardens, NYC, 9th Annual Harvest Moon Ball Amateur Dancing Championships.  Ink Spots were featured entertainers with Ed Sullivan, M.C., Mary Martin, Carole Landis, Dick Haymes, Phil Baker, Enric Madriguel Orch., Johnny Long Orch. [NY Daily News, 9Sep/43]. 
10-16 Sep/43  Earle, Phil., PA-songs:  W/Bobby Sherwood & His Band featuring Gwen Davies, Lyda Sue, Johnny Woods. Movie: Frontier Badmen. Grossed $28,000 [Billboard, 18 & 23Sep/43; Phil. Record, 10&11Sep/43] 
-Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey 
-Youíll Never Know**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-I Canít Stand Losing You 
-If I Didnít Care 
Sep/43  Copacabana, NYC  [Billboard, 25Sep/43; Downbeat, 15Sep/43] 
17-23 Sep/43  Howard, Washington, DC  W/Eddie Robinson Orch., Cook & Brown, Rene & Ernest Coleman, Rhapsody Underhill. [Washington Afro-American, 18Sep/43; Variety, 15Sep/43] 
24-26 Sep/43  Lyric, Bridgeport, CN, 4 stage shows starting at 1:30 P.M.  W/Georgie Kay, Bobbie Long, Ralph Fielder & Harriet, Gus Meyers Jr. & His Rhythm Kings, others. Movie: Hoosier Holiday. [The Bridgetown Post, 24Sep/43] 
29-30 Sep/43  Poli, Waterbury, CN, 4 stage shows daily.  W/Jackie Green, Bob Dupree &Charlo, Ann Anderson, Poli Rhythm Kings. Movie: The Mystery of the 13th Guest. [Waterbury Republican, 28Sep/43] 
1-7Oct/43  Stanley, Pittsburgh, PA  W/Clyde Lucas Orch., 3 Little Sisters, Lenny Gale, Paul Lewis, Patti Ross. Movie: Hitler's Madman. [Variety, 6Oct/43] Bernie Mackey fills in for Charlie Fuqua (while Charlie is in the army) beginning with this appearance. [Billboard, 9Oct/43 & Pittsburgh Courier, 16Oct/43] Ink Spots missed opening show in transit from Waterbury. [Variety, 6Oct/43] 
8-10 Oct/43  State, Hartford, CN-songs included:  W/Tony Pastor Orch. featuring Patti Powers & Johnny Morris, Ladd Lyon, Beatrice Howell. Movie: Nearly Eighteen. [Variety, 6Oct/43; Hartford Times, 8&9Oct/43] Jones is arrested by vice squad 9Oct and later charged with alleged sedition in a $50,000 suit. Outcome unknown. [Afro-American, 20Nov/43] 
-If I Didn't Care 
12Oct-9Nov/43  Paramount, NYC, (preview show on 12th)-songs:  W/Tony Pastor & His Band featuring Patti Powers & Johnny Morris, Pat Henning, Toy & Wing. Movie: True to Life. [NY Times, 12Oct/43] Grossed $70,000, $52,000, $52,000, $45,000. [ , 13Nov/43] 
-Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey 
-Youíll Never Know**  No known version of this song by IS 
-Your Feetís Too Big 
-If I Didnít Care 
22 or 29 Oct/43  Savoy Ballroom, NYC  IS make brief appearance and sing a few songs at Cootie Williams show that reopened the Savoy. [Pittsburgh Courier, 30Oct/43] 
3Nov/43  Recording date, NYC: 
-Cow Cow Boogie  W/Ella Fitzgerald. Per Whitburn this song reached 10th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 8 weeks. In addition, this song was in 1st place for a week in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed there for 12 weeks. 
15Nov/43  Cavalcade of Music, Uline Arena, Washington, DC, at 9:30 P.M. with dancing till 2 A.M., general admission $1.10, reserved seats $165-2.20-3.30.  W/Cootie Williams & His Orch., Ethel Wise, Art Tatum Trio, Erskine Butterfield & the Silver Echo Quartet. [Washington Afro-American, 6Nov/43] 
17Nov/43  Recording date, NYC: 
-Donít Believe Everything You Dream  Per Whitburn this song reached 14th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 9 weeks. 
In addition, this song reached 6th place in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed there for 3 weeks. 
25Nov-1Dec/43  RKO, Boston, MA-songs:  W/Ted Fio Rito & His Orch. featuring The Musical Pilots, Candy Candido, Patti Palmer & Her Bros., Quig Quigley; Betty Jane Smith, Lenny Gale. Movie: Doughboys in Ireland. [Boston Daily Globe, 25Nov/43] Solid $28,000. [Variety, 1Dec/43] 
-Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey 
-Youíll Never Know**  No known version of this song by IS 
-If I Didnít Care 
3-5Dec/43  Metropolitan, Providence, RI  W/ Bill Bardo Orch. featuring Jean Flanders, Col. Martin Hamby, Chas. Noble, Tony Calamello; Burton & Janet, Earl & Fortune. Movie: It's Love Again. Sturdy $9,000 for weekend. [Variety, 1&8Dec/43; The Providence Journal, 2&4Dec/43] 
7-9Dec/43  Empire, Fall River, MA  W/Burton & Janet, Earl & Fortune, Cy Reeves, Three Hearts. Movie: Must Love Lose Its Laughter? [Fall River Herald News, 6Dec/43] 
?Dec/43  Fayís, Phil., PA  [Downbeat, 1Dec/43] 
10-16Dec/43  Apollo, NYC-songs:  W/Nat Towles & His Band, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Killer" Lawrence, Tanglefoot & Bateeste, MC - Doc Wheeler, Trumpet Twins. Movie: Submarine Alert. [Variety, 15Dec/43] 
-Please Take A Letter, Miss Brown 
-White Christmas  review indicates a different version than on Decca recording with Kenny singing softly behind Hoppy talking chorus.
-Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey 
-Pistol Packin' Mama**  No known version of this song by IS 
-If I Didn't Care 
12Dec/43  Radio-WJZ, 8:15PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 12Dec/43] 
17Dec/43  7th Annual Midnight Benefit Show, Apollo, NYC  W/Bill Robinson, Count Basie & Band, Three Berry Bros., Ralph Cooper, Lucky Millinder & His Orch., Willie Bryant, Ram, Judy Gardner, Bill Bailey, Homer Smith & the US Coast Guard Quartet, Cozy Cole, Dick Montgomery, Elsa Maxwell, Richard OíDyer, Bernie West, Fred Keating, Leo Fuld, others. [NY Amsterdam News, 18 

Dec/43] 

19Dec/43  Radio-WJZ, 8:15PM  15 minutes, Sunday [NY Times, 19Dec/43] 
22Dec/43  Recording date, NYC: 
-A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening  Per Whitburn this song reached 16th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 1 week. 
-Iíll Get By (As Long As I Have You)  Per Whitburn this song reached 7th place on the pop music charts and was listed for 14 weeks. In addition, this song reached 4th place in the Rhythm and Blues charts and was listed there for 14 weeks. 
30Dec/43-5Jan/44  Adams, Newark, NJ, including gala New Year's Eve show till dawn.  W/Milt Britton Orch.featuring Charlie Gregory, Buddy Ramon, Audrey Sperling, Joe Britton; Grace McDonald, Shaw & Lee. Movie: Campus Rhythm. Smash $23,000. [31Dec/43 & 12 Jan/44; Newark All-Star Ledger, 30Dec/43] 

Last revised - 26Apr/13