ACTIVITIES OF PRE-INK SPOTS GROUPS BY DATE

LATE 20’S TO SUMMER 1934

(-corrections/additions/comments to: jhanna@cogeco.ca please,

** = we are especially anxious to learn more about these items )

Information on the Ink Spots origins is limited, and in some instances, contradictory. Our continuing research has enabled us to resolve many of the contradictions and refine some details relating to the various pre-Ink Spots groups although other questions remain. It is hoped that the following notes are reasonably accurate. As Always, additions and corrections are welcome.

1928   1929   1931   1932   1933   1934

 
DATE ACTIVITY, PLACE, SONGS OTHER PERFORMERS, COMMENTS, SOURCES
1928 Orville "Hoppy" Jones and Mifflin "Miff" Campbell met in a candy store in Indianapolis. They formed a dance duo called "Jones and Campbell" that traveled doing an act in vaudeville carnivals and small clubs in the area. [Keefner: Alaska Ruralite, 1987, pg. 4 based on an interview with then 80-year-old Mifflin Campbell]
Monday 9Apr/28 Shriners’ 16th Annual Easter Event, Bright Lights – A musical comedy in 3 scenes, Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, IN, includes "Jones and Campbell". The promotion article for the show includes Orville Jones and Mifflin Campbell as the "back bone" of the show among the local young men in the production. [Indianapolis Recorder, 7Apr/28]
May/28 Ivory "Deek" Watson performed in a coffee pot band in Indianapolis called the "Percolating Puppies".

The band played a small tea pot, a medium coffee pot, a very large coffee pot and guitars. [Watson with Stephenson: The Story of the Ink Spots, 1967, pg. 4]

11Jun/28 Walker, Indianapolis, IN "A group of local boys making up what is known as the "Coffee Pot" band, was an added attraction Monday night.." [Indianapolis Recorder, 16Jun/28] We assume this is one appearance of the "Percolating Puppies".
ca 1928 Charlie Fuqua was a member of an Indianapolis group called the "Patent Leather Kids" with Syd Valentine, Fred Wisdom, James "Slick" Helm and Paul George.  [Goldberg, More Than Words Can Say, pg. 5] We could find no mention of this group in the Indianapolis Recorder from 1927 on but they made recordings although it is not known if Charlie Fuqua was a member at this time..
ca1929 Fuqua left the "Patent Leather Kids" and teamed with Jerry Daniels and Bernie Mackey to form an unnamed coffee-pot band [Goldberg, pg. 5]
1931 "Jones and Campbell" added Leonard Reed and became a trio called the "Three Peanut Boys". They performed over WFBE (Cincinnati). Although many sources suggest that this group was formed about 1928 and evolved into the Riff Brothers about 1929, we believe this group formed in 1931. An article in the Pittsburgh Courier dated May 23, 1931 discusses the addition of a pianist, Willard Hamby, to the group, names the others and indicates that they are currently broadcasting over WFBE.
13May/31 "Three Peanut Boys" broadcast over WFBE, Cincinnati on Wednesday @6:30PM for one-half hour. Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, 10May/31. This is the only broadcast listed for the period April-June/31.
Jun/31 Daniels and Fuqua decide to turn pro and leave Mackey (who will later return as a member of the Ink Spots to fill in when Fuqua is in the armed forces) to form a duet, "Jerry and Charlie". They appeared in vaudeville and performed regularly on WKBF (Indianapolis). They are also reported to have toured the Midwest in 1932 with the Whitman Sisters vaudeville show [Goldberg, pg. 7]. Broadcasts on WKBF per our review of Indianapolis News issues are listed below. Usually 15 minutes. In spite of broadcasting for over a year and often more than once a day, no mention of Jerry and Charlie found in the Indianapolis Recorder for the period.
19Jun/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00PM  
26Jun/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
3Jul/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
10Jul/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
24Jul/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
31Jul/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
7Aug/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
14Aug/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:45PM  
21Aug/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
28Aug/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
4Sep/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
11Sep/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
18Sep/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
25Sep/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
2Oct/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 10:30PM  
28Oct/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
7Nov/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
14Nov/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
17Nov/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
18Nov/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:15PM  
21Nov/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
25Nov/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:15PM  
1Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:45PM  
2Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
3Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
5Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 7:00PM  
8Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
11Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
12Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:00PM  
13Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
14Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM  
15Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM; 8:45PM  
16Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM  
17Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM  
19Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:00PM  
20Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
21Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM  
22Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
23Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 6:30PM  
27Dec/31 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
3Jan/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
23Jan/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 6:30PM  
24Jan/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
27Jan/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:00PM  
30Jan/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
31Jan/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
6Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
7Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
9Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
10Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 6:45PM  
13Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
14Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
16Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
20Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
23Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF,7:15PM  
24Feb/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:15PM  
1Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00PM  
2Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
8Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
9Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
14Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 8:30PM  
15Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 8:30PM  
16Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 7:15PM  
17Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
21Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 8:30PM  
22Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 8:30PM  
23Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 7:15PM  
24Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
26Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 7:00PM  
28Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 8:30PM  
29Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM; 8:30PM  
30Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:15PM  
31Mar/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 

4:15PM; 9:15PM

 
2Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:00AM  
4Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
5Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
6Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:15PM  
7Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
8Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
11Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
12Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
13Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 6:45PM  
14Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF,

4:15PM, 7:15PM

 
15Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 4:15PM  
16Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 

4:15PM; 6:45PM

 
18Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
19Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM  
20Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM; 8:15PM  
21Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
22Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:45PM  
23Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM; 8:15PM  
25Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
26Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM; 8:15PM  
27Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM; 7:45PM  
28Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM; 9:50PM  
30Apr/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM  
2May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
3May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 11:15AM; 8:15PM  
6May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
7May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:15PM  
9May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
14May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:45PM  
16May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
18May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:00PM  
21May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:45PM  
23May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
26May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:15PM  
28May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:45PM  
30May/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 12:15PM  
4Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:45PM  
7Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:45PM  
8Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 8:30PM  
9Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
11Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
14Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
16Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
18Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
21Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM  
28Jun/32 Jerry and Charlie – WKBF, 7:30PM Tuesday – last broadcast found
Late 1932 Reed left the Three Peanut Boys (when?) and Watson was recruited as a replacement along with a fourth member, Oliver "Slim" Green and the name of the group was changed to the "Four Riff Brothers".  While many sources suggest earlier dates for this group – usually 1929 - 1931, the first appearance we have found is for 31 Dec/32(see below).
31Dec/32 Special Midnite Ramble, Walker Theatre, Indianapolis, IN The Four Riff Brothers are one supporting act for the Harlem Hot Shots featuring Bernie Young and his 13 Creoles. Other supporting acts were singer Marjorie Montgomery, the Price Sisters dancers and tap dancer Little Bo Jangles. Movie: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang with Paul Muni. [Indianapolis Recorder, 31Dec/32]
12-13 Jan/33 Charity Ball and Bazaar, Walker Casino, Indianapolis, IN. General Admission 35 cents. Featuring "Your Favorite Radio Stars" Four Riff Brothers, Clarence Carter, Mood Indigo Trio, World's Fastest Tap Dancers Bill & Bill with dance music by Jimmie Nichlson's Orch. and a "Beautiful Style Show" presented by the Evadne Girls Club. Dancing music by Jimmie Nichlson’s Orch. 35 cents general admission each night. [Indianapolis Recorder, 7Jan/33]
9Feb/33

WLW, Thurs-5:45PM.

The Four Riff Brothers succeeded the Mills Brothers on WLW, Cincinnati, where they frequently broadcast from 9Feb - 1Sep/33 under their own group name – usually for 15 minutes. They also appeared in at least two other WLW shows, the Rhythm Club (see next below) and the Crosley Club (dates are not known). First broadcast –

Only shows which we have checked to Cincinnati Enquirer or Times-Star radio listings are listed. Many other broadcasts occurred during this period. The times for broadcasts can be confusing because different sources provide conflicting dates. For example, the Pittsburgh Courier provides days and times in 1933 that frequently do not agree with WLW listings in the Cincinnati Enquirer. We believe that the Cincinnati Enquirer listings covering 9Feb – 1Sep/33 are more accurate (primarily based on Pittsburgh Courier listing times in late 1933 and even January/34 that conflict with the times subsequent groups were known to be broadcasting).
Feb-Aug/33

Radio-The Rhythm Club, WLW. The Riff Brothers were regulars on this show and may have performed in skits as well as singing.

 

We have found Rhythm Club broadcast listings for:

Feb-8, 15, 18, 22, 25, 27; Mar-1, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 22, 29; Apr-4, 5, 12, 19; May-20, 27; Jun-3, 10, 17, 24; Jul-1, 8, 15, 19; Aug-12, 19.

17Feb/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-9:15PM  
24Feb/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-9:15PM  
3Mar/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-9:15PM  
17Mar/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-9:30PM  
21Mar/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-5:45PM  
24Mar/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-9:30PM  
28Mar/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-8:45PM  
4Apr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-8:15PM  
11pr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-8:45PM  
18Apr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-8:45PM

 

21Apr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-2:30PM  
22Apr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Sat-9:45PM  
28Apr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-2:30PM  
29Apr/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Sat-9:45PM  
1May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Mon-11:15AM  
2May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-11:15AM  
3May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Wed 11:15AM  
4May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Thurs-11:15AM  
5May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-11:15AM  
9May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-9:45PM  
11May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Thurs-5:15PM  
12May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-9:50PM  
17May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Wed-11:15AM  
18May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Thurs-8:30PM  
20May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Sat-10:45AM  
25May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Thurs-2:15PM  
Riff Brothers – WLW, Thurs-8:30PM  
27May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Sat-5:45PM  
30May/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
6Jun/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
7Jun/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Wed-3:45PM  
10Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Sat-5:45PM  
12Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Mon., Plantation Days Plantation Days was another show that included the Riff Brothers, at least on this date (we don't know if they were regulars on this show). W/Charioteers [Pittsburgh Courier, 17Jun/33]. Plantation Days was a frequent show from, at least, 22May - 30Sep/33 on WLW.
13Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
14Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Wed-3:45PM  
17Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Sat-5:45PM  
20Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
24Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Sat-5:45PM  
27Jun/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
4Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-4:45PM  
6Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Thurs-4:45PM  
7Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-4:45PM  
11Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
13Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Thurs-4:45PM  
14Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-6:45PM  
18Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
21Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:15PM  
25Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
28Jul/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
1Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
4Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
8Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
11Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
15Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
18Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
22Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
25Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
29Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Tues-2:15PM  
30Aug/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Wed-5:30PM  
1Sep/33 Riff Brothers – WLW, Fri-3:00PM  
8Sep/33 Riff Brothers - WLW, Fri-3:00PM??  
Sep/33 The Riff Brothers broke up when Watson and Green left to do solo acts. [Goldberg, More Than Words Can Say, pg. 4]
caOct/33 "Charlie and Jerry" meet Watson in Cleveland and they decide to form a trio first called the "Swingin’ Gate Brothers" which was later changed to the "King, Jack and Jester" about the time the group landed a 15 minute radio show three times weekly on WHK, Cleveland. Interview with Jerry Daniels [Goldberg, pg. 7]
28Oct & 4Nov/33

Gates Brothers broadcast on WHK:

28Oct at 7:15PM

4Nov at 5:10PM

Is this Jerry, Deek and Charlie and did they only broadcast a few times on WHK? (There were also a few listings at this time for "Male Black Trio".) [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4Nov/33; Cleveland Press, 28Oct/33]
27Dec/33

King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM

The "King, Jack and Jester" move from WHK to WLW, Cincinnati and broadcast frequently until Jul/34

In one Cinci paper but not in another??
28Dec/33 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-3:00PM  
30Dec/33 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-11:15AM  
31Dec/33 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
2Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
3Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, WED-4:45PM  
4Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
5Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-3:00PM  
6Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-11:15AM  
7Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
9Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
10Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, 12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
11Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
12Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-3:00PM  
13Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-11:15AM  
14Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
16Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
17Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
18Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
19Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
21Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
23Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
24Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
25Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
26Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
28Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
30Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
31Jan/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
1Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
2Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
4Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
6Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
7Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
8Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
9Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
10Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
11Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
13Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
14Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
15Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
16Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
17Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
18Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
20Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
21Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
22Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Thurs-1:00PM  
23Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
24Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
25Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
27Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
28Feb/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
1Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
2Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
3Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
4Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
6Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-12:15PM  
7Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
8Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-12:00 Noon  
9Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-12:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Fri-4:45PM  
10Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW-Sat-11:45AM  
11Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
14Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
15Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
16Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
17Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
18Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
19Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-7:30PM  
21Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
22Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
23Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
24Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-7:30PM  
25Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
26Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-5:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-7:30PM  
28Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
29Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
30Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
31Mar/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-7:30PM  
1Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
2Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-7:30PM  
4Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
5Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Thurs-8:00PM  
6Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
7Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-7:30PM  
8Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
9Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-7:30PM  
11Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
12Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
13Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
14Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-7:30PM  
16Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-7:35PM  
18Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-4:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
19Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
20Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
21Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
23Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-7:30PM  
25Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-7:30PM  
26Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-7:30PM  
27Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-7:30PM  
28Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:45AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-7:30PM  
29Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
30Apr/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
1May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
2May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Wed-2:45PM  
3May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Thurs-10:45AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-4:00PM  
4May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
5May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:15AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
6May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
7May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-4:00PM  
8May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-4:00PM  
9May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
10May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-4:00PM  
11May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
12May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:15AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
13May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
14May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
15May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-4:00PM  
16May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
18May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
19May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:00AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
20May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
21May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-4:00PM  
22May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
23May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
24May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-4:00PM  
25May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
26May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
27May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
28May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
29May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-4:00PM  
30May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
31May/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-4:00PM  
1Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
2Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-11:00AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
3Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
4Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-4:00PM  
5Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
6Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
7Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-4:00PM  
8Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Fri-10:30AM  
9Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-6:45PM  
10Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
11Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-4:00PM  
12Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
13Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
14Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Thurs-4:00PM  
15Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Fri-10:30AM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
16Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
17Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
18Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Mon-4:00PM  
19Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Tues-4:00PM  
20Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Wed-4:00PM  
22Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Fri-4:00PM  
23Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Sat-6:45PM  
24Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
25Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Mon-2:45PM  
26Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester – WLW, Tues-2:45PM?  
30Jun/34 King, Jack and Jester - WSAI, Sat-5:15PM  
1Jul/34 King, Jack and Jester - WSAI, Sun-4:45PM  
Jul/34? Orville "Hoppy" Jones joins the group and they become the "King, Jack and Jesters". We have no radio listings that say "Jesters" and the Jan-Jun/34 listings often refer to the"King, Jack and Jester Trio". Hoppy had to join either this group or the Ink Spots between 1Jul/34 and 3Aug/34 when the Ink Spots first appeared at the Apollo in Harlem, NYC.
3Aug/34 First known Ink Spots appearance at the Apollo in New York City New York Amsterdam News, 4Aug/34, advertisement lists 4 Ink Spots as one support group for Tiny Bradshaw and His Orch.

Revised 3Sep/03