ORIGINAL INK SPOTS DISCOGRAPHY

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

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

1935   1936 1937  1938  1939 1940  1941  1942 1943  1944  1945 1946  1947  1948 1949  1950  1951 1952  1953

(Collage compliments of Tom Cote)

 

DATE EVENT COMMENTS and

CD, LP and 45 RPM #s

78 RPM RECORD 

# and RELEASE DATE

RECORD MATRIX

#

4Jan/35  Recording date:-songs:  The Four Ink Spots recording debut at RCA New York Studios
-Swingin' On the Strings  CD: RMB75006, CDD555, GSS5104  VIC24851, Jan/35 
B6530, Sep/36
HMV-B.186  
BS87269 
-Your Feet's Too Big  A different, less polished version of their later Decca recording 

CD: RMB75006, GSS5104 

VIC24851, Jan/35 
B6530, Sep/36
HMV-B.186
BS87270 
-Don't 'Low No Swingin' In Here  CD: RMB75006, GSS5104, PAST9757  VIC24876, Mar/35
HMV-B.8418  
BS87271 
-Swing, Gate, Swing  CD: RMB75006, GSS5104  VIC 24876, Mar/35 
HMV-B.8418
BS87272 
9Aug/35 Radio--WJZ, New York, NBC, 
Live, 15 min., songs: 
The Four Ink Spots with two guitars, a tipple (10 string, tinny sounding, mandolin-like instrument played by Fuqua) and a cello 

CD: CDSH2084 
LP: SH2084, T1020 

-Swingin' On the Strings 
-Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?  -first known Hoppy patter 
-The Old Spinning Wheel 
-Babs 
-Baby Brown 
12 May/36 Recording date-songs:  Recording debut for Decca.
-Your Feet's Too Big  Compare this to ‘35 Victor recording with Daniels 

CD:CDD555, PAST9757 (says'35 version but is'36), MCAD2- 11728 

817A, ca. Jun/36 

CL-DB5031

61104A
-'T Ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do  CD: CDD555, GSS5104 
LP: MFP50529, MCA2573 
817B, ca. Jun/36 

CL-DB5031

61104B
18Jun/36 Recording date-songs:
-Stompin' at the Savoy  CD: RMB75006, GSS5104, PAST9757, AJA5082, SMS35 
LP: AH49 
1036B, ca. Dec/36 
BR02280
CL-FB1513
61188A
-Old Joe's Hittin' the Jug  CD: RMB75006, GSS5104  883B, ca. Aug/36 61189A
-Keep Away From My Doorstep  CD: RMB75006, SMS35 
PAST9757, AJA5082, 
LP: AH49 
1036A, ca. Dec/36 
BR02280 
CL-FB1513
61190A
-Christopher Columbus  CD: RMB75006, SMS35,  
GSS5104, AJA5082, 
LP: AH49, MCA1743 
883A, ca. Aug/36  61191A
5Feb/37 Recording date-songs: 
-Alabama Barbeque  CD: RMB75006 

1154, ca. Mar/37
BR02422 
Y-5164

61581A
-Don't Let Old Age Creep Up On You  CD: RMB75006, SMS35,  
CDD555, PAST9757, 
LP: AH49 

1731, ca. Mar/38

BR02407

61582A
-With Plenty of Money and You  CD: RMB75006, CDD555, PAST9757, AJA5082, SMS35 
LP: AH49 

1154, ca. Mar/37
BR02422
Y5164

61583A
-Yes Suh!  CD: RMB75006, SMS35,  
GSS5104, AJA5082, 
LP: AH49 

1731, ca. Mar/38

BR02407

61584A
8Feb/37? Chick Webb's Good Times Society, NBC, 10:00P.M. The Ink Spots were regulars on these shows. One song for which an air check exists was: 

-Swing, Mr. Charlie

CD: FLY CD 67 

 

9Apr/37 Recording date-songs:
-Whoa Babe CD: RMB75006 
LP: AH49

1236, ca. Apr/37

BR02431

62120A
-Let's Call the Whole Thing Off CD: RMB75006, GSS5104, AJA5082

1251, ca. May/37
BR02440

62121A
-Swing High, Swing Low CD: RMB75006, SMS35, PAST9757, CDD555, GSS5104, AJA5082 
LP: AH49

1236, ca. Apr/37

BR02431

62122A
Slap That Bass CD: RMB75006, GSS5104, AJA5082 
LP: MCA1743
1251, ca. May/37 
BR02440
62123A
25Mar/38 Recording date-songs: 
-Oh! Red CD: RMB75006, SMS35, AJA5082, PLCD535 
LP: AH49

1789, ca. Apr/38

BR02606

63494A
-That Cat Is High -rejected 63495-1
-That Cat Is High CD: RMB75006, SMS35, CDD555, PAST9757, AJA5082, PLCD535 
LP: AH49

1789, ca. Apr/38

BR02606

63495-2
19May/38 Recording date-songs: 
-I Wish You the Best of Everything CD: MCAD2-11728

1870B, ca. May/38
BR02637

63813A
-When the Sun Goes Down -rejected 63814-1
-When the Sun Goes Down CD: RMB75006, AST9757, AJA5082, LCD535, SMS35 
LP: AH49

1870A, ca. May/38

BR02637

63814-2
18Aug/38 Radio-NBC (WJZ) Radio City Music Hall, NYC CD: Mr. Music, MMCD-8001    
-Theme, Black & Tan Fantasy (open & close)      
-I'm Feelin' Like A Million
-So Little Time (and So Much to Do)      
-A Tisket-A-Tasket      
-Spring Is Here      
-Flat Foot Floogie      
31Aug/38 Recording date-songs:       
-Pork Chops 'N Gravy CD: CDD555

2044, ca. Oct/38
BR02673

64485A
-Brown Gal CD: CDD555 

2044, ca. Oct/38
BR02673
Y5380

64486A
12Jan/39 Recording date-songs: 
-If I Didn't Care CD: MCAD31347, PAST9757, MSD35253, MSD35051, PLCD535, CDD555, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728, 
LASERLIGHT 12 314 
LP: CP46, DL5056, MFP50529, DL8154, DXB182, MCA2573, DL4297, MSM35051, AH46 
45: ED553, MCA60029
2286A, Feb/39, 
11050, Sep/52, 
23632, Aug/46, 
91099, 
BR02734
64891A
-Just For A Thrill CD: PLCD535, MCAD2-11728 
LP: AH46, CP46, DL5071, DL8154 
45: ED564, MCA60149

2507B, CA Jun/39
BR02812, 
25238, Sep/47
Y5426

64892A
-Knock Kneed Sal (On the Mourner's Bench) 2286B, Feb/39 
BR2734
65893A
Jan/39?? -Knock Kneed Sal (On the Mourner's Bench) DuoDisc10" 78rpm METAL CORE ACETATE - UNIQUE likely one-of-a-kind and likely a test pressing    
17 May/39 Recording date, song:
-It's Funny To Everyone But Me CD: MCAD2-11728 
LP: DL4297, DL8232, DXB182 
45: ED2047
2507A, ca. Jun/39 
29750, Nov/55 
BR02812
Y5426
65894A
12Jul/39 Radio-NBC, WFIL, Phil. PA, 15 min.-songs: The Home Cookin' Boys From Up Harlem Way, with Bob Benson 

CD: CDSH2084; MMCD-8001
LP: SH2084, T1020

-Theme based on Ellington's Black & Tan 
Fantasy 
-No Wonder
-A Stairway To the Stars
-Pork Chops 'N Gravy
-It's Funny To Everyone But Me
-Tiger Rag
17Aug/39 Recording date-songs: 
-You Bring Me Down CD: MSD3-37113

2707B, ca. Oct/39
BR02902

66118A
-I Don't Want Sympathy, I Want Love Rejected 66119-1,2
-I Don't Want Sympathy, I Want Love

2841B, ca. Dec/39

BR03433

66119-3
-Address Unknown  CD: MCAD31347, CDD555, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728 
LP: DL4297, DL5541, DXB182 
45: ED686
2707A, ca. Oct/39 
23757, Dec/46, 
BR02902
66120A 
-Coquette CD: CDD555, PAST9757, PLCD535, MSD3-37113 
LP: AH46, CP46, DL5071, DL8154 
45: ED564 
3077B, Apr/40 
25240, Sep/47, 
BR03017
66121A
?/39 Recording date-songs: 
-Memories Of You Rejected  66463-1
-Puttin' and Takin' Rejected 66464-1
18 Sep/39  Recording date-songs:
-My Prayer CD: MCAD31347, MSD3-37113, PAST9757, AJA5082, MSD35253, SMS35, MCAD2-11728, CDD555, MSD35051, PLCD535, 
LP: AH94, DL4297, DL8768, DXB182,  MCA1743, MSM35051 
45: ED2047
2790A, ca.Nov/39 
29991, Jul/56, 
BR02935
FS-1135
66608A
-Give Her My Love 2790B, ca.Nov/39 
BR02935
66609AA
3 Oct/39 Recording date-songs:
-Memories Of You CD: PLCD535, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728 
LP: AH94,DL8232, MCA1743 
45: ED781, ED2048
2966A, Jan/40 
29750, Nov/55, 
BR02981
66463-2
-Puttin' and Takin' Rejected,  66464-2
6 Oct/39  Recording date-songs: 
-Thoughtless CD: SMS35, JASMCD2546 
LP: DL5541, MCA1743 
45: ED686
18711B, Sep/45 
C10262, 
BR03040
Y5953
66737A
-I'm Through Rejected 66738-1
-I'm Through 2966B, Jan/40 
BR02981
66738-2
-What Can I Do 3195B, Jun/40 
BR03054
66739A
11 Oct/39  Recording date-songs: 
-I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Rejected 66752-1
-I'm Getting Sentimental Over You CD: CDD555, AJA5082, MCAD2-11728, PLCD535, 
PAST9757, MSD3-37113 
LP: AH46, CP46, DL5071, DL8154, 
MCA1743 
45: ED564
3077A, Apr/40 
25239, Sep/47, 
BR03017
Y5535
66752-2
-Bless You CD: PAST9757, AJA5082, PLCD535, MCAD2-11728, MSD3-37113 
LP: AH94, MFP50529, MCA2573 
45: ED2008
2841A, ca.Dec/39 
23757, Dec/46, 
BR03040
66753A
13 May/40 Recording date, song: 

 

-When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano

CD: MSD35051, AJA5082,MCAD31347,PAST9757,PLCD535, MSD3-37113,MCAD2-11728

LP:AH94, DL5071, DL8768,DXB182,

MCA2573MFP50529, MSM35051 45:ED564 

3195A Jun/40, 25240 
Sep/47, BR03075
Y5535
67718-1
11Jun /40 Recording date, songs:
-Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)

CD: MCAD31347, CDD555, MCCD026, PAST9757, AJA5082, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, CP46, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182, MFP50529, MCA2573

45: ED553, MCA60029

3258A, Jul/40
23632, Aug/46,
91099
BR03075
Y5854

67862-1
-Maybe

CD: MSD35051,CCD555, MCAD31347, MCCD026, PAST9757, MSD35253, AJA5082,MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, CP46, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182, MCA2573, MFP50529, MSM35051

45: ED553, MCA60045

3258B, Jul/40,

23634, Aug/46,

BR03075

67863-1
18 Jun/40 Recording date-song:
-You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again Rejected 67876-1,-2
24 Jun/40  Recording date-songs:
-Stop Pretending

CD: PAST9757, AJA5082, PLCD535, MSD3-37113

LP: AH49

3288, Aug/40,
BR03095
I(B)-0.3095
67898-1
-I'm Only Human 3468, Nov/40,

BR04189

67899-1
-You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again

CD: MSD3-37113

LP: DL8232

3288, Aug/40,
BR03095
I(B)-0.3095
67900-1
16Jul/40 Recording date-songs:
-We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)

CD: MSD35051, MCAD31347, PAST9757, MSD35253, MSD3-37113, PLCD535, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, CP46, DL4297, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182, MCA1743, MSM35051

45: ED553, MCA60045

3379, Oct/40,

23634, Aug/46,

BR03109

67928-1
-So Sorry Rejected 67929-1,-2
-Puttin' and Takin' CD: CLASSIC7754, JASMCD 2546 

LP: CB20017, DL8768, MFP50529, MCA2573

3468, Nov/40 67930-1
-Java Jive

CD: MCAD31347, CCD555, MCCD026, PAST9757, AJA5082,MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, CP46, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182, MCA2573, MFP50529

45: ED553, MCA60028

3432, Nov/40, 

23633, Aug/46, 

BR03197

67931-1
8Aug/40 

 

Recording date -songs:
-I'll Never Smile Again (Until I Smile At You)

CD: MSD35051, CDD555, MCAD31347, MCCD026, PAST9757, AJA5082, PLCD535, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, CP46, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182,

MCA1743, MCA2573, MFP50529, MSM35051

3346, Sep/40,
23635, Aug/46,
BR03081
I(B)-0.3081

67968-1
-I'll Never Smile Again (Until I Smile At You) Test pressing-- copies exist
-I Could Make You Care Rejected 67969-1,-2
-Do I Worry 

(A rejected version of this song is also available on the LP: Totem T1020.)

CD: MSD35051, PAST9757, MSD35253, PLCD535, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, CP46, DL4297, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182, MCA2573, MFP50529,

MSM35051

45: ED553

3432. Nov/40,
11050, Sep/52,
23633, Aug/46,
91099
BR03197
Y6147
Y(NZ)6147

67970-1
20 Aug/40 Recording date,songs:
-I Could Make You Care Rejected 67969-3
-I Could Make You Care

3346, Sep/40,
BR03109

67969-4
-I Could Make You Care  Test pressing (copies exist)
-My Greatest Mistake

CD: MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: DL5071, VL3725

45:ED564, ED2048

3379, Oct/40,
25237, Sep/47,
BR03081
I(B)-0.3081

67990-1
-Don't Ever Break A Promise Never released by Decca in North America BR04183 67991-1
-Ring, Telephone, Ring Rejected 67992-1,-2
21 Aug/40 Recording date, song: 
**In the Doorway (Where We Used To Kiss Goodnight) Rejected-There is no known version of this song by IS. - 67999-1,-2
17Dec/40 Radio, Mutual Network, sustaining, Paramount Theatre lobby, movie premiere: Love Thy Neighbor-live song by Ink Spots: --Maybe CD: FLY CD 67
23Dec/40 Recording date, songs: - - -
-So Sorry

CD: PLCD535, MSD3-37113

LP: AH94, DL8768

3806, May/41,
BR03173

68532-1
-Ring, Telephone, Ring

CD: PLCD535, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH94, DL8768, MFP50529, MCA2573, MCAD2-11728

3626, Feb/41, 

25378, May/48,

BR03173

68533-1
-You're Looking for Romance (and I'm Looking for Love) Rejected - 68534-1
-You're Looking for Romance (and I'm Looking for Love) -

3656, Mar/41,
BR04183
Y5644

68534-2
-You're Looking for Romance (and I'm Looking for Love)  Test pressing (copies exist) - -
-I Can't Stand Losing You CD: MCAD2-11728

18542, Mar/43,
BR04184
Y5924

68535-1
-That's When Your Heartaches Begin

CD: MCAD2-11728

LP: MCA1743

3720, May/41,

25505, May/52,
BR03674

68536-1
-I'm Still Without A Sweetheart ('Cause I'm Still In Love With You) CD: MSD3-37113

3806, May/41,

BR04184

68537-1
-Why Didn't You Tell Me -shown to be a Decca release paired with Driftwood but we have never seen a U.S. Decca 78RPM record and know the song only from the Canadian (same # as U.S.) and Brunswick releases

3872A, Jul/41,

BR03673

68538-1
-I Wish I Could Say the Same Never released by Decca in North America until 1998 CD! 

CD: MCAD2-11728

BR03673 68539-1
-I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Rejected - 68540-1
What Good Would It Do? Rejected - 68541-1
30Dec/40 Recording date, songs: - - -
-I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Rejected - 68540-2
-I'd Climb the Highest Mountain

CD: PLCD535, MCAD2-11728, MSD3-37113

LP: AH94, DL5071, VL3725, MCA2573, MFP50529

45: ED564

18711, Sep/45,
25239, Sep/47,
C10262
Y5953

68540-3
-What Good Would It Do? -

3720, May/41,
BR03674

68541-2
23Jan/41 Recording date, song:- - - -
-Please Take A Letter Miss Brown

CD: MSD3-37113

LP: DL5541, DXB182

45: ED686

3626, Feb/41 TNY911-1
4Feb/41 Recording date, songs: - - -
-Driftwood LP: DL8768

3872B, Jul/41,
29957, Jun/56,
BR04188

68655-1
-We'll Meet Again

CD: MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728, PLCD535

LP: AH46, CP46, DL5071, DL8154, DXB182

45: ED564, ED2048

3656, Mar/41,
25237, Sep/47,
BR04187
Y5644

68656-1
26Feb/41-Start 

 

 Movie, "The Great American Broadcast"-songs: 20th Century Fox
-If I Didn't Care/Alabamy Bound CD: FLY CD 67 TCF?
-Where Are You- Ink Spots accompany Alice Faye & John Payne CD: FLY CD 67 TCF 56
-I've Got A Bone To Pick With You CD: FLY CD 67 TCF 57
27Feb/41 Radio-Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby-Ink Spot songs:
-Pork Chops and Gravy CD: FLY CD 67 

LP:T1020

-Do I Worry CD: FLY CD 67 

LP: T1020, Sh2084

-Do I Worry (air check) LP: T1020
-Do I Worry (air check) With, "…you know God-damned well I do" LP:T1020
25Jul/41 Recording date, songs:
-Keep Cool, Fool

3958, Aug/41,
BR04186
Y5849

69565-1
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along Rejected 69566-1
-Until the Real Thing Comes Along

CD: MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH46, Cp46, DL5056, DL8154, DXB182, MCA1743

45: ED553

3958, Aug/41,
23635, Aug/46,
BR04187
Y5970

69566-2
-Hey, Doc

3987, Sep/41,
BR03260
Y5924

69567-1
12 Aug/41 Recording date, songs:
-It Isn't A Dream Anymore

4194, Mar/42,
BR03377

69633-1
-Nothin'

4045, Nov/41,
BR03314

69634-1
21 Aug/41 Recording date-song: 
-I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire

CD: MSD35051, MCAD31347, MSD35253, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: DL4297, DL5541, DXB182, MCA2573, MFP50529, MSM35051

45: ED686

3987, Sep/41,
25431, Jun/49,
BR03260
I(C)-FB40155

69660-1
27 Aug/41 Recording date-song: 

 

-Don't Leave Now

4303, Apr/42,
25378, May/48,
BR03360
I(C)-FB40155

69671-1
6Oct/41 Recording date, songs:
-Foo-Gee

4303, Apr/42,
BR03360
Y5879

69786-1
-Mine, All Mine, My My

18528, Nov/42,
C10095
BR04189

69787-1
-I'm Not the Same Old Me

18461, Aug/42,
C10051
BR03460
F(?) -BM03460
Y5970

69788-1
13Oct/41 Recording date, songs:
-Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat

CD: MCAD31347, PLCD535, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH94, DL4297, DL5541, DXB182, MCA2573, MFP50529

45:ED686

4045, Nov/41,

25431, Jun/49,

BR03314

69807-1
-Shout, Brother, Shout

4194, Mar/42,
BR03377

69808-1
17 Nov/41 Recording date, songs:
-It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

CD: MSD35253, SCANNA77006, MSD3-3711313

LP: CB20017, DL8768, MCA1743, MCA2573, MFP50529, MSM35051

45: ED2047, MCA60096

4112, Jan/42,

25505, May/52,

BR03653

69949-1
-Is It A Sin (My Loving You)

4112, Jan/42,
BR03653

69950-1
19Mar-3Apr/42 Movie: Pardon My Sarong, Universal Pictures, Hollywood, CA-songs: starring Abbott & Costello
-Do I Worry?  CD: FLY CD 67 UPC354
-Shout, Brother, Shout  CD: FLY CD 67 UPC356
-Dreamboat (Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat) - not used in movie  CD: FLY CD 67 UPC355
-Java Jive - not used in movie  CD: FLY CD 67 UPC357
19 May/42 Recording date, songs:
-Don't Tell A Lie About Me Dear (and I Won't Tell the Truth About You) CD: MCAD2-11728

18383, Jun/42
BR04014
I(D)-18383
Y5807

70762-1
-Who Wouldn't Love You CD: MSD35253, MCAD2-11728, Charly1197

LP:AH49

18383, Jun/42
BR03404
I(D)-18383
Y5807

70763-1
23Jun/42 Recording date-songs:
-Ev'ry Night About This Time

CD: MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: DL8768, MFP50529, MCA2573

18461, Aug/42
29957, Jun/56
C10051
BR03433
I(C)-FB40287
Y5827

70917-1
-Knock Me A Kiss Rejected and never reissued.  70918A
28Jul/42 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Recording date-songs:
-Street of Dreams

CD:MSD35051, MCAD31347, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH94, DL4297, DL5541, DXB182, MCA1743, MSM35051

45: ED686

18503, Oct/42
C10083
BR03524
F(?) -BM03524
Y5849

71233-1
-I'll Never Make the Same Mistake Again CD: MSD3-37113

18542,Mar/43
BR04190
Y5854

71234-1
-Just As Though You Were Here Rejected 71235-1
-Just As Though You Were Here CD: CLASSIC7754,LP: CB20017, DL8232

18466, Aug/42
C10056
BR04014
Y5827

71235-2
-If I Cared A Little Bit Less CD: MSD3-37113

18528, Nov/42
C10095
BR04190
Y5816

71236-1
-Don't Get Around Much Anymore

CD: MSD35051, MSD35253, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: AH94, DL4297, DL5541, DXB182, MCA2573, MFP50529, MSM35051

45: ED686, ED2047

18503, Oct/42
C10083
BR03460
F(?) -BM03460
Y5816

71237-1
-This Is Worth Fighting For CD: Intersound International-CD1046

18466, Aug/42
C10056
BR03404
I(C)-FB40287
Y5879

71238-1
3Nov/43 Recording date-song 

 

-Cow-Cow Boogie With Ella Fitzgerald 

CD: MSD3-37113, PC605, GRD-2-628, GRD-2-619

LP:MFP50529,MCA2573

45: ED2040

18587, Feb/44
25047, Jan/47
C10162
F -BM03503
Y5873

71482-1
17 Nov/43 Recording date-song: 
-Don't Believe Everything You Dream CD: MSD3-37113

18583, Jan/44
C10157
F -BM03503
Y5905

71514-1
22 Dec/43 Recording date-songs:
-A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening No talking bass 

CD: MSD35253, MSD3-37113

LP: AH94, CB20017, DL8768

18583, Jan/44
C10157
BR03518
Y5873

71609-1
-I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)

CD: MSD35051, MCAD31347, MSD35253, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728

LP: CB20017, DL5071, VL3725, MCA1743, MSM35051

45: ED564, MCA60149

18579, Sep/47
C10174
BRO3518
Y5905

71610-1
Oct/43-Oct/44? Radio, AFRS, P-167, SSL-281, songs: Jones, Kenny, Watson & Mackey group
-If I Didn't Care
-Java Jive
-A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Late '43 Radio – Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, listed by Library of Congress as 18Aug/41 but has Bernie Mackey who filled in for Charlie Fuqua starting 1Oct/43 so likely late '43. CD: FLY CD 67
6Jan/44 Recording Date-song 
-Someday I'll Meet You Again CD: MSD3-37113

18579, Apr/44
C10174
F(?) -BM03524

71620-1
4Mar/44 Radio, NBC (WEMP) Milwaukee-songs: CD: Mr. Music MMCD-8001    
Theme-If I Didn't Care (open & close)      
-Java Jive      
-The Music Stopped      
-Cow-Cow Boogie w/Ella Fitzgerald      
-A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening      
18Mar/44 Radio, NBC (WOC), Davenport CD: Mr. Music MMCD-8001    
  Theme-If I Didn't Care (open & close)      
  -Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree      
  -Don't Believe Everything You Dream      
  -Your Feets Too Big      
  -I'll Get By      
Mar/44? Recording date-song: 

-We'll Meet Again

Rejected test pressing, supplied by Paul Scriven
1Apr/44 Radio, AFRS #345-songs: The Ink Spots perform for the troops, replaces Spotlight Bands usually heard at this time
Theme-If I Didn't Care open & close
-Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me CD: FLY CD 67
-Someday I'll Meet You Again CD: FLY CD 67
-Old Man Moses CD: FLY CD 67
-Don't Sweetheart Me CD: FLY CD 67
Don't Believe Everything You Dream CD: FLY CD 67
15Apr/44 Radio-AFRS #352-songs: The Ink Spots perform for the troops, replaces Spotlight Bands usually heard at this time
-If I Didn't Care intro & close
-Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey CD: FLY CD 67
-Time Waits for No One CD: FLY CD 67
-How Many Hearts Have You Broken CD: FLY CD 67
-Don't Believe Everything You Dream
-Don't Sweetheart Me
29Apr/44? Radio, AFRS #314-songs: The Ink Spots (Kenny, Watson, Jones and Bernie Mackey) perform for the troops, replaces Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands usually heard at this time, Piano Russ Wills
-If I Didn't Care theme
-Shoo-Shoo Baby CD: FLY CD 67
-A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening CD: FLY CD 67
-Unknown piano
-Don't Believe Everything You Dream
-Don't Sweetheart Me
-piano close
1May/44 Radio, AFRS Jubilee Program 78, live-songs: CD: Mr. Music MMCD-8001
(With Cootie Williams & His Orch. & Intro by Ernie 'Bubbles' Whitman)
-If I Didn't Care
-Java Jive
-A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening Hoppy chorus
Jun/44 Recording date, song:
-We'll Meet Again V-Disc 205-A D4TC110
23 Aug/44 Recording date-song:
-I Hope To Die If I Told A Lie -rejected 72357-1
29 Aug/44 Recording date-songs:
-I Hope to Die If I Told A Lie

CD:

LP:VL3606

18657, Mar/45
C10224
Y5949

72368-1
-Maybe It's All For the Best CD:

18657, Mar/45
C10224
Y6089

72369-1
30 Aug/44 Recording date-songs:
-Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall With Ella Fitzgerald 

CD: SCANNA77006/7, MSD3-37113, GRD-2-628, PC605, GRD2-619,

LP:MFP50529, MCA1611, MCA2573,

45: ED2040, MCA60094

23356, Oct/44

VD-365, Feb/45
Y5938

72370-1
-I'm Making Believe With Ella Fitzgerald 

CD: MSD35253, PC605, MSD3-37113, GRD-2-628, MCAD2-11728

LP:

45: ED2040

23356, Oct/44
Y5938
72371-1
17Oct/44 **Radio-AFRS Jubilee Program 100 Unknown songs with CootieWilliams Orch.
26Feb/45 Recording date-songs:
-I'm Beginning To See the Light With Ella Fitzgerald 

CD: MCAD2-11728, GRD-2-628

23399, Mar/45 
25344, Feb/48
Y5957
72746-1
-That's the Way It Is With Ella Fitzgerald 

CD: GRD-2-628

23399, Mar/45
25047, Jan/47
Y5957

72747-1
2Oct/45 Recording date-songs:
-I'm Gonna Turn Off the Teardrops 18755, Jan/46 
25344, Feb/48 
C10288
BR04191
Y6016
73057-1
-I'll Lose A Friend Tomorrow 24261, Nov/47 73058-1
3Oct/45 Recording date-songs:
-The Sweetest Dream CD: MCAD2-11728

18755, Jan/46
C10288
BR04191
Y6004

73061-1
-Keep On the Sunny Side  -rejected 73062-1
-Just For Me  24173, Sep/47
BR04194
Y6078  
73063-1
19Feb/46 Recording date-song:
-The Gypsy Rejected 73387 - 1 - 16
-The Gypsy CD: MCAD2-11728, JASMCD 2546 

LP: DXB182, MSM35051 

45: ED2002

18817, Apr/46 
23936, Jun/47 
C10317
BR04192
Y5994
73387-17
21Feb/46 Recording Date-song:
-Everyone Is Saying Hello Again Rejected 73390 -1 - 7
-Everyone Is Saying Hello Again 18817, Apr/46 
23936, Jun/47 
BR03757
C10317
Y5994
73390 -8
18 Mar/46 Recording date-songs:
-Prisoner of Love CD: MCAD2-11728, MSD3-37113 

LP: CB20017, DL8232 

45: ED781, ED2048

18864, Apr/46 
BR03736
C10338
Y5998
73448-1
-I Never Had A Dream Come True Rejected 73449-1 - 17
-I Never Had A Dream Come True CD: MCAD-11539 23615, Aug/46
BR04192
Y6016
73449-18
-I Cover the Waterfront CD: MCAD2-11728, MSD3-37113 

LP: AH94, DL5541, DXB182, MSM35051 

45: ED686

18864, Apr/46 
BR03736

C10338
Y5998

73453-1
-I Wasn't Meant for Love Rejected 73454-1 -5
-I Wasn't Meant for Love 23851, Apr/47 73454-6
8Jul/46 Recording date-song: Recorded in Los Angeles
-I Get the Blues When It Rains Rejected L4225 

-1-3

-I Get the Blues When It Rains CD: MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728 23695, Oct/46
BR03703
Y6058
L4225 -4
-To Each His Own Rejected L4226 1-10
-To Each His Own CD; MCAD-31347, MSD35253, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728 23615, Aug/46 
BR03757
Y6004
L4226 -11
-Just Plain Love - 24173, Sep/47 L4469-1
10Sep/46 Recording date-song: Decca closed its Chicago recording studio in 1941 but recordings were made by various Decca artists in independent studios and given NY numbers. It is likely that this recording was made in Chicago as the IS were performing at the Oriental on this date.
-Either It's Love Or It Isn't Rejected 73677-1 -11
-Either It's Love Or It Isn't 23695, Oct/46
Y6058
73677-12
7Nov/46  Recording date-songs:
-That's Where I Came In Rejected 73738-1 -4
-That's Where I Came In CD: MCAD2-11728 

LP: DL8768

23809, Jan/47 73738-5
-When You Come To the End Of the Day Rejected 73739-1 -7
-When You Come To the End Of the Day

LP: CB20017, DL8768

24261, Nov/47

BR03808

73739-8
-You Can't See the Sun When You're Crying Rejected 73740-1 -10
-You Can't See the Sun When You're Crying -with drums, bass and piano 

CD: MSD3-37113 

LP: VL3725

23809, Jan/47
Y6071  

 

73740-11
-My Baby Didn't Even Say Goodbye 
 
 

 

24496, Sep/48 73741-1
1946-? Radio, AFR&TS, P-S-22, SSL-3542, songs: This does not seem to be an original broadcast and songs by different IS groups are included!
1-3, Lionel Hampton Quintet
4-Java Jive Seems same track as AFRS, P-167 and is Jones, Kenny, Watson, MacKey group
5-I Get the Blues When It Rains  -Seems same track as Decca recording and is Kenny, Fuqua, Bowen, Kenny group?
6-If I Didn=t Care Seems same track as AFRS, P-167 and is Jones, Kenny, Watson, MacKey group 
27Feb/47 Recording date-songs:
-I Want To Thank Your Folks Rejected 73802-1 -3
-I Want To Thank Your Folks LP: VL3606 23851, Apr/47
BR04194
73802-4
-Can You Look Me In the Eyes (and Say We're Through) Rejected 73803-1 -3
-Can You Look Me In the Eyes (and Say We're Through)

23900, Jun/47

BR03808

73803-4
-Information Please Rejected 73804-1 -4
-Information Please 24111, Aug/47 73804-5
-White Christmas Rejected 73805-1 -4
-White Christmas 24140, Sep/47 73805-5
-Ask Anyone Who Knows CD: MCAD2-11728 

MSD3-37113

23900, Jun/47
BR03840
Y6089
73806-1
-Always Rejected 73807-1 -3
-Always LP: CB20017, DL8232, MSM35051 

45: ED781

24140, Sep/47
Y6078
73807-4
5Mar/47 Recording date-song:
-Do You Feel That Way Too? Rejected 73814-1 - 5
-Do You Feel That Way Too? 24111, Aug/47 73814-6
18Aug/47 Recording date-songs:
-Home Is Where the Heart Is Rejected 74066-1 -4
-Home Is Where the Heart Is 24192, Oct/47
H -M32408
74066-5
-Aladdin's Lamp 24496, Aug/48 74067-1
-Sincerely Yours Rejected 74068-1 -4
-Sincerely Yours LP: VL3606 24192, Oct/47
H -M32408
Y6127
74068-5
21 Nov/47 Recording date-songs:
-It's All Over But the Crying Rejected 74150-1 
It's All Over But the Crying 24286, Jan/48
BR04196
74150-2
-I'll Make Up For Everything Rejected 74151-1 -10
-I'll Make Up For Everything 24286, Jan/48
BR03840
Y6109
74151-11
-**Sorry You Said Goodbye Rejected, no known version of this song by IS 74152-1
24 Nov/47 Recording date-songs:
-I Woke Up With A Teardrop In My Eye Rejected 74157-1 -68
-I Woke Up With A Teardrop In My Eye 24327, Feb/48
BR04196
74157-69
-Wanting You Rejected
 -If You Had To Hurt Someone Rejected 74159-1 -3
-If You Had To Hurt Someone 24672, Jul/49 74159-16
22Dec/47 Recording date-song:
-Where Flamingos Fly LP: VL3725 24461, Jul/48
Y6127
74385-1
23Dec/47  Recording date-songs: 
-Just For Now  24461, Jul/48
BR04093
74394-1
-A Knock On the Door  Rejected 74395-1 -3
-A Knock On the Door  24611, Apr/49 74395-4
-The Best Things In Life Are Free  Rejected 74396-1 -65
-The Best Things In Life Are Free  24327, Feb/48 
30058, Sep/56
Y6109
74396-66
-Don't Be Sorry  Rejected 74397-1 
29Dec/47 Recording date-song:
-To Remind Me of You Rejected 74454-1 -13
-To Remind Me of You 24672, Jul/49 74454-14
14 Sep/48 Recording date-songs:
-Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart Rejected 74598-1 -99
-Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart CD:MSD3-37113 

LP: VL3725

24507, Oct/48
BR03997
Y6147
Y(NZ)6147
74598-100
-You Were Only Fooling Rejected 74599-1 -97
-You Were Only Fooling CD: MCAD2-11728, MSD3-37113 

LP: VL3606, MCA1743, MSM35051

24507, Oct/48
25533, Oct/61
BR03997
Y6150
Y(NZ)6150

74599-98
19Oct/48 Recording date-songs:
-Am I Asking Too Much? Rejected 74608-1 -21
-Am I Asking Too Much? 24517, Nov/48
BR04050
74608-22
-Recess In Heaven Rejected 74609-1 -28
-Recess In Heaven 24517, Nov/48
BR04050
74609-29

19Jan/49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording date-songs:
-No Orchids for My Lady Rejected 74697-1 -11
-No Orchids for My Lady

LP: DL8232, DXB182

24566, Feb/49
BR04057
74697-12
-As You Desire Me Rejected 74698-1 -3
-As You Desire Me LP: VL3606 24585, Mar/49 74698-4
-Bewildered Rejected 74699-1 -15
-Bewildered LP: DL8232

24566, Feb/49
29991, Jun/56
BR04057
Y(NZ)6222
FS-1135

74699-16
7Feb/49 Recording date-songs
-It Only Happens Once Rejected 74747-1 -16
-It Only Happens Once 24585, Mar/49
Y6212
74747-17
-A Kiss and A Rose Rejected 74748-1 -5
-A Kiss and A Rose 24611, Apr/49
BR04093
Y6188
74748-6
27Jun/49 Recording date-songs:
-Who Do You Know In Heaven (That Made You the Angel You Are)? Rejected 75027-1 
-Who Do You Know In Heaven (That Made You the Angel You Are)? CD: MSD3-37113 

LP:

24693, Aug/49
Y6188
75027-2
-You're Breaking My Heart ('Cause You're Leaving) Rejected 75028-1 -2
-You're Breaking My Heart ('Cause You're Leaving) CD: MSD35253, MSD3-37113, MCAD2-11728 24693, Aug/49
H -M32785
75028-3
-Echoes only Bill Kenny but labeled IS 

CD: MSD3-37113

24741, Sep/49
H -M32785
Y(NZ)6222
75029
-Land of Love only Bill Kenny but labeled IS 24741, Sep/49
Y6212
75026
16Jan/50 Recording date-songs:
-You Left Me Everyt hing But You Rejected 75715-1 -18
-You Left Me Everything But You 24933, Mar/50 75715-19
-With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming CD: MSD 35253 

LP: VL3606 

45: ED2008

24887, Feb/50
Y6270
75716-1
-Lost In A Dream LP: VL3725 24887, Feb/50 75717-1
-My Reward Rejected 75718-1 -18
-My Reward 24933, Mar/50 75718-19
15Jun/50 Recording date-songs: In Los Angeles
-I Was Dancing With Someone Rejected L5669-1 -3
-I Was Dancing With Someone 27102, Jul/50 L5669-4
-Sometime Rejected L5670-1 -8
-Sometime CD: MCAD2-11728, MSD3-37113 27102, Jul/50
Y6270  
L5670-9
-All My Life LP: VL3606

25533, Oct/61
27996, Mar/52

L5671-1
-Right About Now Rejected L5672-1 -4
-Right About Now 27214, Sep/50 L5672-5
-The Way It Used To Be CD: MCAD2-11728 27214, Sep/50 L5673-1
27Sep/50 Recording date-songs: With Gordon Jenkins & Orch. Bill Kenny also recorded songs on this date
-Time Out for Tears Rejected 76908-1 -3
-Time Out for Tears CD: MSD3-37113 

LP: DL8232, DXB182 

45: ED781

27259, Oct/50 76908-4
-Dream Awhile Rejected 76909-1 -2
-Dream Awhile 27259, Oct/50 76909-3
23Oct/50 Recording date-songs: With Sy Oliver & Orch.
-What Can You Do? 27632, Jul/51 80063-1
-Castles In the Sand LP: VL73725 27464, Mar/51 80064-1
-If Only Bill Kenny but labeled IS 

CD: MCAD2-11728 

LP:VL3606

27391, Jan/51 80065-1
-A Friend of Johnny's 27391, Jan/51 80066-1
20 Dec/50 Recording date-songs:
-Little Small Town Girl With Ella Fitzgerald 27419, Feb/51 80291-1
-I Still Feel the Same About You With Ella Fitzgerald 

CD: GRD-663

27419, Feb/51 80292-1
17 Jan/51 Recording date-song: With Sy Oliver & Orch. Bill Kenny also recorded songs on this date
-More of the Same Sweet You 27632, Jul/51 80394-1
-A Fool Grows Wise Rejected 80395-1
22Jan/51 Recording date-songs:
-A Fool Grows Wise LP: VL3725 27493, Apr/51 80441-1
-Tell Me You Love Me LP: VL3725 27464, Mar/51 80442-1
15Feb/51 Recording date-songs: Bill Kenny recorded songs on same date
-And Then I Prayed 27494, Apr/51 80552-1
-Somebody Bigger Than You and I LP: DL8683 27494, Apr/51 80553-1
-Do Something for Me LP: VL3725 27493, Apr/51 80554-1
1Aug/51 Recording date-songs:
-I Don't Stand A Ghost of A Chance With You  CD: CLASSIC7754 

LP: CB20017, DL8232, MSM35051 

45: ED781

27742, Sep/51

30058, Sep/56

81324-1
-I'm Lucky I Have You LP: VL3725 27742, Sep/51 81325-1
12 Oct/51 Recording date-song:
-Honest and Truly LP: VL3606 27996, Mar/52 81683-1
Late'51 Radio-Guest Star #250, transcriptions exist-songs: With Harry Sosnik & Defence Bonds Orch.
-I'm Lucky I Have You This is a real IS version and not just Bill Kenny as on the Decca recording.
-Java Jive
3Jan/52 Recording date, songs:
-I'm Heading Back To Paradise Labeled Bill Kenny 

45: 9-28078

28078, Apr/52 82067-1
-Do You Know What It Means to be Lonely Bill Kenny alone – this is another song where he also does the talking bass himself. 

45: 9-28738

28738, Jul/53 82068
-**Did You Tell Me A Lie  Rejected, no known version of this song - only Bill Kenny 82069-1 
30Jan/52 Recording date-songs:
-I counted On You 45: 9-28462 28462, Nov/52 82225-1
-Don't Mind the Rain Bill Kenny but a little of the Ink Spots style. 

45: 9-28738

28738, Jul/53 82226
-I Must Say Goodbye 45: 9-28078 28078, Apr/52 82228-1
7 Apr/52 Recording date-songs:
-You Are Happiness Bill Kenny 28412, Oct/52 82648
-You May Be the Sweetheart of Somebody Else -Bill Kenny even does talking bass on this song per Bill Proctor 28164, May/52  82649-1
-Under the Honeysuckle Vine 28164, May/52 82650-1
?/?/52 Recording date-song: With Leroy Kirkland Orch. 
-Forgetting You Rejected 83338-1
2Sep/52 Recording date-song: With Sy Oliver Orch. 
-Forgetting You Bill Kenny 

CD: CLASSIC7754 

LP: CB20017, DL8232 

45: ED781, 9-28462

28462, Nov/52 83338-2
-Moonlight Mystery Bill Kenny 28412, Oct/52
1952-53? Concert checks available on Sandy Hook 2084 (some) and TWINKGOST-ROGO-CWS 37 (all): songs- This is the Kenny, McDonald, Brown, Kennedy group. Bill Kenny mentions "folks listening in" and these songs may have been broadcast as well as performed for a live audience
-Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall CD: CDSH2084 

LP: SH2084, TWINKGOST ROGO CWS37

-The Sunny Side of the Street CD:CDSH2084 

LP: SH2084, TWINKGOST ROGO CWS37

-When You're Smiling CD: CDSH2084 

LP: SH2084, TWINKGOST ROGO CWS37

-You Are Happiness LP: TWINKGOST ROGO CWS37
-Who's To Blame LP: TWINKGOST ROGO CWS37
-If I Didn't Care LP: TWINKGOST ROGO CWS37
27 Mar/53 Recording date, songs:
-I Keep Thinking of You Bill Kenny 

45: 9-28677

28677, Apr/53 84211-1
-Who's To Blame? Bill Kenny 28677, Apr/53 84212

78RPM number key:

VIC = RCA Victor, RCA Victor Co, Camden, NJ, USA

BBD - Bluebird, RCA Victor

BR - Brunswick Records, England (P after number = also issued with picture label)

C - Canada (but most Canadian records just use U.S. numbers), The Compo Co, Lachine, PQ, Canada

CL - Columbia Records, Columbia Gramophone Co, London, England

F - France, Decca American Series

FS - Festival, Australia

HMV - His Master's Voice, The Gramophone Co, Middlesex, England

H - The Decca Record Co, Holland

I(B) - Brunswick Ltd., India

I(C) - The Columbia Gramophone Co, India

I(D) - The Decca Record Co. Ltd., India

Y = Decca, Australia, Columbia Gramophone (Aust.) Pty. Ltd, Sydney, Australia

Y(NZ) - Decca, New Zealand, His Master's Voice (U.K.) Ltd, Wellington, NZ

All others are Decca

Other codes:

LC = Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Last revised: 24Sept/2014