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Clio Express Talking Music: The Ink Spots

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One of the two granddadies of vocal groups, the Ink Spots introduced a number of firsts that had a direct impact on the development of rhythm and blues in the 40's and rock and roll in the 50's.  Although The Mills Brothers were successful years before the Ink Spots and turned out many more hits (71 to the Ink Spots 46), each had a tremendous influence on music, the public and future vocalists, and chances are that a group or singer influenced by the other.  Bill Kenny's soaring tenor paved the way for Sonny Til, Maithe Marshall, Frankie Lymon, Curtis Mayfield, Russell Thompkins and many others to follow.  This is going to be a wonderful review and discussion.

 

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