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Les Paul & Mary Ford , Christine Chatman, Big Maybelle

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“Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn

Les Paul & Mary Ford, Christine Chatman, Big Maybelle

Les Paul & Mary Ford Mockin' Bird Hill

Chicken Reel

Christine Chatman & her ORCH. HURRY, HURRY

Naptown Boogie


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All on Shellac 10” 78 rpm and released in the US

Les Paul & Mary Ford ‎– Mockin' Bird Hill / Chicken Reel

Blue Label: Capitol 1373 1951 

Les Paul and Mary Ford were a popular 1950s husband-and-wife/group musical team in which Les Paul played the guitar and Mary Ford sang.

.A: Mockin' Bird Hill

Vocals Mary Ford, Composer Vaughn Horton

B: Chicken Reel

Arranged by Les Paul Composer unknown 

Les Paul & Mary Ford are famous for creating a makeshift recording studio in their garage. In their garage studio, they used multitrack recording to record many of their hits their 

Christine Chatman & Her Orchestra (With Mabel Smith aka Big Maybelle) - Decca 8660

Here we have Big Maybelle's debut recording. Recorded on April 6, 1944.

Mabel Louise Smith (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972), known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

Christine Chatman & her ORCH. HURRY, HURRY (v. Mabel Smith)

Decca 8660A 71951A 4/6/44

Composers Richard Larkin - Benny Carte

Naptown Boogie

8600B 71948A 4/6/1944 

Composers Clarence Smith, J.Mayo Williams