Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Forgotten Friday Favorites: The Ink Spots

Apparently a whole slew of gamers are familiar with the singing group The Ink Spots. A few of their hits have been featured in the soundtracks to video games which has led listeners to YouTube to check them out. Hey, I think it's great that younger generations are being introduced to their music through unusual means. The Ink Spots were a singing quarter with beginnings dating back to 1932. Their honey dripped vocals contributed to several hits during WW2 and beyond such as I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire, My Prayer, I'll Never Smile Again, A Lovely Way to Spend Each Evening, and If I Didn't Care. Deek Watson, Charles Fuqua, Orville "Hoppy" Jones and Jerry Daniels made up the original members. Bill Kenny replaced Daniels as the group's lead tenor in 1936, before their hits started to take off. 

And here's a couple of them - I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire and If I Didn't Care.

BTW, I think I'm retiring the Two Forgotten Friday Favorites - at least for a while. Friday is typically the day of the week where my blog's traffic declines, and it's getting to be a challenge to make this a regular post each week. Have a wonderful weekend!



1 comment:

42N said...

My favorite all time Ink Spot tune is Maybe. Great vocals.

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