The Ink Spots were an American Vocal Jazz group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. Their unique musical style presaged the rhythm and blues and rock and roll musical genres, and the subgenre doo-wop. The Ink Spots were widely accepted in both the white and black communities, largely due to the ballad style introduced to the group by lead singer Bill Kenny.
In 1989, the Ink Spots (Bill Kenny, Charlie Fuqua, Deek Watson, Jerry Daniels and Orville Jones) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1999 they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Since the Ink Spots disbanded in 1954, there have been well over 100 vocal groups calling themselves "The Ink Spots" without any right to the name, and without any original members of the group. These groups often have claimed to be "2nd generation" or "3rd generation" Ink Spots.
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Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1953
Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 51-75 of 212 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||67931||10-in.||7/16/1940||Java jive||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67968||10-in.||8/8/1940||I'll never smile again||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67969||10-in.||8/8/1940||I could make you care||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67970||10-in.||8/8/1940||Do I worry?||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67990||10-in.||8/20/1940||My greatest mistake||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67991||10-in.||8/20/1940||Don't ever break a promise||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67992||10-in.||8/20/1940||Ring, telephone, ring||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||67999||10-in.||8/21/1940||In the doorway||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68532||10-in.||12/23/1940||So sorry||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68533||10-in.||12/23/1940||Ring, telephone, ring||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68534||10-in.||12/23/1940||You're looking for romance||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68535||10-in.||12/23/1940||I can't stand losing you||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68536||10-in.||12/23/1940||That's when your heartaches begin||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68537||10-in.||12/23/1940||I'm still without a sweetheart||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68538||10-in.||12/23/1940||Why didn't you tell me?||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68539||10-in.||12/23/1940||I wish I could say the same||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68540||10-in.||12/30/1940||I'd climb the highest mountain||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68541||10-in.||12/30/1940||What good would it do ?||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68655||10-in.||2/4/1941||Driftwood||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||68656||10-in.||2/4/1941||We'll meet again||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||69565||10-in.||7/25/1941||Keep cool, fool||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||69566||10-in.||7/25/1941||Until the real thing comes along||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||69567||10-in.||7/25/1941||Hey Doc!||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||69633||10-in.||8/12/1941||It isn't a dream any more||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||69634||10-in.||8/12/1941||Nothin'||Ink Spots||Musical group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ink Spots," accessed May 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106451.
Ink Spots. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106451.
"Ink Spots." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 May 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: The Ink Spots
Discogs: Ink Spots
Allmusic: Ink Spots
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Ink Spots (Musical group) - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n91117004
Wikidata: The Ink Spots - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q127140
MusicBrainz: The Ink Spots - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/75f47650-8a52-494a-8334-c5279bc6db09
ISNI: 0000 0001 1010 6659 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000110106659
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