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 176-200 of 212 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||80553||2/15/1951||somebody bigger than you and I||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||80554||2/15/1951||Do something for me||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||81324||8/1/1951||I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||81325||8/1/1951||I'm lucky I have you||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||81683||10/12/1951||Honest and truly||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||82065||1/3/1952||If I forget you||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||82066||1/3/1952||Please Mr. Sun||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82067||1/3/1952||I'm heading back to paradise||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82068||1/3/1952||Do you know what it means to be lonely||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82069||1/3/1952||Did you tell me a lie||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82225||1/30/1952||I counted on you||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny ; Sy Oliver Orchestra||Musical group|
|Decca||82226||1/30/1952||Don't mind the rain||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny ; Sy Oliver Orchestra||Musical group|
|Decca||82227||1/30/1952||A bundle from heaven||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny ; Sy Oliver Orchestra||Musical group|
|Decca||82228||1/30/1952||I must say goodbye||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny ; Sy Oliver Orchestra||Musical group|
|Decca||82648||4/7/1952||You are happiness||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82649||4/7/1952||You may be the sweetheart of somebody else||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82650||4/7/1952||Under the honeysuckle vine||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82676||4/14/1952||A soldier's rosary-1||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82677||4/14/1952||Just for today||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82678||4/14/1952||Don't put it off till Sunday||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||82679||4/14/1952||The hand of God-1||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||83337||9/2/1952||Moonlight mystery||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||83338||9/2/1952||(That's just my way of) Forgetting you||Ink Spots||Musical group|
|Decca||84211||3/27/1953||I keep thinking of you||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
|Decca||84212||3/27/1953||Who's to blame||Ink Spots ; Bill Kenny||Musical group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ink Spots," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106451.
Ink Spots. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106451.
"Ink Spots." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: The Ink Spots
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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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