The Ink Spots were a vocal group in the 1930s and 1940s that helped define the musical genre that led to rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and the subgenre doo-wop. They gained much acceptance in both the white community and black community largely due to the ballad style introduced to the group by lead singer Bill Kenny. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame in 1999.
Another song my mom sang around the house and I ended up singing around my kids as a result is the 1930s song It's A Sin To Tell A Lie by The Ink Spots. I wasn't born until 1960, but I have such warm memories of the older songs before my time, just from hearing my parents sing them or play them on LPs (vinyl records, for you youngins). :)
There were at least 4 songs I loved as I was growing up: "I Don't Want to set the World on Fire" "My Prayer" "If I Didn't Care" "Its a Sin to Tell a Lie" (this one recorded in 1939) Hope you enjoy a listen, too.
The Ink Spots were a popular vocal group in the 1930s and 1940s that helped define the musical genre that led to rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and the subgenre doo-wop. They and the Mills Brothers, another black vocal group of the same period, gained much acceptance in the white community.
The Ink Spots - We'll Meet Again (I don't knowwhy, but this has always had a haunting quality to me. I expect it to be an end credits song some day in a horror film. And I love the Ink Spots, btw, so no rude comments.)
Using fire with alcohol ink! Gets some really interesting results. I tried it tonight on metal but I was working on pre-formed cuffs and -no big surprise- because of the curves I couldn't build up enough alcohol in one spot to maintain a flame more than a moment. I'll try a flat piece tomorrow.