IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON * ELLA FITZGERALD WITH THE DELTA RHYTHM BOYS * BRUNSWICK 9062 * UK
The Delta Rhythm Boys were a pioneering Rhythm & Blues group, who started out calling themselves The Frederick Hall Quartet way back in the mid 1930s. The group first recorded for Decca in December 1940, as The Delta Rhythm Boys, with Gimmie Some Skin it was released in March 1941 on Decca 8514. Something of a surreal lullaby that captured the mood of unreality and joy after the end of the horrors of the second world war It's Only A paper Moon was the the groups twenty first release on the label originally Decca 23425 backed with Cry You Out Of My Heart also with Ella Fitzgerald, For Sentimental Reasons the other track on the above EP sung by the boys with Ella was released on Decca 23670 the following year backed with It's A Pity To Say Goodnight also with Ella Fitzgerald. The above EP was not released in the UK until almost a decade later in October 1954.
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