The Foursome

The Foursome

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Male vocal quartets were commonplace in the 1920s and '30s, but there was nothing commonplace about the four young men from the Pacific Northwest who called themselves the Foursome. The group was originally formed in 1926 by two boys from Spokane, Marshall Smith and Dwight Snyder, along with Harry Isaacs and Kearney Walton. They toured theatres on the East Coast and recorded for Columbia with Paul Ash before splitting up. Isaacs and Walton (who went on to become a bandleader) were replaced by Jimmy Davis and Raymond Johnson in 1928; Davis soon left to be replaced by Del Porter, a pal of Johnson's from Oregon State College, and the reorganization of the group was complete.
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The Foursome Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Dick Powell (2) And The Foursome Dick Powell (2) And The Foursome - Victory March / Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech. Brunswick US 1938 Sell This Version
Dick Powell (2) And The Foursome Dick Powell (2) And The Foursome - On, Wisconsin! / The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You Decca 1938 Sell This Version
2024 Dick Powell (2) And The Foursome With Harry Sosnik And His Orchestra Dick Powell (2) And The Foursome With Harry Sosnik And His Orchestra - Stein Song / The Illinois Loyalty Song(Shellac, 10") Decca 2024 US 1938 Sell This Version
2494 Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome - El Rancho Grande / Ida Sweet As Apple Cider(Shellac, 10") Decca 2494 US 1939 Sell This Version
Y5384 Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome - Ida Sweet As Apple Cider / El Rancho Grande (Shellac, 10") Decca Y5384 Australia 1939 Sell This Version
2447 Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra And The Foursome Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra And The Foursome - I'm Building A Sailboat Of Dreams / Down By The Old Mill Stream(Shellac, 10") Decca 2447 US 1939 Sell This Version
02974 Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome / Bing Crosby And Connie Boswell Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome / Bing Crosby And Connie Boswell - Sweet Potato Pipers / Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 02974 UK 1940 Sell This Version
3389 Dick Powell (2) Assisted By The Foursome With Victor Young And His Orchestra Dick Powell (2) Assisted By The Foursome With Victor Young And His Orchestra - Tumbledown Ranch In Arizona(Shellac, 10") Decca 3389 US 1940 Sell This Version
Y5385 Bob Hope & Shirley Ross / Shirley Ross & The Foursome Bob Hope & Shirley Ross / Shirley Ross & The Foursome - The Lady's In Love With You / Mine(Shellac, 10") Decca Y5385 Australia 1940 Sell This Version
25492 Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome - Down By The Old Mill Stream / Down By The Old Mill Stream(Shellac, 10") Decca 25492 US 1950 Sell This Version
02807 Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome / Bing Crosby With Victor Young And His Concert Orchestra Bing Crosby Assisted By The Foursome / Bing Crosby With Victor Young And His Concert Orchestra - Down By The Old Mill Stream / Home On The Range(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 02807 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1595 The Foursome Accompanied By Perry Botkin's Instrumental Quartet* The Foursome Accompanied By Perry Botkin's Instrumental Quartet* - Chinatown, My Chinatown / Sweet Georgia Brown(Shellac, 10") Decca 1595 US Unknown Sell This Version