The Ink Spots

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The Ink Spots were a popular African-American vocal group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. Best known for their recordings of Pop ballads, The Ink Spots were frequent chart toppers totaling over 50 hits in their 17 year recording career. Their best selling record "If I Didn't Care" sold over 19 million copies and is currently the 7th best selling single of all time. Bill Kenny (leader) disbanded The Ink Spots in 1954 however many spin-off or imposter groups have been performing and recording ever since.

Original Ink Spots
Founding members (1935): Orville Jones (bass), Deek Watson (tenor), Jerry Daniels (tenor) and Charlie Fuqua (baritone).
1936: Jerry Daniels is replaced by tenor Bill Kenny
1943: Charlie Fuqua is replaced by baritone Bernie Mackey
1943: Deek Watson replaced by tenor Billy Bowen
1945: baritone Huey Long briefly replaces Mackey before Charlie Fuqua returns in October 1945
1945: Orville "Hoppy" Jones replaced by bass singer Herb Kenny, Bill Kenny's twin brother
1951: Herb Kenny replaced by bass singer Adriel McDonald
1952: Charlie Fuqua replaced by R&B guitarist Everett Barksdale

Spin-offs
In 1952 Charlie Fuqua left the group and formed his own vocal group also called "The Ink Spots," claiming his was the "original" group

1946 Cashbox award for making "The Gypsy" the biggest money making song of the year.
1948 awarded with a plaque from the Negro Actors Guild for the efforts in "breaking down the walls of racial prejudice".
1989, the Ink Spots were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as influences; they were listed as Bill Kenny, Charlie Fuqua, Deek Watson, and Hoppy Jones.
1989, the Ink Spots 1939 recording of "If I Didn't Care" was inducted in to the Grammy Hall of Fame
1999, the Ink Spots group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
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The Ink Spots Discography Tracks

Albums

The Ink Spots - Ink Spots album art Ink Spots* Ink Spots (Album, EP) Decca, Decca US 1946 Sell This Version
A-667 The Ink Spots - Souvenir Album Volume Three album art Ink Spots* Souvenir Album Volume Three(4xShellac, 10", Album) Decca A-667 US 1946 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - Volume Two album art The Ink Spots Volume Two (Comp, Album, EP) Decca US 1947 Sell This Version
DL5333 The Ink Spots - Precious Memories album art The Ink Spots Precious Memories(10", Mono) Decca DL5333 US 1951 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - Street Of Dreams album art The Ink Spots Street Of Dreams (EP, Comp, Album) Brunswick, Brunswick US 1954 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Best Of The Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots The Best Of The Ink Spots (Comp) Decca Canada 1955 Sell This Version
MH 33-144 The Ink Spots - Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots Quartet* Ink Spots(10") Waldorf Music Hall MH 33-144 US 1955 Sell This Version
MH 33-152 The Ink Spots - Do I Worry album art The Ink Spots Do I Worry(10") Waldorf Music Hall MH 33-152 US 1955 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - Something Old - Something New album art The Ink Spots Something Old - Something New (Album) King Records (3) US 1956 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - Time Out For Tears album art The Ink Spots Time Out For Tears (Album) Decca US 1956 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots' "Greatest" album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots' "Greatest" (Album, Comp) Grand Award Records US 1957 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots In Hi-Fi album art Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots* Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots In Hi-Fi (Comp, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records Australia 1957 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - America's Favorite Quartet, In New High Fidelity album art The Ink Spots America's Favorite Quartet, In New High Fidelity Colortone US 1957 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots In Hi-Fi album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots In Hi-Fi (Album) Tops Records US 1957 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - Sincerely Yours album art The Ink Spots Sincerely Yours (Album) Vocalion (2) US 1958 Sell This Version
DL 8768 The Ink Spots - Torch Time album art The Ink Spots Torch Time(LP) Decca DL 8768 US 1958 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - In The Spotlite! album art The Ink Spots In The Spotlite! (Album) Tops Records US 1959 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots (Album) Crown Records (2) US 1959 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots (Album) Coronet Records US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 1003 The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots(10") Britone LP 1003 UK 1959 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots (Album) Riviera Records, Riviera Records US 1960 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - 4 Of A Kind album art The Ink Spots 4 Of A Kind (Album, Comp) Venise US 1960 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots (Album) Audition Records (2) UK 1960 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - The Ink Spots At Las Vegas album art The Ink Spots The Ink Spots At Las Vegas (Album, Comp) Spin-O-Rama US 1961 Sell This Version
The Ink Spots - More Ink Spots album art The Ink Spots More Ink Spots Crown Records (2) US 1961 Sell This Version