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Here is a record of the month by The Rangers Quartet which was released in 1950. The Rangers were the premier group of the early 1940's and remained strong into the early 1950's. Their bass singer, Arnold Hyles, was THE bass singer of the era ('Big' Jim Waites being right up there), and he was the primary role model of JD Sumner. Here is more info on The Rangers: http://www.sgma.org/gogr_history/rangers.htm The 'rough' singing style of the Rangers is not everyone's cup of tea, but I have always liked it. To bad the recording is of such poor quality. But, it is all we have. I do have some radio shows that sound better. Some of those will be put up in the future.
Denver Crumpler, the outstanding 'Irish' tenor, would go on to join the Statesmen quartet in 1953 and with his addition, the perfect quartet was formed...and would last...until his untimely death in 1957.