There were two Sunbeam labels. This one dates from late 1946 into 1947.
There were about 11 issues between 101 and 109 as some numbers may have been
used twice. The Orchestra leader and label owner was Marl Young with an "m".
Address 6128 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, Il. The other McFerrin release
was 102 "We're Off" b/w "Fascinating Lady." You can find a listing in "The
R&B indies" by Bob McGrath and in "The American Record Label Directory" by
Galen Garth (both out of print). The African American press followed
McFerrin quite closely. Try searching his name in the archives of the
Baltimore Afro-American online. The label was best known for recordings of
Little Miss Cornshucks (Mildred Cummings) see The Blues Dsicography revised
second edition p. 391. There was also an article on her and Marl Young in
Blues and Rhythm Magazine.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Robert McFerrin - SUNBEAM 78rpm, Chicago
Please, can someone provide information about a CHICAGO 78rpm label SUNBEAM
101 is by Robert McFerrin
A WATER BOY arranged by Avery Robinson
B THE LORD'S PRAYER
XARL YOUNG, piano
Robert Wilson, bass
anyone have list of SUNBEAM releases ????
or Robert McFerrin recordings ???? - I am aware of LPs for Washington,
Riverside, MET Record Club (Rigoletto), and voice on
soundtrack of 1959 film of Porgy and Bess.