The Charioteers were a hugely popular pop/gospel vocal group led by tenor Wilfred "Billy" Williams that became famous during the 1940s. Their best known songs include the romantic "Don't Forget Tonight Tomorrow" (1945, with Frank Sinatra) and their mostly-spoken smash rendition of the novelty standard, "Open The Door, Richard" (1947).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Don't Forget Tonight Tomorrow (1945)
  • On The Boardwalk (In Atlantic City) (1946)
  • Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) (1947)
  • Open The Door, Richard (1947)
  • Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song) (1948)
  • A Kiss And A Rose (1949)

Pop charts debut year: 1940

Years active: 1930-1957

Genres: Gospel, traditional pop

Labels: Decca, Vocalion, V-Disc, Vocalion, Brunswick, Columbia


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