Delta Rhythm Boys

ABOUT

The Delta Rhythm Boys were a highly acclaimed and veteran vocal R&B group formed at Langston University in Langston, OK that became famous during the mid 1940s. Their best known songs include their hit renditions of "It's Only A Paper Moon" (1945) and "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" (1946). Formed in 1934, the original lineup consisted of Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, Otha Lee Gaines, and Kelsey Pharr, with many personnel changes over the years.


Best known songs (with years) include:

  • It's Only A Paper Moon (1945)
  • The Honeydripper (1945)
  • (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (1946)
  • Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' (1946)

Pop charts debut year: 1945

Years active: 1934-1987

Genres: R&B, jazz, gospel

Labels: Decca

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