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The Ink Spots were probably the most
influential pioneer vocal group, as well as
the most commercially successful to come out
of the World War II era. Of course there
were earlier groups who were very successful
such as the Mills Brothers and other groups
who performed during the early days of the
Ink Spots, such as the Delta Rhythm Boys but
the high tenor lead accompanied by the
"talking" bass was really introduced by the
Ink Spots. Marv Goldberg has written the
definitive history of the Ink Spots in his
book entitled 'More Than Words Can Say'. In
his book, he gives a detailed history of the
pre Ink Spots and early Ink Spots groups.
Death, World War II and personality clashes
all led to the demise of the group. The
purpose of this site is to continue the
story in the form of a family tree with
photos, artwork and eventually music (when
available) of the many groups that followed.
This has not been an exact science and the chronology may be somewhat incorrect, but the way the members jumped around from group to group has made the exact order of things somewhat debatable. I have researched all available information and any comments / corrections or suggestions are welcome to this ever growing tree.