The Ink Spots If I Didn’t Care: An Anthology
Release Date: April 22, 2022
Label: Sunset Blvd.
With a high-flying tenor floating above their tight harmonies, the Ink Spots were the predecessors of doo-wop. If I Didn't Care: An Anthology collects 40 songs, ten previously unreleased, on two CDs.
Countless vocal groups modelled themselves after the Ink Spots.
With a high-flying tenor floating above their tight harmonies, the Ink Spots were the predecessors of doo-wop. They became so popular that all-white venues integrated to get them in their lineup, a rare occurrence in the '40s. The Ink Spots were frequent chart toppers totaling over 50 hits in their 17 year recording career. Their best selling record "If I Didn't Care" sold over 19 million copies and is currently the 7th best selling single of all time. This collection focuses on post-1950 with a recasting of their hits by original lead vocalists Bill Kenny and Charlie Fuqua. Disc 2 features the original group performing hits and rarities between 1938 and 1944.