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The Four Tunes

In 1950, l to r: jimmy gordon, jimmy nabbie, pat best (front) and danny owens

The Four Tunes comprised of:

Ivory 'Deek' Watson (b. 18th July 1909, Mounds, Illinois, U.S.A. d. 4th November 1969, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.)

William 'Pat' Best (b. 6th June 1923, Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A. d. 14th October 2004, Roseville, California, U.S.A.)

Jimmy Gordon (b. 1906, U.S.A.)


Jimmy Nabbie (b. James Enoch Nabbie, 1920, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., d. 15th September 1992, Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)

The Four Tunes were an R&B vocal quartet who performed during the 1950's.

They originally recorded under the name of The Brown Dots.

Their recording 'Marie', reached number 2 on the R&B charts

The group were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Four Tunes

12 x 4 - 1958

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The Four Tunes: 12 x 4 (Jubilee Records 1957)

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