Mother's 45s

As you view these photo/record assemblages: the maturation process of Chambers' mother is seen; the man who came into her life and eventually became her husband and his father is seen; the maturation process of her only child (him) is seen; the change in hair and fashion styles is seen; the change in automobile models is seen; and various locales throughout the United States are seen. Note: click on images to view larger versions, then click on players to listen to snippets from the songs/music recorded directly from his mother's records.


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SONGS
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Because Of You / Al Hibbler
These Worldly Wonders / Patti Page
September Song / The Chordells
Helpless / The Platters
The Things I Never Had / Kay Starr
Pagliacci / Bill Farrell
On The Street Where You Live / Vic Damone
Once In A While / The Dinning Sisters
I Get Ideas / Louis Armstrong

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Perfect Fool
Picnic / The McGuire Sisters
Let's Try Again / Al Hibbler
Blueberry Hill / Fats Domino
Mr. Wonderful / Peggy Lee
Only Because / The Platters
Jealousy / Frankie Laine
Silhouettes / The Rays
Ruby / Adam Wade

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So-So / Vaughn Monroe
Tell Me Why / The Four Aces
A Rose And A Baby Ruth / George Hamilton IV
Who Can I Turn To / Astrud Gilberto
Playing For Keeps / Elvis Presley
Say It Ain't So, Joe / Betty Johnson
I've Been There / Tommy Edwards
You're Free To Go / Don Robertson
The Five Pennies / The Four Aces

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You Send Me / Teresa Brewer
Got A Date With An Angel / Skinnay Ennis
Think Of Me / Maxine Brown
Evening Rain / Earl Grant
Saturday Dance / Teresa Brewer
It's All In The Game / Tommy Edwards
Little Small Town Girl / Ella Fitzgerald / The Ink Spots
Gina / Johnny Mathis
I Won't Cry Anymore / Chris Connor

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Saturday's Kisses / Charlie Applewhite
I'll Love Only You / Gary Criss
Please Have Mercy / Bunny Paul
Someone Else's Roses / Doris Day
Just One More Chance / Les Paul and Mary Ford
Belonging To Someone / Patti Page
Fairy Tale / Frank Sinatra
Anything To Say You're Mine / Etta James
Wishing For Your Love / The Voxpoppers

Exhibitions

Mother's 45s (solo show), Avenue Gallery (no longer online), 2001.

Parents (Mother's 45s) (group show), Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. (selected through national competition), 1992.

Mother's 45s (solo show), Gallery One, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1990.

Interview at Avenue Gallery (no longer online).