Along with The Mills Brothers, The Ink Spots blazed the way
for black music groups, creating a path for many to follow.
They proved tremendously influential, with Bill Kenny's lead
tenor inspiring singers such as Sonny Til (The Orioles),
Curtis Mayfield (The Impressions), Frankie Lymon (The
Teenagers) and scores of others, while Hoppy Jones's
trademark talking bass role inspired an equal number of