On this date in The Ink Spots History: In 1943, the band went into the studio and recorded just one song, “Don’t Believe Everything You Dream”. It’s not a song that gets a lot of attention, but is interesting in that it features lead parts from all three lead singing Ink Spots, Bill Kenny, Deek Watson, and Hoppy Jones.
Rounding out the lineup was Bernie Mackey, filling in for Charlie while he served in WW2, only Mackey’s second recording session with the group after “Cow Cow Boogie”. Although Mackey was in the group for “Cow Cow Boogie”, it’s unclear if he is in the recording at all, as the music appears to be only piano, bass, and drums, with one guitar chord at the end of the bridge that may or may not be Mackey. “Don’t Believe Everything You Dream” is at the very least the first Ink Spots song to feature him prominently.