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The origins of vocal group the Dootones could be traced to Fremont SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in LA, California, USA, where singer and multi-instrumentalist H.B. Barnum performed within a jazz music group along with his drumming friend Ronald Barrett. The Dootones had been subsequently produced in 1954 once the duo added Charles Gardner and Marvin Wilkins. Their preliminary work was as support singers/musicians towards the Meadowlarks and Penguins. These were entitled the Dootones in 1955 by their supervisor, Dootsie Williams, and produced their debut with ‘Teller Of Lot of money’ in Apr. A pop-orientated undertake R&B, it captivated regional airplay, while additional exposure was included with Californian trips with Etta Wayne and Jackie Wilson. Later on, Williams place the quartet as well as Vernon Green, previously from the Medallions, to get a Canadian tour, and produced his motives to remodel the music group as the fresh Medallions clear. The prevailing Dootones had been evidently unsatisfied with this switch of occasions, and disbanded without issuing any more recordings. Barrett teamed up using the Meadowlarks, Gardner persevered with Green up to now another version from the Medallions, while Barnum became a member of the Robins, later on operating as an arranger with performers including Ray Charles and Lou Rawls. Charles Gardner became a minister in Pasadena. The Dootones documented ‘Down The Street’ in 1962. Originally documented in 1955, it supported a monitor entitled ‘Sailor Boy’ by way of a second, completely different version from the Dootones set up by Dootsie Williams. That development had previously released an individual entitled ‘Unusual Love Affair’.

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Full Name The Dootones
Music Songs Teller of Fortune, Ay Si Si, Sailor Boy, Strange Love Affair, The Day You Said Goodbye, Ay Si Si Mambo, If You Were My Darling, Please Don't Stop Me, Down the Road

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1 Members have included Bruce Tate, Dexter Tisby, Curtis William, Cleve Duncan, Randy Jones, Ray Brewster, Teddy Harper, Waltr Saulsbury, Vesta King, Evelyn King, Vera Walker, Rudy Wilson, Glenn Madison.



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The Vampire Diaries 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Vegas 2013 performer: "Earth Angel"
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Somers Town 2008 performer: "Hey Senorita Let Me Take You Home"
Smallville 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Do It for Uncle Manny 2002 "Earth Angel" sync, "Earth Angel" Reprise
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent 2000 Video "Earth Angel"
Three Wishes 1995 performer: "Earth Angel Will You Be Mine"
Oh, What a Night 1992 performer: "Earth Angel"
Deceived 1991 performer: "Earth Angel"
Waiting for the Light 1990 performer: "Memories of El Monte"
Hellgate 1989 performer: "MEMORIES OF EL MONTE"
Colors 1988 performer: "MEMORIES OF EL MONTE"
Mondo Trasho 1969 performer: "Earth Angel"



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