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The Cellos

The Cellos’ singing was as smooth because the sound of the instrumental namesake. Created at Charles Evans Hughes SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL on Western 18th Road in Manhattan, the Cellos had been Alvin Williams (bass), Billy Montgomery (1st tenor), Alton Campbell (ballad business lead), Bobby Thomas (baritone), and Cliff Williams (second …

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Carson Smith

b. Carson Raymond Smith, 9 January 1931, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California, USA, d. 2 November 1997, NEVADA, Nevada USA. Smith’s family members moved to LA while he was still a kid, but, after completing his schooling, he initial tried employed in the brand new York region. Although he was …

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Don Fagerquist

A fantastic trumpeter from the bop and awesome eras who mainly died out in the 1960s, Don Fagerquist just had two classes as a innovator, a half-date for Capitol in 1955, and a fantastic outing for Setting (reissued about V.S.O.P.) in 1957. Fagerquist was an integral soloist with Gene Krupa …

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The Elegants

This NY doo wop group earned notoriety for his or her masterpiece “Little Star” in 1958, which topped both R&B and pop charts. These were a white ensemble led by Vito Picone with Arthur Venosa, Frank Tardogono, Carmen Romano, and Wayne Mochella. All have been in additional organizations before uniting …

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The El Dorados

Among the leading R&B vocal groupings on Vee Jay, the Un Dorados had a comparatively short career making use of their initial lineup, where they scored an enormous crossover strike, 1955’s “WITHIN MY ENTRY WAY” (amount 17 in the pop graphs and number 1 R&B, where it all remained for …

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The Easy Riders

THE SIMPLE Riders aren’t mentioned in virtually any reference books on folk music — certainly, one will see no entry in it in virtually any reference focus on popular music from the 20th century, even though they had an enormous hit in early 1957 using the song “Marianne,” and in …

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The Empires

Harlem, NY-based R&B group the Empires created in 1953 — based on Marv Goldberg’s profile within the Dec 1977 problem of Yesterday’s Remembrances, the group was a family group affair, teaming tenor Les Cooper, his nephew Johnny “Friend” Barnes on business lead tenor, and his cousin William Goodman on bass. …

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Lawrence Walker

Lawrence Walker, the reigning ruler of accordion players through the 1950s, continues to be considered among the all-time great Cajun performers. Created near Duson, Louisiana, Walker was the boy of the prominent fiddler, who later on moved the family members to Orange, Tx. Lawrence and sibling Elton, a fiddler, shaped …

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The Danderliers

The Danderliers (never to end up being confused with the Danleers) called themselves by this made-up name, supposedly an offshoot from the dandelion blossom, hoping to differentiate themselves from all of the car and bird-named organizations around the doo wop picture at that time. The original users — Wayne Campbell …

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