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Little Caesar

Blues/R&B vocalist/professional. Blessed in Pittsburgh and migrating to California in 1949, Harry Caesar have scored an R&B strike in 1952 for LA business owner John Dolphin’s Documented in Hollywood label using the violent “Goodbye Baby.” He was also mixed up in L.A. doo wop picture. Caesar spent some time working …

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The Dynamics

Isaac “Zeke” Harris, George White colored, Fred Baker, and Samuel Stevenson were the Dynamics. (Zerben R. Hicks also sang with them but remaining soon after their 1st album launch.) All Detroit natives, the group was handled by Ted White colored, who was wedded towards the Queen of Spirit, Aretha Franklin.Their …

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Phil Phillips

b. John Phillip Baptiste, 14 March 1931, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Phillips had written his one strike, ‘Ocean Of Like’, to win over a would-be sweetheart in 1958. He was released to maker George Khoury, who documented the song in the Goldband Documenting Studio room and released it by himself …

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The Del Vikings

The story from the Dell-Vikings (or Del Vikings, or Del-Vikings) is among the most glorious, complicated, and frustrating of any successful doo wop group in music history. With two main national strikes (“Arrive OPT FOR Me” and “Whispering Bells”) with their credit — yet another hit than almost every other …

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Hollywood Flames

This long-lasting LA doo wop aggregation had an extremely fluid personnel roster. Bobby Time was among the group’s founders in 1950, as well as the Hollywood Flames documented prolifically for Hollywood, Area of expertise, Lucky, Swingtime, Cash, and other brands before reducing their one main strike, the rocking “Hype Buzz …

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The Bop Chords

Harlem’s the Bop Chords produced in 1955 in the same building where in fact the Ladders, Stations, and Willows got their begin. Lead vocalist Ernest Harriston, William Dailey, Ken Hamilton, Leon Ivey, and Morris Smarr acquired all sung with various other neighborhood groupings, and Hamilton acquired recorded using the Five …

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The Bonnevilles

In the hazy days between your end of rock and roll & roll’s first great era as well as the British Invasion, the beat hardly ever really stopped, it just went underground. As the graphs were packed with pretty-faced micro-talents, the local people still danced towards the throbbing defeat of …

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Art Laboe

A California disk jockey who popularized the “oldies but goodies” format in radio. Though compilation albums of old material are actually commonplace, Laboe was one of the primary (if not really the 1st) to permit material from many brands for the 1st effective “oldies” albums going to the market.

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The Videls

The Videls were a Rhode Island-based trio, Peter Andreoli, Vincent Poncia, Jr., and Norman Marzano, who fulfilled in Providence and trim records originally for the neighborhood Rhody record label. They found national interest when among the Rhody produces, “Mister Depressed,” got found with the JDS label located in NY. It …

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The Velvetones

Doo wop group the Velvetones formed in Newark, NJ, in 1943. Based on the content on Marv Goldberg’s R&B Notebooks internet site (http://home.att.net/~marvy42/marvart.html), the original Velvetones were tenor business lead Madison Flanagan, second tenor and bassist Walter Dawkins, baritone and guitarist Sam Rucker, and pianist/arranger Enoch Martin, plus they spent …

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