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The Ames Brothers


A close-harmony vocal quartet with couple of equals through the ’50s, the Ames Brothers strike number 1 in 1950 with “Sentimental Me personally,” and found out their biggest strike three years later on with “You, You, You.” Though these were indeed a family group group, the Ames Brothers’ surname was in fact Urick. Joe, Gene, Vic and Ed had been all given birth to within four brief years of every additional in Malden, Massachusetts. After earning a few skill contests within their hometown, the group relocated to Boston and started carrying out in nightclubs. They quickly made the jump to NY and even LA, and authorized to the Coral label in past due 1958. Following a few moderate strikes, the Ames Brothers strike big in early 1950 having a double-sided number 1 strike, “Rag Mop”/”Sentimental Me.” The B-side ultimately triumphed over its turn, as well as the group strike again later on in 1951 with “Undecided.” The largest strike from the Ames Brothers’ profession was 1953’s “You You You,” and their continuing achievement during 1954 with “The Naughty Woman of Shady Property” bore fruits by means of their own tv program. Although quartet continuing to record through the entire ’50s, the dawn from the rock and roll era definitely broken their profession; the group handled two TOP strikes in 1957 (“Tammy,” “Melodie d’Amour”), but folded in 1959. Ed, the youngest Ames sibling, continued a carrying out profession and made an appearance as an Indian called Mingo around the Daniel Boone Television series before striking the very best Ten like a solo take action with 1967’s “My Glass Runneth Over.” He also made an appearance on Broadway.

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Full Name The Ames Brothers
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Siblings Vic Ames, Gene Ames, Joe Ames
Music Songs Rag Mop, You You You, Sentimental Me, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, 50s: Empire Classic: My Bonnie Lassie, Undecided, There’ll Always Be a Christmas, The Man With the Banjo, Red River Rose, Destination Moon, I Saw Esau, It Only Hurts for a Little While, You, You, You Are the One, My Love, My Life, My Happiness, Can Anyone Explain, Pussy Cat, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart, Summer Sweetheart, Rockin' Shoes, China Doll, If You Wanna See Mamie Tonight, A Very Precious Love, Sweet Brown-Eyed Baby, Melodie D'Amor, Lingering Down the Lane, To Each His Own, Cruising Down the River, Little Serenade, I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me, Forever Darling, String Along
Albums Melodie D'Amour, Hello Amigos, Christmas Harmony, Singing Quartet, Hello Italy!, They, They, They are the Ones, Words And Music, The Ames Brothers Sing The Best In The Country, Exactly Like You, Love's Old Sweet Song, The Ames Brothers Hits Collection 1948-60, Smoochin' Time, For Sentimental Reasons, Vintage Christmas No. 18 - LP: Christmas Time, Ames Brothers - 100 Songs, Down Memory Lane with the Ames Brothers, Melody Maker - Ames Brothers, Famous Hits of Famous Quintets, Sentimental Me, Airs de films, no. 9 (Mono Version), Amor, The Ames Brothers Sing the Best in the Country / Words and Music with the Ames Brothers, Knees Up! Mother Brown, They'll Always Be A Christmas, Rag Mop (50 Classic Hits), Hits & Gypsy, The Singing Quartet, The Ames Brothers Volume 2, There'll Always Be a Christmas (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957), The Best of the Ames, Sing the Best of the Bands, Sweet Seventeen, Sing a Song of Christmas, Sentimental Me: The Best of The Ames Brothers, The Blend And The Beat (With Bonus Tracks), Vintage Vocal Jazz / Swing Nº 48 - EPs Collectors, "Melodie D'Amour", Sweet & Swing, Undecided Now, The Very Best of the Ames Brothers, Ames Brothers, I saw Esau, Our Favourite Songs, The Voices of Christmas, Vintage Vocal Jazz / Swing No. 196 - EP: Favourite Negro Spirituals, The Game of Love, The Man with the Banjo, Colours of Music History (Remastered), White Christmas, Destination Moon, Playing Christmas Themes, The Very Best Of, Winter's Here Again (The Christmas Songs)

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1 Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.
2 The group members were Ed Ames, Gene Ames, Joe Ames, Vic Ames.



Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Mafia II 2010 Video Game performer: "MY BONNIE LASSIE"
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005 performer: "Rag Mop" 1940
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 performer: "Undecided"
Mischief 1985 performer: "It Only Hurts for a Little While"
Mondo Trasho 1969 performer: "It Only Hurts For a Little While"
The Law 1959 performer: "WHERE THE HOT WIND BLOWS"
Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
State Trooper 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tammy and the Bachelor 1957 performer: "Tammy"
The Revolt of Mamie Stover 1956 performer: "If You Wanna See Mamie Tonight"
Forever, Darling 1956 performer: "Forever, Darling"



Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series Singing Group
State Trooper 1957 TV Series Singing Group



The Ed Sullivan Show 1950-1961 TV Series Themselves / Singers / Himself - Basketball Players / ...
The Big Party 1959 TV Series Themselves
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show 1958 TV Series Themselves
The Eddie Fisher Show 1958 TV Series Themselves
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom 1957 TV Series Themselves
The Big Record 1957 TV Series Themselves
Club Oasis 1957 TV Series Themselves
Songs for Sale 1952 TV Series Themselves

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