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The Danleers


Making use of their debut single “One Summer Night,” the Danleers became perhaps one of the most successful vocal sets of the late ’50s. Compiled by the group’s songwriter/supervisor Danny Webb and documented during their initial recording program, the tune reached the pop TOP and sold more than a million copies. The Danleers had been among the many vocal groupings that arose from the road sides, playgrounds, and tenement hallways of Brooklyn. Originally a quintet, offering lead vocalist Jimmy Weston, baritone vocalist Nat McCune, bass vocalist Roosevelt Mays, and tenors Johnny Lee and can Ephraim, the band’s audio was reinforced with the addition of Webb. Primarily released in the Amp-3 label, “One Summertime Evening” quickly became an area hit and enticed the eye of Mercury, who reissued the listen in June 1958. After executing at Alan Freed’s Labor Time Extravaganza on the Brooklyn Fox Movie theater, the Danleers had been invited to become listed on Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, Eddie Cochran, Connie Francis, Dion & the Belmonts, Pal Holly & the Crickets, Clyde McPhatter, as well as the Coasters within a nationally touring street show. “One Summertime Night” marked the final achievement for the Brooklyn-based group, nevertheless. After three tries to capture the momentum of “One Summertime Evening” failed, the group was slipped by Mercury. Reorganized, with different employees, by Weston, the Danleers released two singles within the middle-’60s that didn’t revive their early achievement.

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Full Name The Danleers
Music Songs One Summer Night, I Really Love You, The Angels Sent You, Wheelin' And A-Dealin', My Flaming Heart, Whole Mess of Trouble, A Picture Of You, Love, You Better Leave Me Alone, You're Everything, I'll Be Forever Yours, I Can't Sleep, Prelude To Love, If You Don't Care, Think It Over Baby, I'm Looking Around, Little Lover, I'll Always Believe in You, Were You There, Just Look Around, Where Is Love, Foolish, When I Come Home, I'll Always Be in Love With You, One Summer Night.M4a, You Cheated, Half a Block From an Angel, Come Along With Me, Flat Tire, How Could You, Your Love, The Light of Love, A Sunday Kind of Love
Albums Your Love, The Master Takes, A Picture Of You, The Master Takes (The Best Vocal Groups Collection), One Summer Night, Wheelin' and a-Dealin' (Mono Version), The Best Popbands of the 50s & 60s, Little Lover

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