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The Del Rios

The Del Rios, among Memphis, TN’s pioneering vocal groups, were only available in the ’50s. Different men arrived in and out, but one continuous was William Bell. They performed on displays with Phineas Newborn, a Memphis jazz story, and discovered regular work in clubs. The original Del Rios solitary fallen in 1956 on Meteor Information, a little label in Memphis; the sole “Alone on the Rainy Night time” b/w “Lizzie” improved the group’s recognition locally but that’s about any of it. Three years later on (1959) they surfaced on Neptune Information with “I’m Crying” b/w “Wait around, Wait, Wait around,” which faded into oblivion after a short local run. You’d to become there to accurately list all of the singers that approved through the Del Rios; an imperfect list contains: Bell, Louis Williams, Melvin Jones, Norman Western, Adam Taylor, and Prentiss Anderson; the associates transformed like lakefront climate. The favorite Memphis group made an appearance in 1961 on Do-Ra-Mi Information with “YOU UNDERSTAND Darling” b/w “Oh Just what a Sense,” acknowledged as Jimmy Harm & the Del Rios. 1962 was a active one (on their behalf) — they followed a female vocalist, only referred to as Linda, on “Seriously I WANT TO Try” b/w “I Don’t Desire to be Loved” on Crackerjack Information; they were acknowledged as Linda & the Del Rios. Independently they trim “Dangerous Fan” co-written by Bell, b/w “Heavenly Angel,” on Bet-T Information. A final one on Stax Information slithered out the same calendar year, curiously, after a single work by William Bell, the ever-popular “YOU DO NOT Miss Your Drinking water.” The Stax one “Just Next door” b/w “Which Appreciate” (both Bell compositions) hardly ever received much promotion or advertising and was apparently released as an afterthought. Forget about Del Rios singles are known, though it’s thought they documented many unreleased monitors for an array of brands including Satellite Information. The group evolved in to the Ovations with ex-Del Rios associates Melvin Jones and Louis Williams. The Ovations waxed some acclaimed monitors on Goldwax, Sound of Memphis, Chess, MGM, XL, and Beale Road Information. Williams sounded uncannily like Sam Cooke. Norman Western world became one-fourth of the initial Soul Kids; Prentiss Anderson sang with Lee & the Leopards; and William Bell continued to have single and duet strikes (i actually.e., “Personal Amount” with Judy Clay).

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