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The Dreamlovers

The Dreamlovers were an early-’60s Philadelphia-based R&B quintet formed in 1956. The group — Don Hogan (lead), Wayne Dunn (bass), his sibling Clifton Dunn (baritone), and tenors Tommy Ricks and Cleveland Hammock — had been originally known by other names, like the Romancers (to get a demo tape delivered to the Cameo/Parkway label) as well as the Midnighters (to get a 1958 leap tune known as “The Twist,” support a new character called Ernest Evans, later on renamed Chubby Checker). Furthermore, they documented for V-Tone briefly before putting your signature on with Heritage Information. Their biggest strike independently was 1961’s uplifting “WHENEVER WE Get Wedded,” a reverent homage in vocal tranquility harkening back again to doo wop’s heyday. The documenting featured a complete sound of tranquility with the group and a solid lead by Hogan over melodic vibraphone instrumentation. They came back to the graphs on a smaller sized scale another calendar year with “EASILY Should Lose You,” a ballad for George Goldner’s End Information, and then were able to record a number of delicious examples of East Coastline R&B groove and vocal tranquility, including a gradual doo wop-styled ballad (“I’m Thru TOGETHER WITH YOU”) and an infectious up-tempo dance amount (“Anna Belle Lee”). Because they continuing documenting, their vocal design seemed to transformation with the days, generally sounding before their period. “WHENEVER WE Get Wedded” was afterwards revived with the Intruders in 1970.

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