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The Edsels


A short encounter with fame came for the Edsels if they documented the doo wop masterpiece “Rama Lama Ding Dong.” Originally released in 1959, the one became popular some 3 years after its preliminary release, because of the initiatives of diligent record enthusiasts and disk jockeys. Acquiring their name from Ford’s renowned failed vehicle, the Edsels produced in the small mill city of Campbell, OH, in the past due ’50s. The group contains lead vocalist George Jones, Jr., Adam Reynolds, Marshall Sewell, Harry Greene, and Larry Greene. The group auditioned for an area Ohio music publisher in 1958. With the publisher, the group arrived a record handle the tiny Dub Information. The Edsels’ initial one was a melody Jones wrote, “Rama Lama Ding Dong.” The very first pressings on Dub Information had been mislabeled “Lama Rama Ding Dong.” “Rama Lama Ding Dong” became an area strike, but produced no influence nationally. In 1961, disk jockeys started playing the melody again since it sounded like the Marcels’ current strike, “Blue Moon.” Within several months, the solitary was re-released on Twin Information — this time around with the right song name — and it quickly scaled the pop graphs, peaking at quantity 21. Ironically, the group got split up by enough time “Rama Lama Ding Dong” became popular in 1961.

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Full Name The Edsels
Education Babson College, The Gunnery, Eaglebrook School
Siblings Charlotte Ford
Music Songs Rama Lama Ding Dong, What Brought Us Together, Three Precious Words, Count the Tears, Bone Shaker Joe, Got to Find Out About Love, My Whispering Heart, If Your Pillow Could Talk, Born in Mexico, Rink-A-Dink-I-Do, Twenty-Four Hours, Hide and Go Seek, Shake Shake Sherry, Give Me Love, Love Makes the World Go Round, These Precious Words, Rink a Dink Adoo, My Jealous One, Could It Be, Do You Love Me, Bells, Let's Go, Edsels, Hide and Seek, Don't Know What to Do, Lama Rama Din Dong
Albums The Rama Lama Ding Dong EP, Golden Oldies, Rama Lama Ding Dong, Dancing Little Clown (Mono Version)

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1 The Edsels were based in Youngstown, Ohio. Members included George "Wydell" Jones, Jimmy Reynolds, Harry Green, Marshall Sewell, and Larry Green.
2 During their heyday, they appeared on "American Bandstand" and at the Apollo Theater in New York.
3 Their biggest hit is "Rama Lama Ding Dong" (1961), written by George "Wydell" Jones while he was in the Air Force.



Andre 1994 performer: "Rama Lama Ding Dong"
Never on Tuesday 1989 performer: "Rama Lama Ding Dong"



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