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The Rip-Chords

Chicago doo wop quintet the Rip-Chords formed in 1954 — relating to Marv Goldberg’s profile in the Apr 1979 problem of Goldmine — lead tenor/songwriter Leon Arnold, 1st tenor George Vinyard, second tenor David Hargrove, alto John Gillespie, and bass Lester Martin 1st performed as the Five Knights of Tempo. Upon putting your signature on with Ted Daniels, an area impresario who also led the careers from the Calvaes as well as the Five Thrills, the Five Knights of Tempo cut an archive cope with the Vee-Jay label, in the summertime of 1955 trimming a split program with the Un Dorados; in reality, nevertheless, Vee-Jay was most thinking about Arnold’s compositional prowess, even though the label by no means released the group’s program, it later released as an Un Dorados cover of Arnold’s “Forever Caring You.” (His “Lamps Are Low” consequently made an appearance on another Un Dorados disc aswell.) The knowledge upset the Knights a lot that they rechristened themselves the Rip-Chords before putting your signature on to the neighborhood impartial label Abco to concern their standard debut solitary “Let’s Perform the Razzle Dazzle” in 1956 — when the record hardly authorized on Chicago radio, the group dissolved. Arnold resurfaced in 1961 having a single single around the small Wes label before giving up the music business once and for all.

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