• The Adventurers (1)
     

    The Adventurers (1) (Newark, New Jersey)




    Personnel :

    Gerald Perry (Tenor)

    Walter Simmons (Tenor)

    Eddie Johnson (Tenors)

    Jay Jackson (Baritone)

    Mack Willliams (Bass)

    James Wickers (Bass/Guitar)

     



    Discography :

    Singles :
    1961 - My Mama Done Tole Me / Rock And Roll Uprising (Columbia 42227)
    1965 - I've Caught You Cheatin'    / Darlin' (You Said You Loved Me) (Music World 110)
    1967 - (These Days) A Good Girl Is So Hard To Find / Easy Baby ( Compass 7010)
    1968 - Something Bad (Is Happening) / Nobody Can Save Me (Blue Rock 4071)

    Lp :
    1961 - Can't Stop Twistin' (Columbia 8547)
    The Twist / Shame, Shame, Shame / Peppermint Stick / Another Bachelor / Can't Stop Twistin' / You're A Teenager Now / Rock And Roll Uprising / My Mama Done Tole Me / The Slide / Do It / Bill's Place / Wallflower

    The Adventurers (1)






    Biography :

    vocal group from Newark composed by  Gerald Perry (Tenor), Walter Simmons (Tenor), Eddie Johnson (Tenors), Jay Jackson (Baritone), Mack Willliams (Bass) and James Wickers (Bass/Guitar) . In 1961, The Adventurers cut an album "Can't Stop Twisting" on the Columbia label. Only one 45 was taken from it, "Rock And Roll Uprising" (Columbia 42227, 1961).  The top side was penned by group member Gerald Perry  (with Rose Marie McCoy and Dorian Burton - names we recognise from more tunes co-penned by Joe Simmons, as Davie's discography clearly shows).

    The Adventurers (1)

    When the Adventurers left Columbia Records, Johnny Brantley produced the group on Music World and Compass. The Adventurers recorded for the great Music World label, the very fine "I've Caught You Cheating" (Music World 110, 1965), penned by Gerald Perry with "Darlin'"and "(These Days) A Good Girl Is So Hard To Find" with "Easy Baby " on Compass. The Adventurers  have a last single on Blue Rock. The Adventurers released 4 singles over 8 years .

    The Adventurers (1)

    The Adventurers (or some variation of the group) also recorded as the Crown Four (much like the Diplomats moonlighted as the Four Puzzles for Fat Back. In any case, Crown Four's "Birth Of A Playboy" (Lee John 619, 1964) written by Gerald Perry (by himself, according to BMI; with another group member, Eddie Johnson, according to the label credits), and its falsetto-led flip (Eddie Johnson), are also included on the Chosen Few album.




    Songs :

         
    Rock And Roll Uprising           My Mama Done Tole Me                    The Twist            

         
    Peppermint Stick             Another Bachelor                   Can't Stop Twistin'

         
     You're A Teenager Now                  Bill's Place                                 Wallflower          

         
    I've Caught You Cheatin'        A Good Girl Is So Hard To Find           Easy Baby               


    Nobody Can Save Me (Blue Rock 4071)



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