• The Ambers (1)

    The Ambers (1) (Los Angeles)

    Personnel :

    Ralph Mathis (Lead)

    Barry Tompkins (Second Tenor)

    Stan Voetz (Bariton)

    Manny Haber (Bass)

    Discography :

    1958 - Never Let You Go / I'll Make A Bet (Ebb 142)


    The Ambers were a group from San Francisco's George Washington High School: Ralph Mathis (lead and brother of Pop singing sensation Johnny Mathis), Barry Tompkins (second tenor), Stan Voetz (baritone), and Manny Haber (bass).

                                                                                Ralph Mathis

    December 1957, the Ambers did a single session for Ebb Records. Ebb Records, run by Lee Rupe (the ex-wife of Specialty Records' owner Art Rupe), was a minor Los Angeles rock and R&B label of the late 1950s.

    Ralph Mathis at The Apollo Theater (1958)                                          

     Session producer Jesse Johnson decided to throw in more voices, and rounded up everyone he could find to do additional vocals and clapping .Present in the studio , the Jaguars became part of the backup on the Ralph Mathis and the Ambers session. "Never Let You Go" b/w "I'll Make A Bet" were released in March 1958.

    Songs :

     Never Let You Go                             I'll Make A Bet




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