• The Angels (3)

    The Angels (3) (Newark, New Jersey)


    Personnel :

    Bernard Lynn (Lead)

    Nelson Martin (First Tenor)

    Bill Wright (Baritone)

    Melvin Maxwell (Bass)


    Discography :

    1956 - The Glory Of Love / It's You I Love Best (Gee 1024)


    Biography :

    The Angels R&B were formed in Newark, New Jersey 1954. Lead tenor Bernard Lynn, Tenor Nelson Martin, Baritone Bill Wright, and bass Melvin Maxwell first got together in 1955. In early October 1956, the Angels showed up to record two songs. The first was the old standard “The Glory Of Love,” which had been written by Billy Hill back in 1936, when it had become a #1 hit for the Benny Goodman Orchestra. On the strength of the record, the Angels were booked into the Apollo Theater, with an Alan Freed show, for the week beginning November 23, 1956. The end of the Angels came in 1958 with Nelson Martin got married and couldn't devote as much time to the group ,and Herbert Meyers was “locked up for embezzlement.”


    Songs :

    The Glory Of Love                          It's You I Love Best


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