•  The Angelos aka Linda Martell & The Anglos (1)

    Linda Martell & The Anglos (1) (Leesville, South Carolina)
    aka The Angelos


    Personnel :

    Thelma Bynem "Linda Martell"

    L. Bynem


    Discography :

    Linda Martell & The Anglos (1)
    1962 - A Little Tear (Was Falling From My Eyes) / The Things I Do For You (Fire 512)

    The Angelos
    1963 - Lonely Hours / Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby (Vee Jay 531)
    1964 - Bad Motorcycle (Wooden Wooden) / Backfield In Motion (Tollie 9003)


    Discography :

    Linda Martell (born Thelma Bynem) was born in Leesville, South Carolina the daughter of pastor Clarence Bynem. Singing began for Linda in Leesville's (S. C.) St. Mark's Baptist Church, where Linda, her sister and three brothers sang in the choir. When Linda turned 16, her voice seemed a natural for rhythm and blues and she began singing around her home state with her sister, a cousin and her brothers who formed a band.

     The Angelos aka Linda Martell & The Anglos (1)     The Angelos aka Linda Martell & The Anglos (1)
                                                                                   Linda Martell

    In 1961, the girls, Linda, her sister and her cousin formed a vocal trio called the Anglos. The Anglos cut "A Little Tear" b/w "The Things I Do For You" on Bobby Robinson's Fire Records (1962, as Linda Martell & the Anglos). The group also recorded two singles for Vee-Jay records and Vee-Jay’s subsidiary Tollie Records as The Angelos with "Lonely Hours"  written by Linda and "Backfield In Motion" by her brother Elzie - both produced by Ray Stevens

     The Angelos aka Linda Martell & The Anglos (1)

    The family group enjoyed a modest success for eight years. They sang behind the Drifters and recorded behind Jimmy Hughes. They really divided when her cousin got married. In 1969, she joined Shelby Singleton's Plantation Records. Linda Martell was a chocolate-brown beauty from South Carolina who had a hit song, "Color Him Father," on the country radio.


    Songs :

    Linda Martell & The Anglos (1)

            A Little Tear                            The Things I Do For You 

    The Angelos

                      Lonely Hours                   Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby

    Bad Motorcycle (Wooden Wooden)                  Backfield In Motion                

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