Par dion1 le 3 April 2019 à 10:51
The Carousels (5) (Harlem, New York)
Betty Jackson (Lead)
1962 - Because I / Pretty Little Thing (Gone 5118)
1962 - You Can Come / Pretty Little Thing (Gone 5118)
1962 - If You Want To / Pretty Little Thing (Gone 5118)
1962 - You Can Come If You Want To / Pretty Little Thing (Gone 5118)
1962 - Dirty Trick / Never Let Him Go (Gone 5131)
The Carousels; Betty Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Curtis Swindell & Mario Krauser came from out of Harlem St. Nick Projects. They singing at local proms, dances, school contests. In 1961, Mickey Francis, formerly with Richard Barett’s Valentines discovered Betty Jackson & The Carousels. Mickey Francis took them to George Goldner at Rama, Gone & End Records. George Goldner liked them and wanted to call them the Serenators. Mickey said no and called them the Carousels. Betty Jackson & The Carousels recorded Because I and "Pretty Little Thing" released on Gone # 5118.
George Goldner did not like "Because I" and changed it to "You Can Come". That was declared a bit risqué so a month later they called it "If You Want To". A month after that is finally settled down as "You Can Come If You Want To". Same song, same master with four different titles . This shuffling around didn’t help the promotion of the record and it quickly disappeared. After one more release for George Goldner’s Gone label, the group was gone.
If You Want To Pretty Little Thing
Dirty Trick Never Let Him Go
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