• The Casualtones
    (L to R) Bernard Gaines, Marvin Cooper, Dennis McCravcn, Wallace Gaines and Jim Favors

    The Casualtones (Des Moines, Iowa) 


    Personnel :

    Wallace Gaines (Second Tenor)

    Bernard Gaines (Bass)

    Marvin Cooper

    Dennis McCravcn

    Jim Favors


    Discography :

    1963 - Summer School / The Very End (Success 102)

    Biography :

    Formed in 1959 by Wallace Gaines with his brother and some high school students, the vocal quintet is accompanied by a five-piece combo composed of piano, saxophone, guitar, string bass and drums. The group appeared at school, hotel club around the area. Wallace Gaines and the group have to their credit about 20 songs that they composed themselves.

    The Casualtones     The Casualtones

    The Casualtones  played the local scene for more than three years until they signed with a newly founded record company Success Records. Success Records was formed by Victor Laslow and their office was on 6th ave., in Des Moines, Iowa.  They recorded "Summer School" b/w "The Very End" in 1963.

    Songs :

    The Very End                                    Summer School


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