• The Chanteers (West Palm Beach, Florida)


    Personnel :

    John "J.P." Robinson (Lead)

    Berdell Macon

    Levon Kinsey

    Joe Fisher


    Discography :

    1960/61 - Jungle Twist / The Life Of Pepe Lococo (?)
    1962 - She's Coming Home / Mr. Zebra (Mercury 71979)
    1962 - I Waited / Just A Little Boy (Mercury 72037)


    Biography :

    Early in 1958 John Robinson began his music career with the R&B group The Chanteers. This Vocal group from Roosevelt Senior high school, West Palm Peach, Florida, including J.P. Robinson, Berdell Macon, Levon Kinsey and Joe Fisher (future south florida disc jockey, who would later bring Robinson to the attention of Henry Stone).  The chanteers playing gigs in many club around Miami. It states (in the ad) that the Chanteers were already a 'recording act' back in 1958 though the 1st 45 by the group was titled "Jungle Twist" and so dates from 1960 or 1961.


    The group later signed a recording contract for Mercury records and cut two singles in 1962.. Three Years later, in 1965, John Robinson with Victor Kerr cut one single as "Vick & John". John Robinson would later launch a solo career that spawned through the early 1970's recording as J.P. Robinson.


    Songs :

    She's Coming Home                  Mr. Zebra                           I Waited

    Just A Little Boy



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