• Richard Barrett & The Chantels (Bronx, New York)

    Personnel :

    Richard Barrett (Lead)

    Sonia Goring (Second Tenor)

    Jackie Landry (Second Alto)

    Rene Minus (Alto / Bass)

    Discography :

    1959 - Come Softly To Me / Walkin' Through Dreamland (Gone 5056)
    1959 - Summer's Love / All Is Forgiven (Gone 5060)    

    Biography :

    When Arlene Smith, the Chantels' original lead singer, decided to leave to pursue a solo career and Harris had left the group. The Chantels didn't replace either singer and continued as a trio.


    Richard Barrett, Valentines' lead singer, took over as their lead singer on a pair of singles, a cover of the Fleetwoods' "Come Softly To Me" and "Summer's Love" (a remake of the first Valentines record), which peaked at # 93 in Billboard (Gone 5060, 1959).

    Songs :

    Summer's Love                      Come Softly To Me

    All Is Forgiven                       Walking Trough Dreamland

    Cds :

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