• The Chimes (2) (New York)
    aka The Five Chimes





    Personnel :

    John Murray (First/Second Tenor & Baritone)

    Gary Morrison (Second Tenor, Baritone & Bass)

    Gene Redd Jr. (Lead & Baritone)

    Arthur Crier (Baritone & Bass)





    Discography :

    The Chimes (2)
    1953 - A Fool Was I / Dearest Darling (Royal Roost 577)

    The Five Chimes
    1953 - Rosemarie / Never Love Another (Betta 2011)

         



    Biography :

    John Murray, Gary Morrison and Gene Redd Jr.  were neighbors. Gary brought his friend, Arthur Crier  into the group and the Gay Tones were in business.  Gene Redd Sr. was a saxophone player of some note - He took the group to Teddy Reig, who owned Royal Roost Records with Jack Hook. The group was only together about two months before they went into the studio to record.

      
                                                                                   (L to R) : Arthur Crier, Gary Morrison, John Murray, Gene Redd Jr.

    They came up with the name "the Chimes." the Chimes had two singles released on Royal Roost Records and on its Betta subsidiary (as the Five Chimes), but then John Murray died of spinal meningitis at the age of only 16 and it wasn't the same without him. Crier and Morrison formed another group in early 1956, the Hummers and the Mellows.
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    Songs :

    The Chimes (2)

      
    A Fool Was I                                   Dearest Darling


    The Five Chimes

      
    Rosemarie                                        Never Love Another









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