Par dion1 le 29 October 2019 à 07:18
(L to R) James Brown, Strother Brown, Walter Douglas & Arthur Bell
The Chords (1) (Washington, D.C.)
1953 - In The Woods / Daddy Loves Mommy (Gem 211)
By 1953 Mrs. Lillian Claiborne was an eight-year veteran of the music publishing and recording field. She had already enjoyed a good run of 78 rpm single releases on DC records from 1947-1950. She had placed her most promising artists on other labels (The Cap-Tans to Gotham, Dot, and Coral, TNT Tribble, The Heartbreakers, and the Young Gospel Singers to RCA Victor, and Frank Motley to Gotham and later to Specialty -all with mixed results.
The Sh-Boom Chords
By 1953 she was ready to get back into the local record business and managed The Chords from Washington, D.C. composed by James Brown, Strother Brown, Walter Douglas & Arthur Bell who recorded on NY's Gem Records the songs "In The Woods" b/w "Daddy Loves Mommy" . As these guys had the "Chords" name before the ones who did "Sh-Boom", the resulting legal actions (which dragged on for months) forced a name change - of the Sh-Boom guys - to the "Chordcats".
Thanks to Marv Goldberg
In The Woods Daddy Loves Mommy
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