• The Clips (

    The Clips (Nashville, TN.)


    Personnel :

    Bill Hall (Lead)

    Byron Smith

    Curtis Smith

    Denver Larkin


    Discography :

    1954 - Your Lovin' Moves Me / Wish I Didn't Love You So    (Republic 7102)
    1956 - Let Me Get Close To You Baby / Kiss Away (Calvert 105)


    Biography :

    Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Jarrett Jr. was an American singer-songwriter and producer of country, gospel, and soul music. Jarrett ran a succession of record labels: Calvert, Champion, Cherokee Records, Poncello, Ref-O-Ree, Spar Records, T-Jaye Records, Valdot. Ted Jarrett brought R&B to Nashville, TN.  The Clips had organised around lead singer Bill Hall, an admirer of the Five Royales whose brother, Ed Hall, was a Deejay at Nashville's pioneering black radio station WVOL (previously WSOK). Besides Bill Hall (who would later record for Chess as a member of the Sonics), the Clips consisted of Brothers Byron and Curtis Smith, and Denver Larkin. The Clips have a first record in 1954 on The Republic Label.They worked the clubs in town and Hall eventually befriended Jarrett. The Clips recorded "Let Me Get Close To You Baby" b/w "Kiss Away" for Jarrett in 1956.


    Songs :

             Kiss Away                             Wish I Didn't Love You So

         Your Lovin' Moves Me                  Let Me Get Close To You Baby


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