• The Cliques  (Los Angeles, CA)


    Personnel :

    Eugene R. Church

    Jesse Belvin


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1956 - Why Oh Why / Don't Stop Loving me (Modern 967)
    1956 - The Girl of My Dreams / I Wanna Know Why (Modern 987)
    1956 - I'm in Love (With a Girl) / My Desire (Modern 995)

    1956 - Come Back Baby (Modern)
    1956 - I'll Mess You Up (Modern)
    1956 - Once Upon A Time (Moder)


    Biography :

    Jesse Belvin was a prolific songwriter, but his business approach was rather cavalier. In a period in which millions of dollars were sometimes earned on a carefully protected copyright, Belvin wrote songs as a way of raising quick cash and often sold them outright to others for as little as 100 dollars.


    The result was dozens upon dozens of songs that Belvin was responsible for as writer and singer on the demo or guide track, few of which he actually received credit for. In 1956, he signed a long-term contract with Modern Records, and also continued to sing for other labels under assumed names, working in the background with other artists.


    Some of the Modern releases were credited to the Cliques, which was really Jesse Belvin and Eugene Church, but most were credited to Belvin alone.

    Songs :

    The Girl of My Dreams                     I Wanna Know Why 

    I'm in Love (With a Girl)                          My Desire        



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