• The Clouds (1) (Chicago)

    Personnel :

    Sherrard Jones (Lead) 

    Al Butler  

    Williams English 

    Bobby Walker 

    Discography : 

    Single :
    1956 - I Do / Rock and Roll Boogie (Cobra 5001)
    Unreleased :
    1956 - Say You Love Me (Parrot)
    1956 - Baby Wants To Rock  (Parrot)

    Biography :

     The Clouds were one of hundreds of R&B, doo-wop vocal groups in the 1950s and 1960s. Members were Sherrard Jones, Al Butler, William English, and Bobby Walker. The groups had been finalists in a talent contest put on by disk jockey McKie Fitzhugh at the Pershing Ballroom; the prize was a recording session, and a joint venture between Al Benson and Leonard Chess was involved.in 1956, they cut “Rock & Roll Boogie” b/w “I Do“ on the Cobra Records. Cobra was started on Chicago's West Side in 1956 by Eli Toscano, a record-store- and television-repair-shop owner, with help from promoter Howard Bedno. When his previous record label, Abco Records, failed to generate much interest, Toscano approached Willie Dixon about working for Cobra. Dissatisfied with his arrangement with Chess Records, Dixon joined Cobra. There he served in many capacities, including talent scout, producer, arranger, songwriter, bassist, and became "the artistic vision behind Cobra Records.

    Songs :

                I Do                                          Baby Wants To Rock

    Say You Love Me / Baby Wants To Rock


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