• The Collegians (1)

    The Collegians (1) (Harlem, NY)

    Personnel :

    Roger Hayes

    Harlan Jackson

    Vernon Riley

    Henry Brown

    William Tarkenton

    Discography :

    Singles :
    1957 - Let's Go For A Ride / Heavenly Night (X-Tra 108)
    1958 - Zoom, Zoom, Zoom / On Your Merry Way (Winley 224)
    1962 - Oh I Need Your Love / Tonite Oh Tonite (Winley 261)

    Lp :
    Zoom Zoom Zoom / Oh I Need Your Love / Oh Tonight Tonight / Right Around the Corner / On Your Merry Way / Let's Go for a Ride / He Will Break Your Heart / Teenie Weenie Little Bit / Rockin' Time

    The Collegians (1)


    Biography :

    The Collegians formed in the early 50s in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, NY. Group’s members were Roger Hayes, Harlan Jackson, Vernon Riley, Henry Brown, and William Tarkenton.  They’re early recordings were issued on the X-Tra (1957) labels.  They were eventually signed by record producer Paul Winley for his pioneering  New York City label Winley Records. Winley Records was founded by Paul Winley in 1956 and went out of business in 1962, releasing some forty singles in between. This small, New York independent label released some doo-wop favorites from The Paragons and Jesters.

    The Collegians (1)

    In 1958 the Collegians recorded they’re signature tune ”Zoom Zoom Zoom”, Winley #224, which Paul Winley co-wrote along with group members Jackson and Hayes. Other Collegians' charted hits include "Right Around The Corner," "The One You Love," "Hold Back the Night," and "Let's Go For a Ride."  The Marcels later used the intro to "Zoom Zoom Zoom" as the intro to their 1961 smash hit "Blue Moon."

    Songs :

    Let's Go For A Ride                              Heavenly Night     

    Zoom, Zoom, Zoom                      On Your Merry Way

    Oh I Need Your Love                      Tonite Oh Tonite

    Right Around the Corner                 Let's Go for a Ride        

    Teenie Weenie Little Bit                            Rockin' Time       


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