George Torrence & The Dippers (Washington, DC)


    Personnel :

    George Torrence (Lead)



    Georgie Torrence & The Dippers
    1960 - Go away / (You've been) So good to me  (King 5376)

    George Torrence & The Dippers

    1961 - Such a fool was I / Way over yonder (Epic 9453)
    1965 - Together at last / Fine foxey frame (Duo Disc 117)
    1978 - Juanita / for sentimental reasons (Clovers) (King Tut 170) 
    Unreleased :
    1978 - Someone Really Loves You (King Tut)

    George Torrence & The Naturals
    1967 - Lickin’ stick / So long goodbye (Shout 224)




    Biography :

    Washington, DC singer George Torrence started singing doo-wop with local groups, first release was as lead of the Five Pearls on Aladdin on their release 'Real Humdinger' from 1954, making  a second recording with the Caribbeans, who came from New York, for the Galliant label in 1958.

    Georgie Torrance & The Caribbeans                                                                                                        

    He fronted the Dippers who recorded the lovely ballads “Go Away” for King in 1960 and “Such A Fool Was I” for Epic in 1961. His aching tenor was beautifully suited to this style of singing. As the group harmony era gave way to soul Torrence continued in his musical career with the Dippers cutting a very fine 45 which was leased out to Duo Disc on the West Coast. The Latin Boogaloo of “Fine Foxy Frame” was the flip to the excellent deep soul cut Together At Last.

    Songs :

    So good to me                       Such a fool was I                 Together at last

    Fine foxey frame               Someone really loves you

    Way Over Yonder                            Juanita





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