• The Donays  (Hamtramck, Michigan)


    Personnel :

    Yvonne Singleton (Yvonne Vernee)

    Janice Guinn

    Armie Guinn

    Michelle Ray



    Discography :

    1962 - Bad Boy / Devil In His Heart (Brent 7033)


    Biography :

    The Donays were originally a five piece singing group who were school friends.  Its members were Janice Guinn, her sister Armie Guinn, Yvonne Singleton, Michelle Ray and Mary (last name unknown). and it was there that they were spotted by a talent scout, who took them down to Correc-tone. Richard Drapkin had already penned two songs for the girls to cut, with “Devil In His Heart” being the B-side and “Bad Boy” the plug side, which go some airplay.  ‘Bad Boy’ was being played a lot, and they were talking about traveling.

                                                                                                                                                            Yvonne Singleton (Vernee)

    The mothers wanted the girls to go to college. Michelle’s Mother was leery about the music world, so they dropped out. That was the end of The Donays. However, Yvonne replaced Saundra Mallet as lead voice in the Elgins, and has stayed with that group ever since.  "Devil in His Heart" was discovered by George Harrison and recorded by The Beatles in 1963 as "Devil in Her Heart".


    Songs :

      Bad Boys                                           Devil In His Heart



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