• The Drakes (1)  (Chicago, Indiana)
    aka The Dream Kings (1)


    Personnel :

    Tom "Little Bud" Daniel (Lead)

    Robert Anderson (Tenor)

    William "Sonny" Anderson (Tenor/Baritone/Bass)

    Lincoln Mabins (Baritone)

    Ira Anderson (Bass)


    Discography :

    The Drakes (1)
    1955 - Mellow Daddy (United)
    1955 - Just A Dream (United)

    1955 - Take A Giant Step (United)

    1955 - Let Them Talk (United)

    The Dream Kings (1)
    1957 - M.T.Y.L.T.T. / Oh What A Baby (Checker 858)


    Biography :

    The Drakes were neighborhood friends and mostly high school students  when they formed around 1953. From East Chicago, Indiana. Tom Daniel was the group's tenor lead, and the composer of the songs they recorded for United. The other members were Lincoln Mabins (baritone) and three brothers, William Anderson (baritone), Robert Anderson (tenor), and Ira Anderson (bass).

    The Dream Kings                                                                                    

    May 12, 1955 they have a session with United records. Unfortunately, both of The Drakes' sides were left in the can; they did not see release until they were included in a Delmark compilation of vocal group sides done for United. In October 19, again, the group recorded two sides; again they would not see release until many years later. The Drakes changed their name to The Dream Kings and recorded a single for Checker in 1957; "M. Y. T. L. T. T." was a local hit.

    Pictures & Songs By Hans-Joachim

    Songs :

    The Dream Kings (1)

    M.T.Y.L.T.T.                                   Oh What A Baby


    The Drakes (1)

    Mellow Daddy                             Let Them Talk

    Just A Dream                             Take A Giant Step


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