• The Dreamers (4) (Philadelphia)




    Personnel:

    Kent Peeler (Lead)

    Mitchell Stevens

    Harry Salters

    Eddie Logan

    Tony Hodges




    Discography :

    1955 - 535 / Tears in My Eyes (Grand 131)
    1959 - Melba / No Man Is an Island (Rollin' 1001)



    Biography :

    Consistent with Donn Fileti's statement in his liner notes accompanying Relic's Grand CD, these were probably the same Dreamers who sang Melba / No Man Is an Island for Rollin'. In Lou Silvani's Yesterday's Memories article, he expresses the opinion that these two recordings are by the same Philadelphia Dreamers and were probably cut at the same time in 1954, but the Rollin' song was never released.

       

    A black Philadelphia record shop owner apparently found the tapes and released them on his own Rollin' label in the 1960s. Jared Weinstein and Eddie Gries wound up with the stampers and pressed 200 authentic-looking reissues in 1963. After all this time, we still do not know why it was never released by Grand. Later Kent Peeler sang with the Modern Flamingos and the Universals on MARK-X.
    Donn Fileti (liner notes with the Relic CD Grand Records) Louie Silvani (Yesterday's Memories)


    Songs :

       
    Tears in My Eyes                                     535

       
    Melba                                      No Man Is an Island


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