• The Dreamtones (1) (Springfield, Massachusett)

    Personnel :

    Major Branch (Lead)

    Val Poitier

    Milton White

    Clarence Thomas

    Skippy Thompson

    Shelton Laster (Piano)

    Discography :

    The Dreamtones (1)
    1958 - Stand Behind Me / Love In The Afternoon (Klik 8505)
    1959 - Praying For A Miracle / Jelly Bean (Express 501)
    1959 - A Lover's Answer / Mean Man (Astra 551)

    The Mitlo Sisters bb The Dreamtones (1)
    1958 - Lonely Sea / Let Me Tell You (Klik 8405)

    Biography :

    The Dreamtones Hailed fromSpringfield, Massachussets culling members from the Centurys and the Mint Juleps as well as several Gospel Groups . They Featured the Lead of Major Branch with Val Poitier (Actor Sidney's cousin), Milton White, Clarence Thomas, Skippy Thompson, with Shelton Laster on Piano.

    White's mother ran a boarding house in Springfield which was a popular stopover for traveling R&B acts and the Dreamtones reveled in having first hand contact with stars such as the Valentines & the Moonglows.  After recording "Love In The Afternoon " for Klik in 1957, they cut "Praying For A Miracle" and "Jelly Bean" for Express.


    The Final Dreamtones release was "A Lover's Answer" for Astra in'59. The group also provided backup on wax for Klik's Milto Sisters.


    The Dreamtones (1)

    Stand Behind Me                Love In The Afternoon             Praying For A Miracle

    Jelly Bean                            A Lover's Answer                 Mean Man

    The Mitlo Sisters bb The Dreamtones (1)

    Lonely sea                        Let Me Tell You




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