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    The Dukes (2) (Oklahoma)




    Personnel :

    D. Nero

    W. Armistead

    E. Edwards

    W. Moon

    R. Williams  




    Discography :

    Singles :
    1956 - Teardrop Eyes / Shimmies And The Shakes (Imperial 5401)
    1956 - Wini Brown / Cotton Pickin’ Hands (Imperial 5415)

    Unreleased:
    1956 - Bad Luck Blues (Imperial)
    1956 - The Last Ride (Imperial)   
    1956 - Lost Dreams (Imperial)
    1956 - Baby Please (Imperial)




    Biography :

    Oklahoma harmony group was the Dukes, a quintet consisting of D. Nero, W. Armistead, E. Edwards, W. Moon and R. Williams. The Dukes recorded a couple of sessions in 1956, both at Cosimo Matassa’s new studio on governor Nicholls street and At Radio Recorders on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood which produced  "Teardrop Eyes" released in July and "Cotton Pickin’ Hands" some month later.

      
                                                                                                     Cosimo Matassa

    Cosimo Matassa who ran a legendary recording studio in New Orleans. At the age of 18 in 1945, Matassa opened the J&M Recording Studio at the back of his family’s shop on Rampart Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In 1955, he moved to the larger Cosimo Recording Studio. As an engineer and proprietor, Matassa was crucial to the development of the R&B, rock and soul sound of the 1950s and 1960s.




    Songs :

         
    Teardrop Eyes           Shimmies And The Shakes              Wini Brown

         
    Cotton Pickin’ Hands           The Last Ride                      Lost Dreams



     

     

     


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