• The Eagle-Aires (Chicago)

    Personnel :

    Clifton Brent

    Eddie Clark

    Robert Lee Dunbar

    Rupert Jones

    Discography :

    1954 - Cloudy Weather Blues / My Number One Baby (Ebony 1014/JOB 1104))
    1954 - Honey-Hush / Money Honey (Ebony 1015)

    Biography :

    J. Mayo Williams was the most important black record executive of the 1920s and 1930s. From 1945 through 1949, he ran the Harlem label (based in New York City), and the Chicago, Southern, and Ebony label (based in Chicago). After a period of freelance producing, he reopened the Ebony label in 1952 and kept it going through the early 1970s recording the likes of Lil Armstrong, Bonnie Lee, Oscar Brown and Hammie Nixon.

    J. Mayo Williams                                                                                                                       

    The two records by The Eagle-Aires are Williams' only known venture into doowop. The group was first-rate, but Williams apparently didn't sustain his interest in the genre. Again, the balance between the singers and the instrumentalists is not what would ensue from an outing at Universal Recording.

    Songs :

    Money Honey / Honey-Hush                 My Number One Baby / Cloudy Weather Blues







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