• The Escos

    The Escos (Cincinnati, OH)

    Personnel :

    Lonnie Carter (Lead Baritone/Tenor)

    Winfred Gerald (Tenor)

    George Carter

    Wilbert Bell

    Discography :

    1959 - Chick-A-Dee / I'm Lonesome For You (Esta 100) 

    1960 - Diamonds And Pearls / We Dance (Federal 12380)

    1961 - Golden Rule Of Love / Watcha Bet (Federal 12430)
    1961 - Thank You Mr. Ballard / Yes, I Need Someone (Federal 12445) 

    1963 - Shame Shame Shame / That's Life (Federal 12493)

    Biography :

    In 1959 Lonnie Carter and Winfred Gerald left the Otis Williams' Charms and started their own group, called the Escos. The others were George Carter  and Wilbert Bell.

       "The Escos" - formely "Impalas"???                                                                                                                                           

    In June 1959, they recorded "Chick-A-Dee" and "I'm Lonesome For You," which were released on Eve Dodds' Esta label (out of Hamilton, Ohio) in July. Syd Nathan (Federal label Owner, a King Records subsidiary) got the Escos to record for him. The quartet recorded a handful of singles for the Federal subsidiary label from 1960 to 1963.

         The Escos

    Otis Williams' then transferred to OKeh Records but without success, before signing to Stop Records as a solo country artist.


    Songs :
     (Update By Hans-Joachim)

    I'm Lonesome For You          Yes, I Need Someone           Diamonds And Pearls

    Golden Rule Of Love                     That's Life                               Watcha Bet      

    We Dance                    Shame Shame Shame                 Thank You Mr. Ballard




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