• Eugene Church & The Fellows aka The Turks

    Eugene Church & The Fellows
    aka The Turks  (Los Angeles)

    Personnel :

    Eugene Church (Lead)

    Cornelius "Cornell" Gunter (Tenor)

    Gaynel Hodge (First Tenor)

    Curtis Williams (Baritone)

    Richard Berry (Bass)


    Discography :

    Eugene Church & The Fellows
    1958 - Pretty Girls Everywhere / For The Rest Of My Life (Class 235)

    Eugene Church (bb The Fellows)
    1959 - Miami / I Ain't Goin' For That (Class 254)

    Biography :

    The Turks joined Eugene Church, as the "Fellows," on "Pretty Girls Everywhere," released in August 1958 on Class. Church, a Jesse Belvin sound-alike, had dueted with him in the Cliques ("The Girl In My Dreams"), back in 1956.

    It's unclear whether Jesse Belvin was ever a part of the Fellows, but if there was a session, Jesse was usually there. The second record by Eugene Church and the Fellows was "Miami"/"Ain't Goin' For That," on Class from May 1959. While the group is present, they weren't credited on the label.


    These two were U.S. hits: "Pretty Girls Everywhere" went #6 R&B, #36 Pop, and "Miami" hit #14 R&B and #67 Pop.

    Songs :

    For The Rest Of My Life          Pretty Girls Everywhere

    Miami                                   I Ain't Goin' For That

    Cds :

  • Comments

    Sunday 12nd June 2011 at 17:16
    eugene church
    i believe uca marv made a mistake the fellows are not the turks there's a mix of many peoples at this time who made a recording under jesse belvin under various names,sharptones,spaceriders etc the fellows are only jesse belvin and euene church richar berry never be a menber of this congregation he was very busy at this time with his career
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