• Clifford Curry

    The Continders  (Knoxville, TN.)
    aka The Fabulous Six

    Personnel :

    Clifford Curry

    Lewey Guy

    Dewey Guy

    Bob Adams

    Jerry Johnson

    Wayne Cronan

    Discography :

    The Continders
    1959 - Mr. Dee Jay / Yes I Do (Blue Sky 105)

    Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six
    1959 - Rock A While / Can't Stand To Be Alone (Ridgecrest 1201)

    Biography :

    While The Five Pennies toured during high school, Clifford Curry & four other friends formed a group called The Bingos. That group included, Willie Earl Drummond, Veste Huddleston, Clayton Whittington and Leon “Mickey” Prater. Curry wrote his own songs and sang into his small reel-to-reel tape recorder until the group saved enough money to drive to Nashville to record one 45 on Nashboro Records.

                                                                                                                                         Clifford Curry

    Curry was the lead singer on both; “Don’t Say Tomorrow” and “You For Me” the later, a song Curry co-wrote with Mickey Prater. Then the owner of Nashboro Records, Ernie Young, changed their name to The Hollyhocks. The man loved flowers. The following year, he joined a band called the Contenders (Dewey Guy, his twin brother, Lewey Guy, Jerry Johnson, Wayne Cronan, and Bob Adams).

    The Continders aka The Fabulous Six
    Dewey Guy &  the Fabulous Six

    In late 1958, they recorded "Mr. Dee Jay"/"Yes I Do" for Earl Dorrance's Blue Sky Records (although the label called them the "Continders"). Then, as "Dewey Guy and the Fabulous Six," they had "Rock A While"/"Can't Stand To Be Alone" on Ralph Stevens' Ridgecrest Records in early 1959.

    Songs :

    The Continders

    Mr. Dee Jay                                        Yes I Do

    Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six

           Rock A While                            Can't Stand To Be Alone


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