• Willie Headen & The Five Birds (Los Angeles)


    Personnel :

    Willie Headen (Lead)

    L.C. Henderson

    Willie Morris

    Robert Taylor

    James Turner


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1956 - Back Home Again / I Wanna Know (Authentic 703)
    1957 - Let Me Cry / The Skinny Woman Story (Authentic 410/Dootone 410)

    Lps :
    1958 - Rhythm 'N' Blues Hit Vocal Groups (Authentic LP 500/Dootone LP 501)
    Let Me Cry / I Love You Bobby Sox

     1960 - Willie Hayden / Blame It on the Blues  (Dooto DTL-293)
    I Love You Bobby Sox / Back Home Again / Let Me Cry / I Want To Know


    Biography :

    Willie Headen. He was the lead singer of The Kansas City Gospel Singers, who had two releases on Castle (1950) and one on SwingTime (1951). As a single artist, he had several releases on the DooTone label (1954-60), including "When I Am Gone" which is the flip side of The Penguins' first record.

    Willie Headen                                                                      

    While on tour in Los Angeles, he decided to remain there and further his musical career. In 1956, the popularity of blues music had faded, and Headen and Dootone's Dootsie Williams formed an R&B vocal group that they called the Five Birds.

                                                                                                                                 Walter "Dootsie" Williams

    He cut Two singles for Authentic Records. Authentic Records was a budget subsidiary of Dootone/Dooto Records, owned by Walter "Dootsie" Williams.


    Songs :
    (By Hans-Joachim)

    Back Home Again                                   Let Me Cry       

    The Skinny Woman Story                            I Wanna Know         



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