• The Five Thrills (2) aka The Uniques (2)  

    The Five Thrills (2) (Port Chester, NY)
    aka The Uniques (2)


    Personnel :

    Arthur Epps (Lead Tenor)

    Curtis Smith (First Tenor)

    Richard Welch (Second Tenor)

    Ben Peterson (Baritone)

    Benjamin Todd (Bass)


    Discography :

    The Uniques (2)
    Single :
    1958 - Tell The Angels / Hey, Little Cupid (End 1012)

    The Five Thrills (2)
    1957 - Hey, Little Cupid (End)
    1957 - Tell The Angels (End)
    1957 - Love Express (End)
    1957 - Pretty As A Rose (End)


    Biography :

    The group consisted of Arthur Epps as lead singer, Benjamin Todd as bass, Curtis Smith as first tenor, Richard Welch as second tenor and Ben Peterson sang baritone. They all lived in Port Chester, New York. They were all 18 or 19 years old and Harvey Katz was their manager.1958 was a banner year for END Records. In 1958, the Uniques, previously known as the Five Thrills, recorded "Hey,' Little Cupid" and "Tell The Angels" on the END Label (END #1012), just after the Chantels recorded "Maybe" (END # 1005).

    The Commands     The Five Thrills (2) aka The Uniques (2)

    Later that year, Little Anthony and the Imperials recorded their first record on END, “Tears on My Pillow”. "(END # l027). The Flamingos recorded “Lovers Never Say Goodbye” (END # 1035). In late 1957, while they were the "Five Thrills", the group recorded four unreleased songs, including another version of  "Hey, Little Cupid" and "Tell The Angels” as well as "Love Express" and "Pretty As A Rose".



    The Uniques (2)

    Tell The Angels                       Hey, Little Cupid

    The Five Thrills (2)

    Hey, Little Cupid                 Pretty As A Rose                  Tell The Angels

    Love Express


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