• The Four Gents (1)
    (The Four Gents) Eddie Sullivan, Waymon Bryant, John Staples and Louis Pritchett

    The Four Gents (1) (Chicago)
    Ref: The Belvederes (3)
    Ref: The Twi-Lites (2)


    Personnel :

    Eddie Sullivan

    Waymon Bryant

    Louis Pritchett

    John Staples


    Discography :
    1957 - On Bended Knee / Linda (Park 13)
    Unreleaseds :
    1957 - Our Love (Park)
    1957 - Stormy Weather (Park)


    Biography :

    Around 1954, in grade school, Eddie Sullivan meet the futures members of the Four Gents, Sullivan was with these individuals through high school. After being together all those years and practicing for so long, they finally recorded a disc. "On Bended Knee," the ballad side, was weighed down by a rudimentary musical accompaniment and amateurish production. Sullivan, however, could write a solid melody even if the lyrics were simplistic , so the vocal arrangement and tune were carrying the record. "Linda," also written by Sullivan, sported a Latin tempo, as did so many droops of the era.

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                                                                                                                            Eddie Sullivan & John Staples (Belvederes)   

    Around 1958, the Four Gents split in half. Louis Pritchett and Waymon Bryant joined Matthew Perkins and Calvin Baron to form the Twi-lites and Eddie Sullivan and John Staples joined with Willie Crowley, and brothers Jerry and Kenneth Brown to form the Belvederes. Eddie Sullivan on lead and the Belvederes recorded "Let's Get Married" b/w "Wow Wow Mary Mary" on Trend Records, a subsidiary of Kapp Records owned by Fred Kaplan. The latter group lasted one year before breaking up. A few years later, in 1963, Eddie Sullivan recorded another record as a member of the Desideros.

    Songs :

    On Bended Knee / Linda                                Our Love           




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