• The Gee-Tones aka Gregory Howard bb the CadillacsRay & The Cadillacs

    The Gee-Tones
    aka Gregory Howard bb The Cadillacs


    Personnel :

    Gregory Howard (Lead Tenor)

    Ray Brewster (Baritone)

    Bobby Spencer (Baritone)

    J.R. Bailey (Tenor)

    Roland Martinez (Baritone)

    Ronnie Bright (Bass)



    Gregory Howard bb The Cadillacs
    1963 - When In Love (Do As Lovers Do) / Sweet Pea (Kapp 536)

    The Cadillacs
    1962 - White Gardenia / Groovy Groovy Love (Capitol 4825)

    Bobby Ray & The Cadillacs
    1963 -  I Saw You / La Bomba (Capitol 4935)

    The Gee-Tones
    1975 - When In Love (Do As Lovers Do) / Sweet Pea (Gee 1013)


    Biography :

    Gregory Howard… The Gee-Tones…??? "When In Love (Do As Lovers Do)" b/w "Sweet Pea" was released on Kapp in '63. It was under the name Gregory Howard, 12 years old , a Friend of Irwin Levine (writer & producer).  There were no Gee-Tones credited. In fact, thats pretty much the Cadillacs singing backup with Ronnie Bright former Bass of the Valentines singing the bass (same guy who sang the bass part on Mr. Bass Man).  Originally released on Kapp 536 but only as a demo/DJ/promo, no regular issue. When the record was heard and its scarcity realised by the doo-wop fraternity the record was soon, in the 70s, bootlegged.

    Ronnie Bright  

    This release credits the artist as "The Gee-Tones featuring 15-year-old Gregory Howard", and with tongue firmly in cheek was issued on the label most famous for Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Gee 1013. This has caused some confusion -- due to the age of the bootleg many authoritive guides list this record as a legitimate release with a price to match - The Cadillacs. In 1963 Ray Brewster joined the Cadillacs after Earl Carroll left to sing with the Coasters.  Ray Brewster and Roland Martinez brought in former members Bobby Spencer and J.R. Bailey and recorded on Capitol Records through 1964. about the same time they were supplying backing vocals for Gregory Howard, they were doing the same for Bobby Ray on Capitol, "La Bomba" / "I Saw You".


    Songs :  
    Updated by Hans-Joachim

    Gregory Howard bb the Cadillacs

    When In Love (Do As Lovers Do)                  Sweet Pea                 

     Bobby Ray & The Cadillacs 

    I Saw You                                    La Bomba

    The Cadillacs

    White Gardenia                               Groovy Groovy Love


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