•   Gene & Billy

    The Chanters (1)  (Santa Monica, CA)
    ref Gene & Billy aka The Cats

    Personnel :

    Ethel Brown

    Gene Ford

    Billy Boyd

    Alan Boyd


    Discography :

    The Chanters (1)
    Singles :
    1954 - She Wants To Mambo / Tell Me, Thrill Me (RPM 415)
    1955 - Watts / Why (Combo 78)
    1955 - I love You / Hot Mama (Combo 92)
    Unreleased :
    1955 - Do you Remember (Combo)

    The Cats
    1955 - Get Gone / You're So Nice (Federal 12238)
    1955 - I Don't Care No More / After I Gave You My Heart (Federal 12438)

    Gene & Billy
    1955 - Zerlene / It's Hot / (Spark 120)
    1955 - Zerlene / The Whip (Billy & Billygoats) (Loma 702)


    Biography :

    The Chanters were a Santa Monica vocal group and not to be confused with the Queens, NY group. This group consisted of Ethel Brown from the squires (on Combo)  Gene Ford, Alan Boyd, and Billy Boyd. On RPM, they had just this one record. They also had two releases on Combo Records in 1955. Gene Ford had sung with Jim Forrest & The Four Feathers.

    The Cats aka Gene & Billy    The Cats aka Gene & Billy

    When the group broke up, Gene & Billy cut "Zerlene " "It's Hot" in 1955 on the short lived Spark label. Spark Records was the brainchild of the clever Jerry Leiber and the gutsy Mike Stoller. The Same year, Gene & Billy cut two Singles for Federal, King Record's subsidiary, under the name of the Cats.


    Songs :

    The Chanters (1)

    She Wants To Mambo                           Tell Me, Thrill Me

    I love You                                       Hot Mama

    Watts                                                   Why

    Do you Remember


    The Cats

    I Don't Care No More                                 Get Gone      

    After I Gave You My Heart        You're So Nice


    Gene & Billy

    Zerlene                                      It's Hot


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