• Ronnie & The Hi-Lites (7) (Jersey City, N.J)

    Personnel :

    Ronnie Goodson "Ronald Goodson" (Lead)

    Sonny Caldwell (First Tenor)

    John Witney (Second Tenor)

    Stanley Brown (Baritone)

    Kenny Overby (Bass)

    Discography :

    1962 - I Wish That We Were Married / Twistin & kissin (Joy 260)
    1962 - Send me love / Be Kind (Joy 265)
    1962 - Valerie / The Fact Of The Matter (Raven 8000)
    1963 - A slow dance / What the next day may bring (Win 250/Reo)
    1963 - The Fact Of The Matter / You keep me Guessin' (Win 251)
    1963 - High school romance / Uptown-Downtown (Win 252)
    1965 - Too Young / High school romance (ABC 10685)
    1982 - For Lovers / What A Pretty Bride You'll Be (U.G.H.A. 16)

    Biography ;

    Formed in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA in the early 60s, Ronnie and the Hi-Lites were a doo-wop group best remembered for one recording, the 1962 US Top 20 ballad ‘I Wish That We Were Married’.

    Ronnie & The Hi-Lites (7)   

    The group, originally called the Cascades, initially consisted of tenors Sonny Caldwell and John Witney, bass singer Kenny Overby and baritone Stanley Brown.  Adding 12-year-old Ronnie Goodson as their lead singer, they were soon introduced to songwriter Marian Weiss, who offered them ‘I Wish That We Were Married’.

    The small Joy Records label picked up the demo recording the group had made and, renaming the ensemble, released the single.

    Ronnie Goodson                                                                                                           

    The group released only one other single for Joy and it was unsuccessful. They recorded a few more singles for Win Records, without success. Ronnie Goodson died 4 November 1980.



    Songs :

    Send My Love                   I Wish That We Were Married

    Valerie                                The Fact of the Matter

    You Keep Me Guessing         What The Next Day May Bring


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