• The "Hi-Tones" LeRoy Meadows and Dave First

    Jack Wallace & The Hi-Tones (1)    (Tucson, Arizona)


    Personnel :

    Jack Wallace (Lead)

    Dave First (Tenor)

    LeRoy Meadows (Bass)


    Discography :

    1959 - I Think Of You / You Are The One    (Zoom 001)


    Biography :

    Jack Wallace, whose performance at a Catalina High School dance in early 1959 inspired Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom to create Zoom Records. A mere eight days later, they were in the studio with Jack Wallace and the Hi-Tones!. Jack Wallace was Tucson's Elvis!  His deep vocals along with the doo-wop harmony of LeRoy Meadows and Dave First of the Hi-Tones are a real treat. This was the first Zoom Record and had the blue and silver label. Zoom Records was Southern Arizona’s first rock and roll record label. It was the creation of two 17 year old Tucson, Arizona, Catalina High School students, Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom.

    Jack Wallace & The Hi-Tones (1)     Jack Wallace & The Hi-Tones (1)
    Jack Wallace                                                                     Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom          

    All the records were produced during a short 7 month period in 1959, but they capture the independent rock sound of the era.They were all recorded in Phoenix at Audio Recorders of Arizona, where Duane Eddy made all his big hits. Legendary engineer, and Grammy award winner, Jack Miller was at the controls. He was famous later for sessions with many top stars including the Rolling Stones. None of the records were giant chart busters, but they got heavy play and made the hit sheets in Tucson as well as a few other places in the US and Europe. They continue to be included on many US and overseas compilation releases featuring 50's American rock and roll and rockabilly.

    Songs :

      I Think Of You                                You Are The One


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