• The Hitmakers (1)
    Val Poliuto & Bobby Adams

    The Hitmakers (1) (Los Angeles, Ca.)


    Personnel :

    Rodney Gooden (Lead)

    Bobby Adams (Bass)

    Val Poliuto (First Tenor)

    Don … (Second Tenor)

    Duke … (Baritone)


    Discography :

    1958 - Chapel Of Love / Cool School (Original Sound 1)


    Biography :

    Also in 1958, responding to the need to make extra money, Bobby Adams who have left The calvanes after their last single on Dootone  joined a newly formed Group, called the "Hitmakers". The group also consisted of Val Poliuto, 1st tenor, of the "Jaguars," Rodney Gooden, with two other singers. Original Sound Released "Chapel Of Love" b/w "Cool School" by the group in the summer 1958. Original Sound is a Los Angeles, California-based record label. It was founded in the early 1950s by KPOP deejay Art Laboe. It began as a small label that specialized in compiling and re-releasing "oldies" R&B and rock 'n' roll songs.

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    Art Laboe                                                                                                                                            

    "Chapel of Love" was recorded and became a hit song on the west coast, which was led by Rodney Gooden. Bobby Adams sang the non-lyrical chant at the beginning and. ending of "Chapel." Adams was also the bass singer during the middle of the song. The flip side was "Cool School" . After a few "gigs" the racially integrated "Hitmakers" went their separate ways.

    Songs :

    Chapel Of Love                                   Cool School

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