• The Hollywood Argyles (Los Angeles)

    Personnel :

    Gary Paxton (Lead)

    Bobby Rey

    Ted Marsh

    Gary Webb

    Dear Weaver

    Ted Winters

    Discography :

    Singles :

    The Hollywood Argyles
    1960 - Alley Oop / Sho' Know A Lot About Love (Lute 5905)
    1960 - Gun Totin' Critter Named Jack / Bug-Eye (Lute 5908)
    1960 - Hully Gully / So Fine (Lute 6002)
    1960 - Unemployment / same (Paxton 200)
    1961 - See You In The Morning / The Morning After (Finer Arts 1002)
    1963 - (My Real Boss) Bossy-Nover / Find Another Way (Felsted 8674)
    1965 - Long Hair, Unsquare Dude Called Jack / Ole' (Chatahoochie 691)

    The New Hollywood Argyles
    1966 - Alley Oop í66 / Do the Funky-Foot (Kammy 105)

    Gary Paxton (Hollywood Argyles Inst.)
    1961 - You've Been Torturing Me / The Grubble (Paxley 752)


    1961 - The Hollywood Argyles (Lute 101)
    Alley Oop  / Hully Gully / Honky Tonk / Yakety Yak / Sho' Know A Lot About Love / The Bug Eyed Man / So Fine / You're Ruinin' My Gladness / The Way I See It / You'll Always Be My Darling  /  Gun Totiní Critter Named Jack / The Lost Ranger

    Biography :

    The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record, ‘Alley-Oop’, had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby Rey while Paxton was a member of the Arizona-based duo Skip And Flip.

    Skip And Flip

    Because that duo was contracted to Brent Records, and ‘Alley-Oop’ was issued on Lute Records, the name Hollywood Argyles was created for the occasion, named after the intersection where the recording studio was located, Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Street.

    The recording was made with Gaynel Hodge -piano,Ronnie Caleco-Drums,Harper Crosby on bass. Sandy Nelson was also in the studio and as they already had a drummer he bashed garbage cans and screamed a lot. Background vocals were Dallas Frazier,Buddy Mize,Scotty Turner and some girl called Diane.


    When this became a hit, Paxton put together a Hollywood Argyles group. They were a six man group of Hollywood writer, producers and studio musicians comprising Gary Paxton, Bobby Rey, Ted Marsh, Gary Webb, Dear Weaver and Ted Winters. This ended up being their only hit.

    (1965-The touring group )  Ted Marsh, Deary Weaver, Marshall Leib, Gary “Spider” Webb, Bobby Rey and/or Ted Winters

    Further singles by the Hollywood Argyles, on such labels as Paxley (co-owned by Paxton and producer Kim Fowley), Chattahoochie, Felsted and Kammy failed to reach the charts. Paxton later started the Garpax label, which released the number 1 ‘Monster Mash’ by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett.


    Videos :

    Alley Oop



    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Alley Oop              Sho' Know A Lot About Love    Gun Totin’ Critter Named Jack

    Hully Gully                   You've Been Torturing Me                   The Bug Eyed Man

    So Fine                                     Unemployment                   The Grubble

    See You In The Morning /                        The Way I See It /
    The Morning After (The Night Before)      You're Ruinin' My Gladness

    (My Real Boss) Bossy-Nover/        Long Hair, Unsquare Dude Called Jack/
    Find Another Way                           Ole'

    Honky Tonk                          The Lost Ranger           You'll Always Be My Darling

    Yakety Yak                Alley Oop '66 / Do The Funky-Foot






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