• The Kansas City Tomcats  

    The Kansas City Tomcats (Kansas City?)

    Personnel :

    Walter Spriggs (Lead)

    Lucky Enois (Tenor / Guitar)

    Eddie Saunders (Baritone / Sax)

    Brooks Lewis(Bass)

    Jimmy Waters (Tenor)

    Discography :

    1955 - Nobody Knows / Meet Me Meet Me Baby(Josie 786)
    1956 - Blues For Josie (Inst.)  / Don't You Know(Josie 798)

    Biography :

    Walter Spriggs (aka Wally Wilson, aka Ray Scott) recorded several records for Apollo, Blue Lake & Atco from 1953-1957, he has been with the Five Echoes from Chicago and recorded "Lonely Mood" b/w "Baby Come Back to Me,"on Sabre 102 in September of 1953. Walter Spriggs sang lead on both songs..

    The Kansas City Tomcats

    Where Walter Spriggs got his musical instruction we do not know, but he sang and played piano, guitar, bongos, and drums. In 1959 he adopted the "Ray Scott" moniker and waxed several more singles for Antler, Tri-Ess, Ray-Dee and Decca up until 1967. Back in 1955, Walter Spriggs join the Kansas City Tomcats, whether or not they were from Kansas City is incertain. Despite the fact that they recorded for a New York label, there is is not a New York Sound.In October of 1955 the group auditions for Jubilee Records and is soon recorded.

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    The group consists of Walter Spriggs, Lucky Enois, Eddie Saunders, Brooks Lewis and Jimmy Waters. In November Jubilee releases the record on its Josie label as #786 - "Meet Me Meet Me Baby" and "Nobody Knows". In May 1956 Josie released a second single by the group with "Blues For Josie" and "Don't You Know" as #798.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

             Nobody Knows                           Meet Me Meet Me Baby

    Don't You Know / Blues For Josie 

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