Ed Peine, Jack Michael, Wes Knebel, Tom Driskill

     The Kounts (Fort Worth, Tx.)


    Personnel :

    Ed Peine

    Jack Michael

    Wes Knebel

    Tom Driskill


    Discography :

    The Kounts
    1959 - I Couldn't Stay Away From You / Please Please Come Back (Vamalco 504)

    Royce Porter & The Kounts
    1958 - Good Time / Beach Of Love (Mercury 71314)

    Royce Porter (bb The Kounts)
    1958 - Yes I do /  Our perfect romance  (D Look 1001)
    1958 - Lookin' / I Still Belong To You (D Look 1026)

    Biography :

    In the summer of 1957 "Yes I do", a song with strong Presley influences, was recorded in Fort Worth by Royce Porter and and a local group, renamed the Kounts, performing back up vocals. The Kounts are Ed Peine, Jack Michael, Wes Knebel and Tom Driskill.  Royce Porter use the group on three singles for the Mercury & his sub-label Look. but only one is credited with the Kounts. Though panned in Billboard ""Yes I do" did develop into some type of minor hit.


      The Kounts became a de facto Jordanaires and they and Porter got around just a bit off the 45's short success. The group cut  one nice single on the Vamalco label, an Independent Record Labels from Houston, TX.


    Songs :

    The Kounts

    Please Please Come Back             I Couldn't Stay Away From You

    Royce Porter & The Kounts

    Beach Of Love                       Our perfect romance                 Good Time

    Yes I Do                                      Lookin'                         I Still Belong To You

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