• The Largos
    The Largos & Ben Branch's Orchestra

    The Largos (Memphis, Tennessee)


    Personnel :

    Lorece Thompson (Lead)

    Alvin Standard

    George Reed

    Willie Mull

    Roosevelt Green


    Discography :

    Singles :
    The Largos (Featuring Lorece Thompson with Ben Branch's Orchestra)
    1961 - Saddle Up / I Wonder Why (Dot 16292)

    Lorece Thompson & The Largos
    1965 - Three Hearts In A Tangle / The Night Time Is The Right Time (Dot 16719)

    LP :
    Lorece Thompson & The Largos
    1963 - Beale Street Today (Lp 3524)
    Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo-Mo Jo Workout-Do The Dog / The Night Time Is The Right Time / The Morning After / I Found A Love / Have No Teardrops / Drown In My Own Tears/ Three Hearts In A Tangle / You Are My Sunshine

    The Largos


    Biography :

    This vocal group started singing together at Douglass High School in early 1960 (Memphis, Tennessee). The Largos consists of Lorece Thompson, manager and lead singer of the group, along with Alvin Standard, George Reed, Willie Mull and Roosevelt Green.  The Group performs at "Currie's club Tropicana" In North Memphis backed by Ben Branch's Orchestra. In 1961 they Signing a three years contract with Dot Records. The record is "Saddle Up" backed by "I Wonder Why", both composed by Lorece Thompson. In early 1962, Lorece Thompson teamed up with Willie Mitchell from the 4 Kings . Calling themselves the Canes, they had a single release for Stax: "Why Should I Suffer With The Blues"/"I'll Never Give Her Up (My Friend)". In 1963, Lorece Thompson & The Largos cut an Album for Dot named "Beale Street Today".


    Songs :

    I Wonder Why                                    Saddle Up

    Have No Teardrops


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