• The Laurels (3)  

    The Laurels (3) (Brooklyn, New York)

    Personnel :

    Roy Robinson (Lead)

    Melvin Schwartz (Falsetto/Soprano)

    Melvin Maron (Bass)

    Danny Schatman (Tenor)

    Discography :

    1958 - Baby Talk / You Left Me (Spring 1112)

    Biography :

    The song "Baby Talk" was written by Melvin Schwartz and was first released by The Laurels in 1958. The Laurels were out of Crown Heights in Brooklyn and Melvin Schwartz was an original member of the Laurels who sang sang falsetto soprano. Roy Robinson was the lead singer of the Laurels and Melvin Maron the Bass singer. Melvin Schwartz wrote both sides of their single "Baby Talk" and  "You Hurt Me."  The story begins in early 1958, when the group cut a demo and rode the elevators in the Brill Building looking for some one to sign them. Leo Rodgers & Lou Silvers had a hit record with the Royal Teens "Short Shorts" and decide to record the Laurels .

    The Laurels (3)
    "Jocko" and Lee Rogers

     "Baby Talk" and "You Left Me" was cut at Bell Sound studio in NYC and released by Spring Records. Spring was a short-lived Brill Building label.  Lead singer Roy Robinson was under age and signed the recording contract to cut six sides in the first year but her mother refused to sign as she demanded an attorney look at it first. Melvin Schwartz sold the group and Rodgers and Silvers gave their single to Herb Albert and Lou Adler who had their first hit with Jan and Dean. Melvin Schwartz also wrote "Submarine Race" for a three man group (The Visuals) that he saw singing in the neighborhood. He gave them to Melvin Maron, and then the now 4 man Visuals, out of Crown Heights . The Group had alocal area hit with "Submarine Race."

    Songs :

    Baby Talk                                            You Left Me


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