• Little Nate & The Chryslers

    Nathaniel 'Little Nate' Bouknight

    Little Nate & The Chryslers (Brooklyn, NY.)

    Personnel :

    Nathaniel 'Little Nate' Bouknight (Lead)

    Iva Hoyt (Baritone)

    Jay McKnight (Bass)

    Kirk Harris (First Tenor)

    Leon Riley (Second Tenor)

    Discography :

    1959 - Cry Baby Cry / Someone Up There (Johnson 318)

    Biography :

    Led by tenor Nathaniel 'Little Nate' Bouknight, the Shells hailed from Brooklyn and displayed the classic New York street corner sound on their haunting debut "Baby Oh Baby". In 1958, The Shells "Baby Oh Baby" moved on to Goldner's End logo for 1958's "Sippin' Soda" b/w "Pretty Little Girl" and "Shooma Dom Dom" b/w "Whispering Wings" the next year. Bouknight split to form Little Nate and The Chryslers with  Iva Hoyt, Jay McKnight, Kirk Harris and Leon Riley. Little Nate & The Chryslers  waxed "Someone Up There" and "Cry Baby Cry" for Johnson in 1959. Kirk Harris & Jay McKnight later sang & recorded  with Richard Blandon & The Dubs.

    Songs :

         Cry Baby Cry                                    Someone Up There

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