• The Lonely Guys

    The Lonely Guys (Oakland, CA)


    Personnel :

    Jame Ellington (Lead)

    Bob Selva (Baritone)

    Tony Cardinale (Tenor)

    Ted Bell (Bass)


    Discography :

    1961 - The Way You Look Tonight / Moon Flight (inst.) (Caddy 117)


    Biography :

    Dick Hugg, known to his listeners as "Huggy Boy", was instrumental in the promotion of rock and roll in the 1950s. He was the first white disc jockey to broadcast (on station KRKD) from the front window of John Dolphin's popular all-night record store, Dolphin's of Hollywood, at the corner of Central and Vernon Avenues. He was one of the first, if not the first disc jockey's to play the Penguin's "Earth Angel". In 1955, Hugg would start his own record label, Caddy Records.

    The Lonely Guys

    In 1960, he Managed a young black vocal group named the Lonely Guys from Oakland composed by Jame Ellington (Lead), Bob Selva (Baritone), Tony Cardinale (Tenor) and Ted Bell (Bass). According to Bob Selva, It's in 1961 (Not 1957) that the Lonely Guys recorded "The Way You Look Tonight" coupled with an instrumental "Moon Flight" released on Caddy #117. The Lonely Guys stayed together for over 10 years, played a lot of gigs, around the states .

    Songs :

    The Way You Look Tonight


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