• The Loreleis (2 

    The Loreleis (2) (New York)


    Personnel :

    Sylvia Hammond

    Gloria Gilbert

    Jehoshabeth (Jay) Dunston


    Discography :

    1964 - A Strange Way /  Why Do I Put Up With You (Brunswick 55271)



    From Doo Wop To Soul - Sylvia Hammond had left The Clickettes in 1961, but had a yearning to sing a couple of years later. In 1963, she contacted Johnnielouise, who put her together with Gloria Gilbert. One of Zell's artists, Ada Ray (Kelly) introduced Sylvia and Gloria to Jehoshabeth (Jay) Dunston. They formed a trio that Johnnielouise was going to manage. When Johnnielouise was slow in securing the group a deal, they struck out on their own. The group met with Samson Horton one day outside the Brill Building and decided to sign contracts with him and his songwriting partner, Bobby Adams. The duo had a company called Samada Productions. Christened The Loreleis by the production company, the trio of young ladies recorded, “Why Do I Put Up With You/Strange Way” for Brunswick Records. The group rehearsed feverishly and garnered some studio work, but never followed up their initial single. Sylvia attributes this to the saturation that many  performers encountered from struggling production companies.  Eventually, Jay left the group and was replaced by Dora Brooks. Shortly thereafter, The group disbanded.
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    Songs :

    Why Do I Put Up With You                           A Strange Way        


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