• The Martels

     The Martels (Nashville, TN)
    (Thanks to Chuck Bowersock)


    Personnel :

    Doug McDonald

    Lucien Anderson

    Luther Weathers

    Bob Bowersock


    Discography :

    1959 - Where Did My Woman Go / Teacher Don't Keep Me In (Nasco 6026)

    Biography :

    The Grads were a young male quartet who were chosen in August 1958 as the "Discovery of the Years" of the Nashville Tennessean's 1958. Chosen by three expert judges in competition among 16 other top musicians and musical groups, The Grads will be the feature of the final concert of the season.

    The Martels
    1958 - The Grads (Front ) Bob Bowersock, and Bruce Carillon (accompanist) (Rear) Luther Weathers, Lucien Anderson and Doug McDonald 

    The Grads smothered their opposition under an avalanche of musical notes with their performance of "Silhouettes" in the initial audition and in the finals, "Teacher, Don't" composed by one of their own number, Lucien Anderson. The group is made up of Lucien Anderson, 21, of Hendersonville; Luther Weathers, 25, of 311 Thuss ave.in Nashville; Bob Bowersock, 22 of 1111 Grandview ave.in Nashville; and Doug McDonald, 26, of 519 Southgate ave. in Nashville.

    Bob Bowersock, Lucien Anderson, Luther Weathers, Doug McDonald

    The Boys met while still in school. Weathers, Bowersock and Anderson attended David Lipscomb college and McDonald was at middle Tennessee State College and Vanderbilt University. They sang with different groups while in school. They went to New York to appears on the "Ted Mack and The Original Amateur Hour" November 2,1958. The quartet sang "Old Man River" and have changed their name to the Martels. Doug Taylor replaced Bob Bowersock who returned to Atlanta.

    The Martels
    The Martels :  Lucien Anderson, Doug  Taylor,  Bruce Carillon (accompanist)  Luther Weathers and  Doug McDonald. 

    The Martels cut their first single with "Where Did My Woman Go" and "Teacher Don't Keep Me In" released by Nasco in April 1959. The Nasco label was formed in 1957, a subsidiary of Nashboro Records founded in 1951 by Nashville-based record store owner Ernie Young as an outlet for rhythm and blues and rock and roll.

         The Martels


    Videos :

      Old Man River (Ted Mack and The Original Amateur Hour)

    Songs :

    Teacher Don't Keep Me In                 Where Did My Woman Go



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