• The Matadors (1)

    The Matadors (1) (New York)

    Personnel :

    Johnny Garfield (Lead)

    Juan Terry (Lead)


    Discography :

    1957 - Vengeance (Will Be Mine) / Pennies From Heaven (Sue 700)
    1957 - Be Good To Me / Have Mercy Baby (Sue 701)

    Biography :

    Sue Records was formed by Henry "Juggy" Murray, Jr. (born November 24, 1922) in New York City in January, 1957. Juggy Murray, along with Bobby Robinson, were the two most successful black record label proprietors in New York City. Although Sue became nationally known for its rock and roll and rhythm and blues hits by acts such as Ike and Tina Turner, most of the albums on the Sue label were jazz.

    The Matadors (1)    The Matadors (1)
    Henry "Juggy" Murray, Jr                                                                                            

    The Matadors fronted by Johnny Garfield gave Sue Records its first regional hit in 1957 with "Vengeance".  "Vengeance (Will Be Mine)" is a delightfully cold-blooded doo-wop song : quite a change from the romantic platitudes of many songs in this genre. It became a regional hit on the East Coast, particularly in New York, but it did not chart nationally. The Group cut another single then disbanded…

    Songs :

    Vengeance (Will Be Mine)           Pennies From Heaven

    Be Good To Me                       Have Mercy Baby

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