• The Mighty Jupiters
    The Blenders (unrecorded group)

    The Mighty Jupiters (Hempstead, Long Island, NY.)
    aka The Blenders


    Personnel :

    Dolores Butler (Lead)

    Teddy Jackson (Tenor)

    Lazarus Moore (Baritone)

    George Taylor (Bass)


    Discography :

    1958 - Hy Wocky Toomba  / Your Love (Warner 1020)


    Biography :

    The Mighty Jupiters were a Young group from Hempstead, New York (On Long Island). The Members were Dolores Butler (14) (Lead), Teddy Jackson (15) (Tenor), Lazarus Moore (16) (Baritone) and George Taylor (15) (Bass). Lazarus Moore recalls that they were singing on Hempstead corner when a car pulled up. The man inside rolled down the Window and listened for a while. He then got out and asked if they were interested in making a record. He turned out tube songwriter William Tennyson. Through him they came to record for Shad's Warner Label in mid 1958. Their session was produced by Leroy Kirkland and recorded at Bell Sound Studios, while the session musicians included King Curtis and Kenny Burrell. The Result was "Hy Wocky Toomba"  / "Your Love ", released as Warner 1020.

    The Mighty Jupiters     The Mighty Jupiters
    Bobby Shad                                                                         King Curtis       

    Each member of the group received five white label promo copies and four brown colour label 'stock' copies. "Hy Wocky Toomba" gained some attention through airplay on the "Dr Jive" radio show on WWRL in New York. Because the kids would not sign the recording contract as presented, follow-up promotion didn't take place. The Mighty Jupiters broke up shortly thereafter. Lazarus Moore and George Taylor then formed a new group which included Henry "Stoney" Jackson  from the Heartbreakers on Vic plus Buck green and William Desaur. Calling themselves the Blenders, they became a popular performing group (they did not record), doing club and show venues throughout the northeast (including Atlantic City) well into the Mid 1960s. They were not connected to any group that recorded as the Blenders.


    Songs :

               Your Love                                   Hy Wocky Toomba  


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