• The Montclairs (1)
    (L to R) James Alen, Bill White, Ricky Long, Tucson & Arthur Perry

    The Montclairs (1) (New Jersey)


    Personnel :

    Arthur Perry (Lead)

    Ricky Long (Lead)

    James Alen

    Bill White



    Discography :

    1956 - My Every Dream / Give Me A Chance ‎(Premium 404)


    Biography :

    Arthur Perry, a native New Yorker began performing in a church sponsored drum and bugle corps at the age of eight.  He studied drums with, Dad Hines the father of the famous Gregory and Maurice Hines until the age of 15.  At the age of 16 Arthur formed a singing group called the "Montclairs" with James Alen, Bill White, Ricky Long and Tucson. Arthur Perry lived on Clifton Place in Brooklyn at that time, and the group may have taken its name from the New Jersey town called Montclair. The Montclairs performed at the Apollo Theater amateur contest and won first prize.  The group went on to record under the Premium Record label owned by Joe Leibowitz located in Linden, NJ.. The group gained much success with their single recording of "My Every Dream" written by Arthur with Ricky Long  on lead and  "Give Me A Chance" with Arthur Perry on lead. Later, Arthur has worked with such great artist as James Brown, Papa John Creech, Big Joe Turner, Jessica Williams, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Bobby Timmons and many more.  Arthur performed on channel 13 for a Public Television special with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, which is now a TV Jazz classic.

    Songs :

    Give Me A Chance                                My Every Dream       

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