• Bobby Lester & The Moonlighters (1) (Cleveland, Ohio)

    aka The Moonglows

    Personnel :

    Bobby Lester (Lead/Tenor)

    Harvey Fuqua (Lead/Tenor)

    Discography :

    1954 - So All Alone / Shoo Doo-Be Doo (Checker 806)
    1954 - Hug And Kiss / New Gal (Checker 813)

    Biography :

    Between 1955 and 1957, the Moonglows reached the R&B charts frequently with hits like "Most of All", "In My Diary", "When I'm With You", "See Saw", "We Go Together", and "Please Send Me Someone to Love."

    The Moonglows

    Different styles defined the Moonglows lead singers: Fuqua favored the uptempo R&B/rock numbers while Lester sung more of the romantic ballads, for which the group was better known, and occasionally the two would share the leads, duet-style.


    Although Lester and Fuqua are credited as forming a spinoff group called the Moonlighters, recording in 1955 for the Chess subsidiary label Checker, they paired on only two numbers released as by the Moonlighters, "So All Alone" and "New Gal." The flip sides of these two songs, respectively "Shoo-Do-Be-Doo" and "Hug And A Kiss" featured the full group.


    The flip side of "Starlite" called "In Love" also featured a Lester-Fuqua duet.
    Alan Freed promotes the tune and the "group within a group" concept.


    Songs :

    New Gal

    Hug And Kiss                       Shoo Doo-Be Doo


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