• The Nic Nacs (Los Angeles)
    aka The Robins

    Personnel :
    Mickey Champion (Lead)

    Ty Terrell (Tenor)

    Bobby Nunn (Tenor)

    Roy Richards (Baritone)

    Billy Richards (Bass)

    Discography :

    1950 - Found Me A Sugar Daddy / Gonna Have A Merry Christmas (RPM 313/342)
    1951 - Found Me A Sugar Daddy / You Didn't Want My Love (RPM 316)
    1950 - I'm Telling You Baby (RPM) (Unreleased)

    Biography :

    From Recorded In Hollywood, the Robins headed over to the Bihari brothers' RPM Records, a subsidiary of Modern Records. On November 2, 1950, they recorded four songs: "Gonna Have A Merry Christmas," "Found Me A Sugar Daddy," "I'm Telling You Baby," and "You Didn't Want My Love." On all of these except the last, the Robins are paired with Mickey Champion, another Little Esther sound-alike.


    "Found Me A Sugar Daddy" is an answer to "Double Crossin' Blues," only this time Bobby Nunn characterizes his woman as an ape rather than a bear. Although the group was still under contract to Dolphin, the quartet jumped ship, searching for that elusive payday. Consequently, RPM issued all their records as by the "Nic Nacs" The Robins were understandably reluctant to sign their names to contracts. They'd get a recording deal, do the session, and never hear from the company again. If they were lucky, they'd get five or ten dollars each for the session. This puts the label-hopping that occurred in proper perspective.

    Songs :

    I'm Telling You Baby              Found Me A Sugar Daddy 

    Gonna Have A Merry Christmas   You Didn't Want My Love


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