• The Parisians (2)
    Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad and Joe Russel

    The Parisians (2) (Brooklyn, New York)


    Personnel :

    Robert Samuels  (Lead)

    Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad (Baritone)

    Joe Russel (Second Tenor)

    Jerome Brown

    David Murrell

    Jimmy Nelson

    James Perry


    Discography :

    1962 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Why (I Want To Know) (Pova 1003/1004)


    Biography :

    Second tenor Joe Russell, and baritone Herb “ Tubo" Rhoad were part of the vocal group called The Parisians who recorded "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "Why (I Want To Know)" released on the Pova Label. The group consisted of Robert Samuels (Lead), Jerome Brown, David Murrell, Jimmy Nelson, James Perry, Herbert Rhoad and Joe Russel. One day, Jimmy Hayes and Jerry Lawson came to replace a member of the group. They went to this fella’s apartment in Brooklyn. They had a little piano.They did “Up On The Roof”. Then Robert Samuels angrily asked them to leave because they interrupted their practice. A few days later Joe Russel and Herbert Rhoad quit the Parisians and joined Jerry Lawson and Jimmy Hayes. Jayotis Washington joined them to form an a cappella group. They were taking a chance by getting audiences to like them without instruments and so Hayes named them the Persuasions.

    Songs :

    updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    On The Sunny Side Of The Street               Why (I Want To Know)         

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