(paste-up picture) Bobby Day & The Satellites with Curtis Williams on Top

    Earl Nelson & The Pelicans (2) (Watts, Los Angeles)
    aka The Hollywood Flames


     Personnel :

    Earl Nelson (Lead)

    Bobby Bird (Bass)

    David Ford (Tenor)

    Curlee Dinkins (Baritone)

    Curtis Williams (Baritone)


    Discography :

    1957 - I Bow To You / Oh Gee, Oh Golly (Class 209)


    Biography :

    By 1957, the Flames had hooked up with Leon René's Class Records. The group was now David Ford, Bobby Byrd, Curlee Dinkins, and Earl Nelson. However, Leon René decided to break Bobby Byrd off from the Flames and make a soloist out of him.   The Flames (now known as the "Satellites") continued to back up Bobby Byrd (now known as "Bobby Day") on Class, and he kept singing with them (as the Hollywood Flames) on Ebb. The following month, the group recorded as "Earl Nelson & The Pelicans" for Class: "I Bow To You" (led by Earl) and "Oh Gee, Oh Golly" (the duet lead of Earl and the returning Curtis Williams).

    Songs :

    I Bow To You                                     Oh Gee, Oh Golly



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