• The Melo Gents
     

    The Melo Gents (Newark NJ.)



    Personnel:

    Bobby Klein (Lead)

    Larry Holley (Second Tenor)

    Sandy Holley (Tenor)

    Steve Barnhart (Bass)

    Junie green (Baritone)




    Discography :

    1959 - Baby Be Mine / Git Off My Back (Warner Bros. 5056)




    Biography :

    The Melo Gents all hailed from Orange and East Orange, New Jersey. Larry and Sandy lived on State Street East Orange, Steve Barnhart lived on Snyder St., Orange, NJ Junnie green lived on Park St., Orange, NJ and Bobby Kleine lived on Park Street as well just off of Springdale Avenue. The Group recorded "Git Off My Back" and "Baby Be Mine" written by group members Bobby Kline and Steve Barnhardt. The single was recorded by Warner Bros). The Melo Gents also recorded many other songs but they were unreleased. Their manager's name was Joe Seneca, he was in the music industry pretty much at that time but he never paid is $.10. The Melo Gents travel to Canada all over the New York in the New England states different provinces around Canada with the 5 Satins and the late Bill Baker.




    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


      
    Baby Be Mine                            Git Off My Back

     

     

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  •  The Rommels
     

    The Rommels (Los Angeles, Ca.)



    Personnel :

    Hendricks Anderson

    Ronald Boone

    Vernon wade

    Ronald McCloud

    Amos Henry



    Discography :

    1962 - Those Wedding Bells / Mister Sam (New Cop On The Beat) (Trend 4104)



    Biography :

    Vocal group from Los Angeles composed by Hendricks Anderson, Ronald Boone, Vernon wade, Ronald McCloud and Amos Henry. The Rommels recording two songs at a studio on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood  in 1962. "Those Wedding Bells" and  "Mister Sam" were released by Trend records, a tiny label in from Hollywood.





    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


      
    Those Wedding Bells                                 Mister Sam      



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  • The Genos
    L to R : Kenny Shott, Gene Bojnowski & Bobby Kline (Palcak)

    The Genos (Reading, Pa.)



    Personnel :

    Gene Bojnowski (Guitar/Lead Singer)

    Kenny Shott

    Bobby Kline (Palcak)




    Discography :

    1959 - Slim Little Annie / Wishful Dreaming (Sundance 202)




    Biography :

    Vocal trio from Reading, Pa. composed by Gene Bojnowski, Guitar and Lead Singer, Kenny Shott and Bobby Kline (Palcak), background vocal. In 1960, The Gents recorded "Slim Little Annie" and "Wishful Dreaming" released on the Sundance label, which was a product of Reading's Bee Records label. The record sold quite well by  a virtue of their appearance on the Grady & Hurst in Atlantic city.




    Songs :

      
    Wishful Dreaming                               Slim Little Annie



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  • The Poets (2)

    The Poets (2) (Los Angeles, CA)




    Personnel :

    Roy Ayers

    Frederick Nance

    Sherman Clark

    James Bedford

    Robert Griffith




    Discography :

    1958 - Dead / Vowels of Love (Flash 129 / Pull 305)




    Biography :

    The Poets formed at Jefferson High - It seems that every class in school had a building doo top group - and consisted of Roy Ayers, Frederick Nance, Sherman Clark, James Bedford and Robert Griffith. They rehearsed at the back of the shop on Vernon, under the guidance of young "Danny Flash", whose teeth were being cut in record production.

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    Their only record "Dead", a horror novelty, was out in February (Flash 129), bur Cash Box (March 17) tough its flip "Vowels of Love" the more commercial side. Flash was at 623 East Vernon Avenue throughout its active existence from 1955 to 1959. "Dead" got some local recognition for the boys from Jefferson High. Bedford later join the Cubans and Ayers became a successful jazz vibraphonist.




    Songs :

      
    Vowels of Love                                          Dead       


     


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  • The Jive Tones
    Jim Whittier

    The Jive Tones (Rochester, New York)



    Personnel:

    Jimmy Monroe

    John Johnson

    John Mays

    Bobby Williams

    Snooky Williams

    Jim Whittier





    Discography :

    1958 - Ding Ding Dong / Geraldine (Apt 25020)




    Biography :

    The Jive Tones formed while the members were in Jr. high school in Rochester, New York in 1954. They started singing just for fun. The group began playing in local nightclubs and nightspots.When they felt their vocal and stage acts had been perfected, they went to New York City to look for a recording company. They auditioned for Don Costa at ABC Paramount who thought they were terrific and the Jive Tones were immediately signed to record.

    The Jive Tones

    Their first session resulted in four sides. ''Ding Ding Dong'' and ''Geraldine'' were released on the ABC Subsidiary APT. The record got some airplay at the start, but quickly faded. The other two tunes were never released. Due to this failure, the Jive Tones folded.Following the disintegration, Whittier went back to New York City to try to start another group. At that time, the group he sang with was called the Students. Upon learning of the checker group from Cincinnati, they changed their name to the Desires .






    Songs :

      
    Ding Ding Dong                                      Geraldine      


     


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