• The Tangents aka The Twilighters (4) aka The Twiliters (3)
    The Tangents from 59 - 60. Bill Redd (Billy Thedford) top right

    The Tangents (Pacoima, Ca)
    aka The Twilighters (4)
    aka The Twiliters (3)
    Thanks to  Liam

     

    Personnel :

    Billy Thedford (Lead)

    Jodell Base

    Howard Hogains

    Willie Marshall

    Leonard H.

     

    Discography :

    The Tangents
    1960 - Send Me Something / I Can't Live Alone (Fresh 1)

    Horace Wooten & The Tangents
    1961 - That Lucky Old Sun / Never Leave Again (Fresh 2274)

    The Twilighters (4)
    1961 - Nothin’/ Do You Believe (Eldo 115)

    Ron Holden & The Twiliters (3)
    1962 - Things Don't Happen That Way / Ya Got That Lovin' Touch (Baronet 3)


    Biography :

    Vocal Group from Pacoima, Ca. in the San Fernando Valley.  The group consisted of Billy Thedford (Lead), Jodell Base, Howard Hogains, Willie Marshall and Leonard H..In 1960, The Tangents recorded "Send Me Something" and "I Can't Live Alone" released in may 1960 on the Fresh Label owned by Danny Sanford Coggins. For their next record on the label, Horace Wooten joined the group .Horace "Pookie" Wooten has been part of many Los Angeles groups like The Chimes, The Shields (The Touring Group), The Lions, The Wonders, The Wanderers and probably others. With Horace Wooten on lead, they recorded "That Lucky Old Sun" and "Never Leave Again".

    The Tangents  aka The Twilighters (4) aka The Twiliters (3)    The Tangents  aka The Twilighters (4) aka The Twiliters (3)
    Horace "Pookie" Wooten                                                                  Ron Holden                     

    With almost the same team, but under a new name, The Twilighters, they recorded the fantastic doo wop "Nothin’" and "Do You Believe". The disc will be released by Eldo record founded by Johnny Otis. After the success of 'Love You So" Ron Holden, moved to Los Angeles and met the Group when he recorded "I'll Be Happy" and "I'll Always Have You" at Eldo Records. For their last single The group backed Ron Holden as the Twiliters on "Things Don't Happen That Way" and "You Got That Lovin' Touch" Released on Baronet..

     

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Tangents

      
    Send Me Something                              I Can't Live Alone   


    Never Leave Again


    Horace Wooten & The Tangents


    That Lucky Old Sun

    The Twilighters (4)

      
    Nothin'                                         Do You Believe

    Ron Holden & The Twiliters (3)

      
    Things Don't Happen That Way           Ya Got That Lovin' Touch      

    ...


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  • The Stars (3)
    (L to R) Johnny Lawrence, Russell Stevens, Wayne Lassiter & Roger Freeman

    The Stars (3) (Mobile, Alabama)

     

    Personnel :

    Johnny Lawrence

    Russell Stevens

    Wayne Lassiter

    Roger Freeman

     

    Discography :

    1959 - Night Train / No Letter From You (Vega 002)
    1959 - Let's Cuddle Again / When You Love (Vega VM 100)

     

    Biography :

    The Stars were a swinging-singing quartet from the Mobile area. The leader of the “Stars” is Johnny Lawrence, former band instructor at a high school in Prichard. While teaching a school, he coached the boys Russell Stevens, Wayne Lassiter and Roger Freeman , and later  organized them into a professional singing group. All three of the youths were band students of Lawrence while he was instructor at Vigor High School. The Stars made two records in 1959. The first is “Night Train” and “No Letter From You” followed by "Let's Cuddle Again" and "When You Love". Both Records were released by Vega owned by  Johnny Lawrence.

     

    Songs :

      
    No Letter From You                            Night Train


    Let's Cuddle Again / When You Love


    ...


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  • Bill Hall & The Sonnets (2)

    Bill Hall & The Sonnets (2) (Nashville, Tennessee)

     

    Personnel :

    Bill Hall (Lead)

    Leonard Gentry (Tenor)

    Joe Robinson (Tenor)

    Denver Lockens (Baritone)

    Elridge Patton (Bass)

     

    Discography :

    Single :
    1958 - Make It Soon / Three Wishes (Checker 884)

    Unreleased :
    1958 - Lonely Hours (Checker)
    1958 - Let Me Get Close (Checker)

     

    Biography :

    The Sonnets were a vocal group from Nashville Tennessee. They are most widely known by tunes on the Checker label: "Three Wishes" "Make It Soon" "Let Me Get Close" and "Lonely Hours". Managed by Nathaniel Buchanan the group is composed by Bill Hall lead singer, Leonard Gentry tenor, Joe Robinson tenor, Denver Lockens baritone and Elridge Patton bass. They have had some appearances on radio and television.

     

    Songs :

      
    Make It Soon                                     Three Wishes

    ...


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  • The Young Sisters (Detroit)

     

    Personnel :

    Patti Masaglia

    Lisa Pomilia

    Angela Pomilia

     

    Discography:

    The Young Sisters
    1962 - Casanova Brown / My Guy (Twirl 2001)
    1963 - Playgirl / Hello Baby (Twirl 2008)

    1964 - She Took His Love Away / Jerry Boy (Mala 467)

    Del Shannon (bb The Young Sisters)
    1962 - Little Town Flirt / The Wamboo (Bigtop 3131)
    1963- Two Kind Of Teardrops / Kelly (Bigtop 3143)
    1963 - Two Silhouettes / My Wild One - London HLX-9761

     

    Biography :

    The Young Sisters were three italian girls from the east side of Detroit that were discovered by Harry Balk of EmBee Productions, who also managed and produced Del Shannon and Johnny & The Hurricanes. Harry had his staff writer, Maron McKenzie (who co-wrote "Little Town Flirt" and six other tunes with Del Shannon) tailor two songs for the young girl group.  "Casanova Brown" backed with "My Guy", both McKenzie compositions, was released on Balk's own record label, Twirl Records, as #2001. It barely broke into the Billboard Top 100 in September 1962, peaking only at #94. McKenzie started writing "Little Town Flirt" which originally was intended for The Young Sisters. Balk teamed Maron and Del together to co-write. The result? "Flirt" was completed, and Shannon had another single to chart at #12 in January of '63.

    The Young Sisters

    Maron swiftly wrote "Playgirl" and "Hello Baby" for the Young Sisters to replace "Flirt" which was originally intended for them as the follow-up.   Irving Micahnik and Harry Balk decided to use the Young Sisters to back Del in the studios on three consecutive singles. This included "Little Town Flirt" b/w "The Wamboo", and "Two Kind of Teardrops" b/w "Kelly". The girls were also used for the third intended single "Two Silhouettes" b/w "My Wild One" on London records. Shannon recorded "From Me To You" while on tour in Britain in May of 1963, and the American singles succession looked a little different than what was intended.  Maron (who goes by Robert McKenzie today) wrote a third single for the girls,

      
                                                                                                                                                             Del Shannon

    "She Took His Love Away" (written with Dick Bossi) b/w "Jerry Boy", released on Mala Records. Patti Young from the group went on to record one single as a solo artist, "Head and Shoulders (Above The Rest)" b/w "The Valiant Kind", produced by Fred Saxon and arranged by Mike Theodore. "Head and Shoulders" went on to become a Northern Soul classic.

     

    Songs :

    The Young Sisters

      
    Casanova Brown                                       My Guy      

      
    Playgirl                                      Hello Baby

      
    She Took His Love Away                               Jerry Boy            

     

    ...


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  • The Impacts (1) aka The Blue Chips (2) 

    The Impacts (1) (Brooklyn, New York)
    aka The Blue Chips (2)

     

    Personnel :

    Kenneth Seymour (Lead and Baritone)

    Steve Liebowitz (Tenor & Baritone)

    Horace Brooks (Tenor)

    Robert Baber (Bass)

    Helen Powell  (Tenor)

     

    Discography :

    The Renditions(with Steve Liebowitz)
    Unreleased :
    1957 - Roses
    1957 - My Juanita

    The Impacts (1)
    Singles :
    1959 - Now Is The Time / Soup (Watts 5599)
    1959 - Croc-O-Doll / Bobby Sox Squaw (RCA 7583)
    1959 - Canadian Sunset / They Say (Watts 5600/RCA 7609)
    1961 - Help me Somebody / Darling Now you're Mine (Carlton 548)
    1965 - Just Because / Pigtails (DCP 1150)
    Unreleased :
    1958 - Here I am (End)

    Kenny & The Impacts (1)
    1965 - Wishing Well / Heartaches (DCP 1147)

    The Blue Chips (2)
    1961 - Puddles Of Tears / The Contest (RCA 7923)
    1961 - Let It Ride / Adios Adios (RCA 7935)
    1962 - Promise / One Hen (Groove 0006)

    The Impact
    1967 - My World Fell Down / Could You Love Me (MGM 13726)

     

    Biography :

    In 1957, Steve Liebowitz with his Brooklyn group the "Renditions" recorded a two-sided acappela Demo, "Rose" and "My Juanita". Steve would unite with fellow Bedford Styvesant Brooklynites, Horace Brooks (Tenor), Robert Baber (Bass), Kenneth Seymour (Lead and Baritone) and a Female tenor, Helen Powell who Steve eventually marry. They would record the novelty record "soup" backed with "Now is the Time" for the small Watts label in 1958. They left them for End records later in 1958, Recoding a song called "Here I am" which never came out.

    The Impacts (1) aka The Blue Chips (2)

       A year later they signed a contract with RCA where 4 sides were recorded and released. Steve Liebowitz was away on these recording and was replaced with Charles 'Churchill' Mattocks. After some personnel changes (Paul Fulton and Sammy Strain replaced Powell and Baber), the Group had one release for Carlton Records.  The Two new members were both from the Chips "Rubber Biscuit" and Sammy Strain also sang with the Fantastics, later with the Imperials and the O'Jays.

      

    They Moved back to RCA (Two new releases) and would record for the Groove subsidiary but due to contractual problems they were forced to change their name to The Blue Chips. Bert Can now joined the group replacing Paul Fulton. Through their association with Richard Barret, they backed Pookie Hudson as his Spaniels and Earl Wade. They did Backup for Lenny Welch and Little Peggy March.

         
    Pookie Hudson                                     Earl Wade                                             Little Peggy March                                          Lenny Welch

     Kenny Seymour saw the music scene changing and along with Sammy Strain he was joined by Harold Jenkins and Renaldo Gamble both from The Kodaks and The Schoolboys. The Group was rounded out by adding Allen Morton (Also from The Chips). The Group had two releases on DCP, the second as Kenny & The Impacts and a final release on MGM as the Impact.
    Thanks to Robert Baber



    Songs :

    The Impacts (1)

           
    Now Is The Time                        Soup                               Croc-O-Doll

             
    Bobby Sox Squaw                 Canadian Sunset                   They Say

             
    Help me Somebody            Darling Now you're Mine             Just Because


    Pigtails


    Kenny & The Impacts (1)

     
    Wishing Well


    The Blue Chips (2)

           
    Puddles Of Tears                      The Contest                                     Let It Ride

         
    Adios Adios                              Promise                                      One Hen

     

     The Impact

      
    My World Fell Down                  Could You Love Me

    ....


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