• The Cyclones (2) aka The Furys (2)

    The Furys (2) (Los Angeles)
    aka The Cyclones (2)
    ref : The Centennials





    Personnel :

    Jerome Evans (Baritone / Lead)

    Robert Washington

    Melvin White

    Georges Taylor

    Jimmy Green





    Discography :

    The Cyclones (2)
    1959 - Big Mary / Good Goodnight (Forward 313)

    The Furys (2)
    1961 - So Tuff / Over You (Pains In My Heart) (Edsel 786 / Mack IV 05)
    1962 - Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart / Never More (Mack IV 112)
    1962 - If There's A Next Time / Another Fella (Mack IV 114)
    1962 - I Really Feel Good / The Old Days (Mack IV 115)
    1964 - Gee Baby / Somebody's Fox  (Mack IV 117)
    1964 - I Lost My Baby / What Is Soul  (Mack IV 118)
    1964 - Where My Money Goes / Cover Girl (Aura 396)
    1964 - Baby You Can Bet Your Boots / The Man Who Has Everything (Liberty 55692)
    1964 - If I Didn't Have A Dime / Dream (Liberty 55719)
    1964 - Anything For You / Cat 'N Mouse (World Pacific 386)
       
    The Centennials
    1961 - My Dear One / The Wayward Wind (Dot 16180)






    Biography :


    JJerome Evans started singing when he was a mere 3 years old imitating songs he heard on the radio.  Growing up in the West Los Angeles neighborhood of 42nd Street between Broadway and Main, Jerome starting "foolin' around" with his brothers and some other friends singing in amateur shows in 1952.  Later, Jerome formed a group called the Cyclones along with Robert Washington, Melvin White and George Taylor.  In 1959, the Cyclones recorded "Big Mary" for George Motola's Forward Records (Forward 313). In the same period Jerome Evans had been a member of The Lions & The Centennials.

    The Cyclones (2) aka The Furys (2)      The Cyclones (2) aka The Furys (2)
                   Jimmy Green                                                                                       Jimmy McEachin (Mack)

    Later, in 1962, the four members of the Cyclones joined Jimmy Green (the brother of Vernon Green of the Medallions) to form a new group.  The group was practicing one day when songwriter/producer Jimmy McEachin (who wrote such novelty hits as the Fight and Gravel Gert for the Barons in 1959) heard them and decided to take them into the studio giving them their new name - the Furys.  The group recorded a number of records for McEachin including So Tough b/w I've Got a Pain in My Head (Over You) (Edsel 786 -1961). 

    The Cyclones (2) aka The Furys (2)

    "Over You" did pretty well for 6 months and was played a lot on KGFJ and was pushed by Hunter Hancock on his radio show.  The Furys later would score on McEachin's own Mark IV label with a rendition of "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" b/w "Never More" .  Of all the groups that recorded Zing, the Furys' version is probably the most recognized.  That was the beginning of everything for the Furys, working with the William Morris agency, the group did a lot of big shows.

    The Cyclones (2) aka The Furys (2)

    The Furys later moved to Liberty records where they recorded "Man Who Has Everything" b/w "Baby, You Can Bet Your Boots" and "If I Didn't Have A Dime" b/w "Dream" and the World Pacific label where they cut "Cat 'N Mouse" b/w "Anything For You  .The Furys also recorded under the name of Private Eye and did Charlie Chan and Dances With Charlie Chan (Kris Records). When the British invasion hit, the Furys went overseas doing tours in Japan and in southeast asia (in 1970).  The group later disbanded in the early 1970's. 







    Discography :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Cyclones (2)

      
          Good Goodnight                                       Big Mary                



    The Furys (2)

         
    So Tuff                    Over You (Pains In My Heart)                    Never More


    Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart

         
    If There's A Next Time               Another Fella                      I Really Feel Good  

         
    The Old Days                         Gee Baby                           Somebody's Fox

         
          I Lost My Baby                      What Is Soul                    Where My Money Goes

         
                   Cover Girl            Baby You Can Bet Your Boots    The Man Who Has Everything

         
    If I Didn't Have A Dime                 Dream                   Anything For You


    Cat 'N Mouse
       


    The Centennials


    My Dear One / The Wayward Wind





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  • Jeff Kanew, Bruce Carter, Reid Carter and Nick Cardell

    The Four Fifths (Bethpage, NY)




    Personnel :

    Nick "Cardell" Cardella

    Bruce Carter

    Reid Carter

    Jeff Kanew





    Discography :

    The Four Fifths
    1963 - Come On Girl (Be Mine) / After Graduation (Hudson 8001)

    Nick Cardell
    1963 - Arlene / How Can I Help It (Liberty 55556)
    1964 - Everybody Jump / I Stand Alone (Amcam 405)





    Biography :

    Group from Beth Page,LI. consisted of Nick"Cardell" Cardella, Bruce Carter, Reid Carter and Jeff Kanew. In 1963 they recorded on the New Jersey Hudson Records... Did not chart nationally in Billboard, but released as a single in 1963. Written by Bruce Carter, Jeff Kanew and Nick Cardell. B-side is "Come On Girl (Be Mine)".  Before recording with the Four Fifths, Nick Cardell recorded as first tenor for Jay Walker & The Pedestrians In 1962, with Peter Antell on lead.

       
    From Top : Nick Cardell, Reid Carter, Jeff Kanew and Bruce Carter                                                     Nick Cardell                                    

    Peter Antell (Peter Blaize Antonio) and John Linde  from New York are two song writers and singers who had some success providing material for Cameo Parkway Records in the early 1960s. They were also members of the group The Chants. In 1963, The duo wrote Four songs for Nick Cardell released on two singles in 1963 & 1964.






    Songs :

    The Four Fifths

      
    Come On Girl (Be Mine)                           After Graduation      


    Nick Cardell

      
          Arlene                                           How Can I Help It

      
    Everybody Jump                               I Stand Alone








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  • Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2) aka The Kinglets
    Charles Walker

    Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2) (Nashville, TN)
    aka The Kinglets





    Personnel :

    Charles Walker (Lead)

    Larry Birdsong

    The Kinglets :

    Don “Sonny” Taylor

    Ricky Roland

    Frank Talley


     




    Discography :

    Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2)
    1959 - No Fool No More / Slave to Love (Champion 1014)

    The Kinglets
    1956 - Six Days a Week (And Sundays Too) / You Gotta Go (Calvert 101)

    The Kinglets with Leroy Thomas
    1959 - Pretty Please / My Baby Don't Need Changing (Bobbin 13338)





    Biography :

    Charles Walker was born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 12, 1940. Charles or “Wigg,” as he is known by his friends (his mother nicknamed him when he was born with a full head of hair), began singing at an early age in church and school. He cut his first record in 1959 for Ted Jarrett’s legendary Champion label. One cut, “Slave To Love,” was credited to Charles Walker and the Daffodils. In fact, there was no such group as the Daffodils. The backup singers on the record were label mates the Kinglets and Larry Birdsong.

    Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2) aka The Kinglets    Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2) aka The Kinglets
                                                                                                                             Larry Birdsong

    Jarrett ran or worked for a number of Nashville soul, blues, and gospel labels, including Champion, Calvert, Cherokee, Poncello, and T-Jaye. He produced for artists such as Christine Kittrell, The Fairfield Four, Larry Birdsong, Roscoe Shelton, The Avons and the Kinglets. Like many groups before and after them, the Kinglets were primarily a backup vocal group for single artists on their labels. The group consisted of Don “Sonny” Taylor, Ricky Roland & Frank Talley. They cut “Six Days a Week“ and “You Gotta Go“ in early 1956, both songs composed by Ted Jarrett. Another single will be released in 1959 credited to The Kinglets with Leroy Thomas with ”Pretty Please” again composed by Ted Jarrett.

    Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2) aka The Kinglets
    Ted Jarrett

    In 1960, Charles Walker moved to New York City where studios and nightclub work were plentiful. 1962 found Charles recording with Chess Records out of Chicago, and soon he signed on as lead singer with the J.C. Davis Band. This band began touring the country opening for the greats of the era including James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Little Willie John, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. The J.C. Davis Band recorded some real barnstormers for Chess like “Sweet Sweet Love” and “The Chicken Scratch.” In 1964, Charles formed his own group, Little Charles and the Sidewinders. They became one of the most in demand soul bands in New York City’s nightclub scene, performing at the Apollo Theater, Small’s Paradise and venturing out to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. They subsequently recorded for Chess and Decca labels.






    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Charles Walker & The Daffodils (2)

      
      Slave to Love                                      Be No Fool No More


    The Kinglets


    Six Days a Week (And Sundays Too) / You Gotta Go

     

    The Kinglets with Leroy Thomas


    Pretty Please / My Baby Don't Need Changing







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  • The Ivies (1) aka The Sensation-Ivies

    The Ivies (1) (Detroit, Mi)
    aka The Sensation-Ivies



    Personnel :

    Aaron McCray (Lead)

    Odel Logan

    Jimmy Davis

    Conley Griffin

    Arnold Johnson





    Discography :

    The Ivies
    1958 - Sunshine / Come On (Ivy 110 / Brunswick 55112)
    1959 - Voodoo / I Really Want You To Know (Roulette 4183)

    Arron McCray & His Sensation-Ivies
    1960 - I’ll Have The Last Laugh / Inter Santum (Reel 111)

    The Sensation-Ivies
    1961 - Tell Me / God Bless The Child (Willow 23003)

    Clarence Paul (BB The Ivies)
    1959 - I Need Your Lovin' / I’ll Be By Your Side (Hanover 4519 )
    1959 - Falling In Love Again / May Heaven Bless You (Roulette 4196 )






    Biography :

    From Detroit, the Ivies included Aaron McCray, Odel Logan, Jimmy Davis, Conley Griffin, and Arnold Johnson. In 1958, The group Recorded  "Sunshine" b/w "Come On"  for Ivy Records. Ivy Records was set up in Sept 57 by Stan Feldman & Ed Portnoy. It was based out of 1697 Broadway, New York. The single was reissued on Brunswick 55112 in June 1959.

    The Ivies (1) aka The Sensation-Ivies    The Ivies (1) aka The Sensation-Ivies
                                                                         Clarence Paul

    Clarence Otto Pauling (March 19, 1928 – May 6, 1995), better known as Clarence Paul, was a songwriter and record producer for Detroit's Motown Records. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, and was the brother of the "5" Royales guitarist/songwriter, Lowman Pauling Jr. In 1958, he had one of his first major songwriting credits. He co-wrote and recorded "I Need Your Lovin'" for the Hanover label. It was covered less than a year later, in 1959, and became a #14 R&B hit for Roy Hamilton.

    The Ivies (1) aka The Sensation-Ivies   The Ivies (1) aka The Sensation-Ivies

    The Ivies were the back-up group for Clarence Paul on the Hanover "I Need Your Lovin' b/w "I’ll Be By Your Side" . Clarence Paul brings the group for his appearance and sings even on their singles. The     Ivies' next single is on the Roulette Label with "Voodoo" b/w "I Really Want You To Know". Probably The Ivies were again the back-up group for Clarence Paul on his Roulette Records.  The group next recorded on Johnnie Matthews' Reel label around 1960 under the name "Sensation-Ivies " and had a  release the next year on Willow, a subsidiary of the Cincinatti-based King labelowned by Mickey Guitar Baker & Syliva Robinson in New York.




    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


    The Ivies

      
    Sunshine                                  Come On

      
                Voodoo                           I Really Want You To Know


    Arron McCray And His Sensation-Ivies

      
    I’ll Have The Last Laugh                       Inter Santum            


    The Sensation-Ivies

      
            Tell Me                                     God Bless The Child



    Clarence Paul (bb The Ivies)


      
    I Need Your Lovin'                        I’ll Be By Your Side

      
    Falling In Love Again                    May Heaven Bless You





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  • The Cute-Teens
    Raynoma Mayberry

     

    The Cute-Teens (Detroit)




    Personnel :

    Raynoma Mayberry

    Alice Mayberry

    Marlene Nero

    Mamie?

     




    Discography :

    
1959 - When My Teenage Days Are Over / From This Day Forward (Aladdin 3458)





    Biography :

    Raynoma was born to Lucille and Ashby Mayberry and raised in Black Bottom, a Detroit ghetto, until her father’s income as a janitor at Cadillac’s headquarters enabled them to move to a better neighbourhood. At Cass technical school she played the viola in the school symphony orchestra. She also played the piano and the harp, studied theory, composition, harmony and arrangement, and sang in school and church choirs. Her first husband, Charles Liles, was a saxophonist; they married in 1955 and had a son, Cliff, divorcing after two years together.

    The Cute-Teens     The Cute-Teens

    She was performing with her sister Alice as a singing duo called Alice and Ray and it was after winning a talent contest at the Twenty Grand club in Detroit that they were introduced to Berry Gordy. He granted them an audition at his house.  Berry Gordy was impressed by her perfect pitch and by her suggestions for improving musical arrangements, devising introductions and fleshing out harmonies. She and her sister became the nucleus of a group called the Teen Queens, later the Cute-Teens with Marlene Nero and an old flame of Berrys called Mamie,

    The Cute-Teens
    Raynoma Mayberry & Berry Gordy

    Berry Gordy produced a single, From This Day Forward, leased to the Aladdin label in 1958. When Gordy released the first record on his Tamla label, Marv Johnson’s Come to Me, in the early weeks of 1959, there was a credit for the Rayber Voices, a backing choir that Raynoma had assembled and which would be heard on several early Motown records. After the birth of their child, Kerry, and his divorce from his previous wife was final, Ray and Berry Gordy were married.





    Songs :

      
    When My Teenage Days Are Over               From This Day Forward   




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