The Seniors (5) (Los Angeles, CA.)
aka The Angelenos ?
aka The Angeiinos ?
Rudy Ray Moore
The Seniors (5)
1960 ~ Hully Gully Fever (And The Flu Bug Too) / Pitter Patter Heart (Kent 342)
1960 - My Soul / Emily (The Turks) (Ball 001)
1961 - On An Island / As Long As I Have You (Peepers 2824( (first pressing)
1961 – Don’t Cry Baby / As Long As I Have You (Peepers 2824) (second pressing)
1961 - Hully Gully Fever / Come On Baby (Peepers 2827) (first pressing)
Bobby Lawrence & The Angelenos
1962 - Hully Gully Fever / Come On Baby (Peepers 2827) (second pressing)
Rudy Ray Moore born March 17, 1937 in Fort Smith, Arkansas recorded some songs for Federal Records in the early 1950s. The most famous of these recording sessions is "Step it up and go." Although Moore's singing career didn't hit the big time, he did deliver some truly great soulful rock n' roll songs in a similar vein of Richard Berry. Moore moved to Los Angeles, California in 1959. Several more singles were released by various labels, including his own Vermont Records, with Moore performing either as a solo artist or with other vocal groups like The Seniors.
Rudy Ray Moore
In 1960, with The Seniors Rudy Ray Moore recorded "Hully Gully Fever (And The Flu Bug Too)" b/w "Pitter Patter Heart" On Kent records and "My Soul" on Ball. In 1961 we find the same version of "Hully Gully Fever" by The Angelenos also from los angeles. It may be possible that this is the same group with Rudy Ray Moore replaced by Bobby Lawrence...
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
The Seniors (5)
Hully Gully Fever My Soul
Pitter Patter Heart
Hully Gully Fever Don't Cry Baby
As Long As I Have You Come On Baby
Howard Guyton & Derek Martin
The Top Notes (2) (Detroit)
1960 - Wonderful Time / Walkin' With Love (Atlantic 2066)
1960 - Say Yes / Warm Your Heart (Atlantic 2080)
1961 - Hearts Of Stone / The Basic Things (Atlantic 2097)
1961 - Always Late (Why Lead Me On) / Twist And Shout (Atlantic 2115)
1962 - Wait For Me, Baby / Come Back, Cleopatra (Festival 1021)
1963 - It's All Right / I Love You So Much (ABC 10399)
The Top Notes was a rhythm and blues vocal group, centered around the singers Derek Martin and Howard Guyton. They released a number of singles in the early 1960s, amongst which was the first recording of "Twist and Shout". Derek Don Martin (also known as "Derek Ray") was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 2, 1938. He began his professional career at the age of 17 when he joined Duke Ellington as a vocalist. Howard "Howie" Guyton (also known as "Guy Howard") was born c. 1938. He was a cousin of Dave "Baby" Cortez, who performed with Guyton and Martin in The Pearls.
Despite being primarily a vehicle for Martin and Guyton, other members of The Top Notes included George Wilson Torrence Jr. (who later became a pastor in Duncan, Oklahoma) and singers known as Roy and Johnny. When the group changed record labels in 1961, the lineup consisted solely of Martin and Guyton, who subsequently hired Barbara Wells, Dionne Warwick and Rosco King, a bassist who had previously sung with them in The Five Pearls. The group was formed from members of Martin and Guyton's previous bands, known at various times as The Five Pearls, The Sheiks, The Pearls, and Howie and the Sapphires. The Top Notes signed to Atlantic Records in 1960,releasing two singles "A Wonderful Time" (b/w "Walkin' with Love") and "Say Man" (b/w "Warm Your Heart")—the same year.
In 1961 the group recorded the single "Hearts of Stone" (b/w "The Basic Things") under the direction of Phil Spector, with King Curtis on saxophone. The second single that year was the first recorded version of Phil Medley and Bert Berns's "Twist and Shout", which was also produced by Spector. Recorded at Atlantic Studios on February 23, 1961, Martin and Guyton were accompanied by an orchestra conducted and arranged by Teddy Randazzo, which included (among others) King Curtis on tenor saxophone, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, and Panama Francis and Gary Chester on percussion and drums respectively.Further accompaniment came from a 10-piece string ensemble and vocals from The Cookies. In 1962, the group released "Wait for Me Baby" (b/w "Come Back Cleopatra) on Festival Records, before their final single, "I Love You So Much" (b/w "It's Alright") was released through ABC-Paramount Records in 1963.
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
Walkin' With Love Say Yes
The Basic Things Always Late (Why Lead Me On)
Twist And Shout Come Back, Cleopatra
Wait For Me, Baby I Love You So Much
It's All Right Wonderful Time
Warm Your Heart Hearts Of Stone
The Enchanters (3) (Brooklyn, NY)
Joe Mano (Lead Tenor)
John Ianoni (Lead Baritone)
Larry Fawcette (Baritone)
Mike Seltzer (Second Tenor)
Mickey Dabulis (Tenor/Bass)
1961 - I Lied to My Heart / Talk While You Walk (Musitron 1072)
1963 - Oh Rose Marie / Bewildered (1562/1563)
The Late 50s saw the rise of white doo wops groups and one of the hotbeds of this movement was the Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn. Bushwick was a mixed neighbourhood and the white street corner singers there picked up the style of their black friends. The groups were friendly towards each other, united by a love of the music, and members frequently moved from group to group. The main goal was a recording deal and a few made the grade. After plotting their vocal skills at the Friday night dances at St Michaels Catholic Church, the enchanters got the chance to follow their friends the Fascinators, Marvels, and clusters with a record of their own in early 1961. "I Lied to My Heart" was a big local hit and made it into the hot 100 in March. It only spent a couple of weeks on the national chart, but it got the group a lot of work on stage. Their second and last release "Oh Rose Marie", didn’t do as well on the minuscule JJ&M label and the group slowly faded away. The group is composed by Joe Mano (Lead Tenor), John Ianoni (Lead Baritone), Larry Fawcette (Baritone), Mike Seltzer (Second Tenor) and Mickey Dabulis (Tenor/Bass).
I Lied to My Heart Talk While You Walk
Oh Rose Marie Bewildered
The Tren-Dells (Louisville, Kentucky)
aka The Trend-Els
Johnny Hourigan (Lead)
Joe Bergman (Tenor)
William Summitt (Baritone)
Bill Mathley (Bass)
1961 - I'm So Young / Don't You Hear Me Calling Baby (Tilt 779)
1962 - I Miss You So / Moments Like This (Tilt 788)
1962 - Tough Litthe Buggy / Hey Da-Da-Dow (Jam 111)
1962 - Nite Owl / Hully Gully Jones (Capitol 4852/Jam 1100)
1963 - Ain't That Funny / Mr. Doughnut Man (Sound 7 Stage 2508)
1964 - I'll Be There / Everyday (Southtown 22001)
1965 - Sha-La-Lah-La / Sweets For My Sweet (Boss 9916)
1967 - Love / It's So Right (Boss 9919)
1967 - That's My Desire / Let's go Steady For The Summer (Boss 9921)
1962 - Hey Little Sheila (Tilt)
1962 - I Love You (Tilt)
1962 - Look at Me (Tilt)
1983 ?- Drive-In Dreamin' (Bridges 2705)
Rock & Roll will stand / Cherie Pie / Tonight / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin / Under The Boardwalk / Shout / Let The Good Time Roll / Tears On My Pillow / Blue Moon / Ooh, Baby Baby / Chain Gang / For Your Precious Love
Members of the Tren-Dells are Johnny Hourigan, Lead Vocal; Joe Bergman, Tenor; Bill Summitt, Baritone, replaced by Jim Settle ;61, replaced by Charlie Schuck ;65; Bill Mathley, Bass. They began their careers calling themselves the Four Frantics. They traveled and performed regularly with the Carnations and Paul Penny.
1962, The Tren-Dells : Johnny Hourigan, Joe Bergman, Jim Settle, Bill Mathley
Their first release, “Don’t You Hear Me Calling Baby” went to number 2 on WKLO. The flip side of this single, “I’m So Young”, featured Paul Penny. The Tren-Dells had the most charted local singles during the fifties and sixties. They had seven songs on the charts during that time. In September, 1962, the Tren-Dells released their biggest success, “Nite Owl”, which went to number 3 on WKLO and number 2 on WAKY.
1959, The Tren-Dells, the Carnations & Paul Penny
When it became a regional hit on the Jam label, it was released nationally on Capitol. While the Tren-Dells were under contract with Capitol, part of the group along with several other local artists were used in a studio group for one release, “I’m Not Going To Work Today”.
In the mid-sixties, the Tren-Dells recorded, “It’s So Right”, a song written by a young unknown studio artist they were working with at the time. This young man was Charlie Daniels. The Tren-Dells were together from 1960 to 1972. After the group had disbanded, Johnny Hourigan spent two or three years as a studio singer, performing on many recording sessions at Allen-Martin Studios.
1965, The Tren-Dells : Charlie Schuck, Joe Bergman, Bill Mathley
Johnny joined the Sultans around 1975. Jim Settle had gone onto become a part of Soul, Inc. and Elysian Field. In 1983, there is a group performing in and around the Lexington, Kentucky area called the Tren-Dells. The only original member with this group is Charlie Schuck .
Moments Like This I Miss You So I'm So Young
Don't You Hear Me Calling Baby Hey Da-Da-Dow Tough Litthe Buggy
Hully Gully Jones Nite Owl Ain't That Funny
Mr. Doughnut Man I'll Be There That's My Desire
Let's Go Steady For The Summer
The Kampus Kids - From top : Jay Stewart, Jerry Nolan & Rick Palmer
The Kampus Kids (East Liverpool, Ohio)
aka Rick & The Legends (4)
aka Riki & The Rikatones
Rick Palmer (Guitar / Lead Vocal)
Jerry Nolan (Rhythm Guitar / Vocal)
Jay Stewart (Guitar Bass / Vocal)
1958 - You Threw A Dart / My Greatest Wish (Carlton 491)
The Kampus Kids
1960 - Leave Me Alone / Mr Rainbow Man (Ensign 5000)
Riki & The Rikatones
1960 - Whiphash / T.N.T. (Manhattan 201)
Rick & The Legends (4)
1963 - The Diary Of A Teenage Bride / All Of Your Love (JD 155)
1965 - I Wonder Why / Leave Me Alone (JD 162)
1966 - I Wonder Why / Love Me Like I Know You Can (UA 5093)
Originally from East Liverpool, Ohio, the group begin in 1958 as The Teen-Kings, a musical group comprised of Rick Palmer, Bill Pipes, Don Hay and Jerry Nolan. In November 1958, Rick Palmer recorded "You Threw a Dart" b/w "My Greatest Wish" released On Carlton records.In 1959 Rick Palmer on lead vocal and lead guitar teamed up Jerry Nolan on rhythm guitar and vocal and Jay Stewart on bass and vocal. Their current manager sold their contract to Buck Ram. As Their new manager, Buck provided the group with "Mr. Rainbow Man" and "Leave Me Alone" released on on the new Ensign label (Antler’s subsid) as the The Kampus Kids. The single made it all the way into the top five on radio station WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia. Even though the song was extremely popular regionally it failed to achieve success nationally.
clockwise from top left: Jean Palmer, Buzzy Rose, Jerry Nolan and Rick Palmer
After several ups and downs they moved to Cleveland Ohio where their manager had a "You Write 'Em and I'll Record 'Em" business for songwriters who wanted to hear their songs recorded. They were his house band and some of the recordings they made for him were released on his Manhattan label as Riki & The Rikatones, two Rockabilly "Whiphash" and "T.N.T.". In 1962 Buzzy Rose joined Rick Palmer and Jerry Nolan as their drummer and added Rick'sister Jean (keyboards & vocals). They call themselves The Coachmen and changed to Rick & The Legends. Soon they cut their first record on the JD label "The Diary Of A Teenage Bride" b/w "All Of Your Love". The next record was "I Wonder Why" b/w "Leave Me Alone". Then United artists cut "I Wonder Why" and a new song Rick wrote, "Love Me Like I Know You Can".
The Kampus Kids
Mr Rainbow Man Leave Me Alone
Rick & The Legends (4)
The Diary Of A Teenage Bride All Of Your Love
I Wonder Why Love Me Like I Know You Can
You Threw A Dart
Riki & The Rikatones
Whiphash (Rockabilly) T.N.T. (Rockabilly)