• The Rivals (1) (Camden, N.J.)

    Personnel :

    Johnny Smith (Lead)

    Chandler Tribble (First Tenor)

    Booker T. Weeks (Second Tenor)

    Alfred Gaitwood (Bass)

    Discography :

    1950 - Rival Blues / Don't Say You're Sorry (Apollo 1166)

    Biography :

    The Group formed in Camden, N.J., in 1946 with Johnny Smith (Lead), Chandler Tribble (First Tenor), Booker T. Weeks (Second Tenor), and Alfred Gaitwood (bass) as the International Clavichords. They appear on the "Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts" and changed their name to the Rivals.

    Ira Mumford, Eugene's Brother, later sang bass for this group.
    The group only recorded one single in the summer of 1950, "Don't Say Your Sorry Again" and "Rival Blues".

    Despite the fact that they had only one disc, they had a very active career doing club dates and live appearances.

    Their Songs :

    Rival Blues                            Don't Say You're Sorry


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