• The Royaltones (Brooklyn, New-York)

    Personnel :

    Eddie “Puddin'” Carson (Lead)

    Rennie Davis (First Tenor)

    Richard “Ricky” Williams (Bass)

    James “Skippy” Ifill (Second Tenor)

    Thomas  Davis (Baritone)


    Discography :

    The Royaltones

    Singles :
    1956 - Crazy Love / Never Let Me Go (Old Town 1018)
    1956 - Latin Love / Hey Norman!  (Old Town 1028)

    Unreleased :
    1956 - I Give You My Word (Old Town)
    1956 - Hong Kong Jelly Wong (Old Town)
    1956 - Do You Remember (Old Town)
    1956 - A Castle In The Sky (Old Town)

    Ruth McFadden & The Royaltones
    1956 - Two In Love  / You For Me (Ruth McFadden) (Old Town 1020)


    Biography :

    The Royaltones started singing as the Barons in 1953. After Performing at local parties and clubs during summer 1955,"Puddin" Carson joined as lead and changed their name to the Royaltones. They taped a few songs to take with them to Manhattan. Their first stop was the Old Town facility : they didn't have to look any further.

    Ruth McFadden                                                                                                          

    In November 1955 they cut four sides for Old Town, including their first release, " Crazy Love." That same day, Ruth McFadden was recording 'Two in Love." The Royaltones backed McFadden on this tune.  "Crazy Love" sold well in New York . Right away, they signed to do the Alan Freed show at the Brooklyn Paramount. The headliners were Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, the Platters, the Flamingos, the Solitaires, the Cleftones, the Willows, Fats Domino, the Valentines, Ruth McFadden, and many more. 

                                                                                              Alan Freed

    Several months later they went back to the studio to record again.  Due to a dispute over royalties, the last four cuts recorded were never released. Following a year of inactivity, they broke up. They blame their failure on Old Town's Weiss brothers.


    Songs :

    The Royaltones

    Crazy Love                      Never Let Me Go                       Latin Love

    Hey Norman!                      I Give You My Word              Hong Kong Jelly Wong

    Crazy Love  (unreleased alternate take)

    Ruth Mc Fadden & The Royaltones

    Two In Love (With Only One Heart) / You For Me









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