• The Salems

    The Salems (Brooklyn, New York)


    Personnel :

    Jimmy Vinson (Lead)

    Billy Vinson

    John G.


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1961 - My Precious Love / I'll Still Go On Loving You (Mercury 71754)
    1961 - Maria / O'l Man River (Epic 9480)
    1961 - Dream Alone (Mercury)


    Biography :

    Vocal group from Brooklyn composed by Jimmy Vinson, Billy Vinson and friend John G.... Jimmy Vinson and Billy Vinson wrote "My Precious Love" and Jimmy wrote "I'll Still Go On Loving You". The group known as the Salems recorded the two songs backed by two girls - Brenda Smith & Betty Jean Smith. The single released in January 1961 by Mercury Records will have a small success locally. This recognition will allow them to release a new single on Epic by taking up "Maria", one of the West Side Story's best songs.


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

          My Precious Love                       I'll Still Go On Loving You

    Maria / Ol' Man River                          Dream Alone     

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