• The Souveniers aka The Preludes (5) 

    The Souveniers (Harlem, New York)
    aka The Preludes (5)


    Personnel :

    Norman Solomon (Lead)

    Coleman Solomon

    Tommy Dorsey

    Little John Rogers

    Harold (Bass)


    Discography :

    The Souveniers
    1962 - I Could Have Danced All Night / It's Too Bad (Inferno 2001)

    The Preludes (5)
    1962 - That Would Be So Good / A Place For You (In My Heart)(Octavia 8008)


    Biography :

    Vocal group was from Harlem, New York included two brothers, Norman (Lead Singer) and Coleman Solomon, Tommy Dorsey, John Rogers and Harold (Bass). Joel Turnero (a DJ on Newark's WNJR and former manager of the Mello-Moods) saw them perform and became their manager. Joel Turnero and Norman Solomon wrote the very nice "It's Too Bad" that the band will record with "I Could Have Danced All Night". Both titles will be released under the small label "Inferno" owned by Joel Turnero. The same year, Joel and Norman wrote "A Place For You", and Joel "That Would Be So Good". The Souveniers recorded the two songs and the single will be released under the Octavia label, but the band's name will be changed to The Preludes. Both sides Turnero was the producer, and Larry Lucie the arranger...same as Infernos. Norman Solomon better known later as Norman Feels, an underground soul sensation in the early 1970's and his songs have been sampled by multiple rappers over the years including Schoolboy Q, French Montana, Ghostface Killah, and more.


    Songs :

    The Souveniers

                It's Too Bad                          I Could Have Danced All Night

    The Preludes (5)

        That Would Be So Good               A Place For You (In My Heart)


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