The Starfires (1) (Washington, D.C.)

    Personnel :

    James Leon Diggs

    Richard Dunbar

    Discography :

    1958 - I Have Someone / Three Roses (Decca 30730)

    1959 - Tomorrow / Love Is Here To Stay (Decca 30916)


    Biography :

    The Starfires formed while in high school in Washington, D.C., but didn't record until after graduation. James Leon Diggs, Richard Dunbar, and unknown members caught a break, or so they thought, when they landed a contract with Decca Records.


    Lauded around the District area, now they could add recording artists to their resume. "I Have Someone" b/w "Three Roses" in 1958 caught some hometown love, but it was nothing special and hardly improved the quality of gigs they were doing. Decca stuck with them for one more release, but "Love Is Here to Stay" b/w "Tomorrow," didn't fly either, and the group slowly disbanded to pursue other avenues.

    the Knight Brothers

    Diggs joined the Carltons for a few releases on Argo Records, a subsidiary of Chess; while still with the Carltons, he later reunited with Dunbar to form the Knight Brothers for a series of singles on Checker and Mercury records that resulted in one lone but glorious hit, "Temptation Bout to Get Me," in 1965.
    Andrew Hamilton, Rovi

    Songs :

    I Have Someone                                Love Is Here To Stay

    Tomorrow                                      Three Roses



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