• Eddie & the Starlites (2) Eddie & The Starlites (2) (Brooklyn, New-York)
    aka The Whippoorwills (2)       Ref : The Starlites (1)


    Personnel :

    Eddie Jenkins (Lead)

    Robert Honey

    Teddy Odes

    Vel Miller

    Archie Price


    Discography :

    Eddie & The Starlites (2)

    1959 - To Make A Long Story Short / Pretty Little Girl (Scepter 1202)
    1963 - Come On Home / I Need Some Money (Aljon 1260/1261)
    1972 - Three Steps To Go / Nobody But You And Me (Bim Bam Boom 102)
    1973 - I Can Dream / You Told Me So (Vintage 1004) 

    1959 - I Love You (Scepter)
    1960 - Come On Home (alt. version)

    Lp :
    1964 - Al Browne Presents Dyno Sounds (Moon AB 1)
    To Make A Long Story Short

    Eddie & the Starlites (2) 


    The Whippoorwills (2)
    1961 - Deep Within / Going To A Party (Josie 892)

    Biography :

     In 1955 Keyes joined a vocal group dubbed the Starlites with Cliff Rice, Sony Eugene, Charlie Saunders & Vic Rice. The Starlites earned a record deal with Al Browne and his tiny Peak label as a result of winning a local talent contest. Their single "Missing You" went nowhere, and in 1958 he joined the Velours, which cut several singles for the Cub label. Al Browne had several different groups which he called the Starlites. The story of Scepter Records starts with Florence Greenberg, who was a thirty-something housewife in the New Jersey suburbs of New York in the mid-1950s.  The first single on the label (Scepter 1201) was "Why Why Why"/"Ugly Duckling" by Don Crawford & the Escorts.

    Eddie & the Starlites (2)
    Al Browne (Piano) with his band

    When Al was producing for the Scepter Label on some early releases, he took the Starlites with him.  Here, They became Eddie & Starlites for their release in Late December 1958 - cut in October at a split session with the Criterions/Kents. At that time the group has been much change members, completely different than the group on Peak and consists of Eddie Jenkins, Robert Honey, Teddy Odes, Vel Miller and Archie Price. Al Browne must have recorded them many times, because of the material that appeared years later on various labels. He Used "Three Steps To Heaven" on his "Dyno Sounds" Moon LP. Five years later, the group’s next record was issued on Al’s reactivated Aljon Label.

    Eddie & The Starlites (2)    Eddie & The Starlites (2)

    The group made appearances at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre with Murray the K, with Alan Freed at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, the world famous Apollo theater, the Majestic Theatre in Pennsylvania, the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, and the Uptown Theatre in Pennsylvania. They have made numerous tours arounds the country. In 1961, not seeing their careers take off, lead singer, Eddie Jenkins and Robert Honey and probably the other members of the group recorded as The Whippoorwills for Josie records the titles "Deep Within" (wrote by Eddie Jenkins and Robert Honey) and "Going To A Party ".


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim)

    Eddie & The Starlites (2)

    To Make A Long Story Short          Pretty Little Girl              Come On Home

    I Can Dream                      I Love You                 Come On Home (alt. version)

    I Need Some Money        Nobody But You And Me / Three Steps To Go     You Told Me So

    The Whippoorwills (2)

       Deep Within                                   Going To A Party



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