• The Statues (Nashville, T.N.)
     (Update By Hans-Joachim)


    Personnel :

    James "Buzz" Cason (Garry Miles) (Lead)

    Hugh Jarrett

    Richard Williams


    Discography :

    The Statues
    1960 - Blue Velvet / Keep The Hall Light Burning (Liberty 55245)

    1960 - White Christmas / Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair (Liberty 55292)

    1960 - Love At First Sight  / The Ten Commandments Of Love (Liberty 55363)

    Garry Miles & The Statues
    Singles :
    1960 - Wishing well / Dream girl (Liberty 55279)
    Eps :
    1960 - "Look For A Star" (Liberty EP LSX 1005)
    Look For A Star / Wishing Well / I Miss You So / Afraid Of Love

    Garry Miles (bb The Statues)
    1960 - Look For A Star / Afraid Of Love (Liberty 55261)


    Biography :

    James "Buzz" Cason and Richard Williams first joined forces in 1955 as lead vocalist and keyboard player; respectively of the six-man Casuals, Nashville High School students all. The Band was soon one of the hottest acts of the fraternity scene and by 1957 was recording for Dot records.

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    Buzz, Marijohn Wilkin, Snuff Garrett, Richard Williams and Hugh Jarrett

    By that year's close the Casuals had signed on as regular back-up for Brenda Lee as the Casualteens, then 12 years old. In 1960 Cason cut a version of the hotly contested british song "Look for a Star", issued by Liberty as Garry Miles.


    The Statues
      Buzz, Hugh Jarrett, Dee Don and Richard Williams

    While that deck still rode the charts, Liberty released an update of Tony Bennett's 1951 hit "Blue Velvet" By the Statues, which reached #84 on the Hot 100 that August. The Group comprised Buzz Cason and Richard Williams from the Casuals & Casualteens plus Hugh Jarrett of the Jordanaires.  This flurry of chart activity coincided with Brenda Lee's self-contained show hitting the road.  Little Miss Dynamite could scarcely believe her luck; she had kicked off her tour with one support act - now she had three.


    Audiences across the Statues were treated to nightly performances by the Statues, the Casuals and Garry Miles as Cason ran himself ragged changing jackets and glasses and mussing his hair in order to appear in each of his personas. The Statues snuck out a brace of follow-ups for Liberty before calling it .


    Songs :

    The Statues

             Blue Velvet                     White Christmas                            Love At First Sight

    The Ten Commandments...      Keep The Hall Light Burning       Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair

    Garry Miles & The Statues

    Dream girl                              Look For A Star                    Afraid Of Love

    Wishing Well                            I Miss You So


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