• The Cameos (4)


    The Cameos (4) (Coraopolis, Pa.)

     


    Personnel :

    Donald Carter (Lead)

    Dorlan Nelson (First Tenor)

    Fred Wynn (Second Tenor)

    Bernard Spencer (Baritone)

    Alex Spencer (Bass)

     


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1960 - I Remember When / We'll Still Be Together (Matador 1808)
    1960 - Never Before / Canadian Sunset (Matador 1813)
    1963 - Can You Remember / He (Gigi 100)
     

    Unreleased :
    1960 - Wondering (Matador)

    1960 - We Were Young (Matador)

    1960 - Broken Hearted Limbo Guy (Matador)




    Biography :

    The Cameos were from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. They were put together by songwriter/arranger Bob Vogelsberger. He assembled the Cameos after auditioning groups to sing his material. The band was made up of Donald Carter, Dorlan Nelson, Fred Wynn, Bernard Spencer and Brother Alex Spencer . A New record company had just been formed in Pittsburgh by Walter Meyers under The name of Matador. In the early month of 1960, the Cameos were signed to record four sides for the company.

      

     "I Remember When" immediately took off in the Pittsburgh area upon its release in June, 1960. The song was a fairly decent hit in the Pittsburgh Area, but did nothing nationally with the exception of Chicago. "I Remember When" put the Cameos on the road doing one-nighters all over the Pittsburgh area. The Cameos made appearances with local favorites such as the Dell Vikings and Skyliners. In the latter part of 1960, "Never Before" and "Canadian Sunset" was released. The record did fairly well but did not equal the popularity of "I Remember When".


    Dorlan Nelson, Bernard Spencer, Donald Carter, Fred Wynn and Alex Spencer

    The Cameos were making personal appearances into 1961, but due to some unfortunate circumstances, the group abruptly disbanded. Alex and Bernard Spencer joined by Edmund Luton and Earl Littlejohn, formed another group who had also been going under the name of the Cameos. This new group of Cameos was recorded by record producer Jules Kruspir. The new Cameos cut "Can You Remember" and "He" for the Gigi Label.




    Songs :
    updated by Hans-Joachim

     
         
    I Remember When             We'll Still Be Together              Never Before

      
    Canadian Sunset               Can You Remember / He 

    Broken Hearted Limbo Guy / We Were Young / Wondering





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