• The Cats aka Gene & Billy

     The Cats (Santa Monica, CA)
    aka Gene & Billy

    Personnel :

    Gene Ford

    Billy Boyd

    Discography :

    The Cats
    1955 - Get Gone / You're So Nice (Federal 12238)
    1955 - I Don't Care No More / After I Gave You My Heart (Federal 12438)

    Gene & Billy
    1955 - Zerlene / It's Hot / (Spark 120)
    1955 - Zerlene / The Whip (Billy & Billygoats) (Loma 702)

    Biography :

    R&B duo Gene & Billy teamed singers Gene Ford and Billy Boyd, who first began collaborating as lead singer & member of the Santa Monica vocal quartet the Chanters along with Alan Boyd (Billy's brother) and  Ethel Brown .


    When the group broke up, Gene & Billy cut "Zerlene " "It's Hot" in 1955 on the short lived Spark label. Spark Records was the brainchild of the clever Jerry Leiber and the gutsy Mike Stoller.


    The Same year, Gene & Billy cut two Singles for Federal, King Record's subsidiary, under the name of the Cats.

    Songs :

    The Cats
    I Don't Care No More                  Get Gone

    After I Gave You My Heart        You're So Nice

    Gene & Billy
    Zerlene                                      It's Hot




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