• The Cavaliers (2)

    The Cavaliers (2) 

    The Cavaliers (2) (Bronx, New-York)


    Personnel :

    Stephen Glaser "Scott Stevens" (Lead)

    Lloyd Needelman (First Tenor)

    John Duff (Second Tenor)

    Jackie Morgan (Baritone)

    Junie Smith (Bass)


    Discography :

    The Cavaliers (2)
    1958 - Dance Dance Dance / Play By The Rules Of Love (APT 25004)

    Scott Stevens & The Cavaliers (2)
    1959 - Sunday In May / Why Why Why (APT 25031)
    Unreleased :
    1958 - Angel
    1958 - Bench Of Love

    Scott Stevens
    1959 - I Found A Girl / I Like Girls And Girls Like Me (ABC 10-054)
    1960 - You're Only Young Once / Too Long Ago (Apt 25044)
    Unreleased :
    1960 - Power Of Love
    1960 - Loved In Vain
    1960 - I Wonder
    1960 - Gone Is My Love


    Biography :

    The group, originally known as the Satellites, first got together in the Sedgwick Community Center at the Sedgwick Housing Projects in the Bronx in 1956. Lead singer Scott Stevens (real name Steve Glaser), who also wrote most of the group's repertory, and first tenor Lloyd Needleman both attended William Howard Taft High School; while original bass vocalist Junie Smith was a school dropout, and John Duff was a student at Cardinal Hayes High School.  The group, which functioned as a quartet and a quintet at various times, reportedly made it onto Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour, where they ended up getting bounced from the competition for sounding too professional.

    The Cavaliers (2)

    With their sound, which freely mixed black and white harmony vocal influences, they were popular locally, and by 1957 events seemed to be moving the Cavaliers' way again. Following a show at the Sunnyside Ballroom in Queens, NY, they were approached by producer Ed Portnoy, who invited them to an audition. They were signed to his Ivy Records label, and they made their recording debut in early 1958. "Dance, Dance, Dance" seemed to have the potential to be another "At the Hop" with some more inventive singing and an even more rousing beat, and Portnoy sold that recording to ABC Paramount, who issued it on their APT Records imprint.

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                                                                                                            Scott Stevens

    It never charted nationally but it sold well in cities up and down the East Coast, and reportedly got the group a scheduled appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand (an appearance that was canceled, according to Glaser, over the group's mixed-race makeup). They did make it on to Alan Freed's television show on the strength of their single "Why, Why, Why," which seemed to hold a lot of promise, and Scott Stevens was interviewed by Freed. The group's history was cut short in 1958 by Stevens' decision to go solo.

    Songs :

    The Cavaliers (2)

      Dance Dance Dance                     Play By The Rules Of Love

    Scott Stevens & The Cavaliers (2)

    Sunday In May                            Why Why Why

         Angel                                        Bench Of Love

    Scott Stevens

            I Found A Girl                         You're Only Young Once

          Too Long Ago                         I Like Girls And Girls Like Me

    Gone Is My Love                          Power Of Love

    Loved In Vain                            I Wonder



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