The Dappers (2) aka The Four Buddies (1) aka The Buddies (2)
The Dappers (2) (New York)
aka The Four Buddies (1) aka The Buddies (2)
Larry Harrison (Lead)
Gregory Carroll (Tenor)
Leonard "Zeke" Puzey (Baritone)
Jerome Robinson (Bass)
1956 - Unwanted Love / That's All, That's All, That's All (Groove 4G-0156)
1956 - Bop Bop Bu / How I Need You Baby (Rainbow 373)
After the Four Buddies split, Gregory Carroll signed on with the Orioles in the spring of 1953. In 1955, Carroll reunited with fellow Four Buddies alum Larry Harrison to form the Dappers, recruiting baritone Zeke Puzey and bass Jerome Robinson to complete the lineup.
The Four Buddies with Larry Harrison & Gregory Carroll
In early 1956, the quartet signed to RCA to cut a single, "Unwanted Love," but the Dappers split even before the record was released on the label's Groove subsidiary. Carroll quickly set about assembling a new Dappers lineup, first enlisting bass/baritone Al Showell and then luring soprano Pat Williams and alto Joy Wright from the Sweethearts.
Puzey also returned to duty in time for the Dappers' first session for the Rainbow label. "Bop Bop Bu" hit retail in late 1956, but Rainbow's financial problems conspired to squash any planned promotion and the record went nowhere.
Paste Up Picture :Harrison, Carroll, Puzey
The Dappers nevertheless toured across the East Coast, even making a handful of television appearances before Wright's pregnancy forced her to resign.
That's All, That's All, That's All Unwanted Love
Bop Bop Bu How I Need You Baby
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