The Debonaires (4)
The Debonaires (4) (Beaver Falls, PA)
Laura "Lolly" Haskins (Soprano)
Janet Haskins (Alto)
Peggy Collins (Alto)
Mildred Washington (Soprano)
1959 - Every Other Day / Jiving Guy (Maske 804)
Sister Laura "Lolly" and Janet Haskins along with Peggy Collins were choir members of the 24th Street Baptist Church. Choir participation and desire to extend their vocalizing prompted the threesome to recruit Mildred Washington - a Beaver Falls High School classmate into their no name singing group. Formed in 1957, the quartet members unanimously selected "Debonaires" as their billing.
(L to R) Laura "Lolly" Haskins, Janet Haskins & Mildred Washington (Front) Peggy Collins
The Debonaires soon became vocal favorites at Beaver Falls High assembly programs and school dances. The Group appeared at local record hops. Frequent appearances with WBVP radio personality Chuck Wilson, at this record hops, proved to be a beneficial conductor to a recording contract. Wilson was a prominent influential Disc Jockey who had a keen ability to recognize talent. An audition was arranged with a representative of Maske records in Philadelphia. "Every Other Day" b/w "Jiving Guy" was issued as Maske 804 sometime during either October or November 1959.
Every Other Day Jivin Guy
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