• The Delacardos

    The Delacardos (Charlotte, NC)

    Personnel :

    Harold Ford

    Vernon Hill

    Robert Gates

    Chris Harris

    Discography :

    1959 - Letter to a Schoolgirl / I'll Never Let You Down (Elgey 1001)
    1961 - I Got It / Thing-A-Ma-Jig  (UA 276)
    1961 - Mr Dillon / Hold Back The Tears (UA 330)
    1961 - Dream Girl / I Just Want To Know (Shell 308)
    1962 - Girl-Girl / Love Is The Greatest Thing (Shell 311)
    1963 - On The Beach / Everybody's Rocking (Imperial 5992)
    1966 - She's the One I Love / Got No One (Atlantic 2368)
    1966 - I Know I'm Not Much / You Don't Have To See Me (Atlantic 2389)
    1967 - They Put A Spell On You / A Fool For You (Atlantic 2419)

    Biography :

    This United Artist recording group originated about three years ago in Charlotte, NC The group consists of nine men — four singers and five musicians. The vocalists are: Harold Ford, Vernon Hill, Robert Gates and Christoper Harris. The musicians are: Jeremiah Shepherd, Luther Maxwell,allas Steele, Timothy Donald and James Knight.

    The group was formed in their early years of high school. They were given the name "The Delacardos" by a Spanish teacher and the literal translation means "light of heart."The boys became a popular attraction at private parties and high school functions.  This led to a tour of the college circuit and various rock and roil shows.

    The Delacardos' hit disk on UA, "Hold Back the Tears," is currently making a steady climb on the Hot 100.
    (Billboard - 10 juil. 1961)


    Songs :

    Letter To A School Girl          I'll Never Let You Down         Hold Back The Tears

     I Just Want To Know           She's the One I Love                  Got No One

    I Know I'm Not Much       They Put A Spell On You             A Fool For You





  • Comments

    Friday 15th November 2019 at 10:01

    The Delacardos were a vocal and instrumental group from Charlotte NC, who formed initially at high school. They made at least nine records between 1959 and 1967, some of which received national release on major labels. Vocalists were Vernon Hill, Chris Harris, Harold Ford and Robert Gates and later George Morris. Publicity shots generally featured the vocalists only, but regular musicians included Luther Maxwell (tenor saxophone and band leader), Amos Williams (guitar), Ronnie Grier (bass), Dallas Steele (drums), Timothy Donald (baritone saxophone), and on piano and guitar, Jeremiah Shepherd and James Knight. Ronnie Grier wrote most of their sides which appeared on Atlantic. The Delacardos were managed by Will Rhyne, and newspaper reports from the early sixties indicate that they were a popular live act at high schools, rock and roll revues and on the college circuit.

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