• The El-Lanos


    The El-Lanos (New Haven, Conn.)
    aka The Five Chestnuts
    aka The Chestnuts (2)

    Personnel :

    Ruby Whittaker (Lead)

    Lyman Hopkins (First tenor)

    Frank Hopkins (Second Tenor)

    Jimmy Curtis  (Baritone)

    Reuben White (Bass)

    Discography :

    1989 - I Wonder Why / In Mexico (Crescent 200)

    Biography :

    "I Wonder Why" b/w " In Mexico" was an unreleased acetate who Stevie Dunham  purchased in New Haven, CT, in 1988. Probably recorded in 1956-57. It is speculated this group was the Five Chestnuts (Chestnuts) from New Haven, CT. Stevie Dunham's partners at the time did not want to use the Five Chestnuts on the issue of this 45  and left it up to steve to put a name to an acetate that only listed song titles but no group name. So he christened it The El-Lanos. The record was released on Crescent, in July of 1989.

    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    I Wonder Why / In Mexico



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