• The Enchanters (2)



    The Enchanters (2) ( Detroit, Michigan)




    Personnel:

    Alton "Bart" Hollowell (Lead)

    Gerald Hollowell (Tenor)

    Ulysses Hollowell (Tenor)

    Tommy Wade (Tenor)

    Jack Thomas (Baritone)



    Discography :

    Singles :
    1956 - True Love Gone / Wait A Minutes Baby(Mercer 992/Coral 61756)
    1956 - Spellbound By The Moon / Know It All (Stardust 102)
    1957 - There Goes (A pretty Girl) / Fan Me, Baby(Coral 61832)
    1957 - Mambo Santa Mambo / Bottle Up And Go(Coral 61916)
    1963 - True Love Gone / The Day(Coral 62373)
    1963 - True Love gone / There Goes (A pretty Girl)(Coral 65610)

    Unreleased:
    N/A - One Hand, One Heart (Coral)
    N/A - Whoa Mabel  (Coral)
    N/A - Lovin' And Jivin' (Coral)




    Biography :

    The Enchanters who perform "True Love Gone" on Coral records were another of the 1950's gospel groups that made the shift to R&B. As gospel singers they were known as the Hollowell Brothers.  While on tour in 1956 , Duke Ellington discovered the Enchanters in Detroit , Michigan. 

       
                                                                                        Alton "Bart" Hollowell

    Duke was so impressed with them  that he pressed a few of their tunes (True Love Gone / Wait a minutes baby) on the Mercer label and distributed to local DJs. The name of that label was Mercer ( his brother’s name).

       

    A Great R&B  group which included the Hollowell brothers and Tommy Wade, their recordings were never given much air time outside Detroit . During the summer of 1957, Alton "Bart" Hollowell  replaced  Frank Holt in the Falcons.

     


    Songs :

           
    Spellbound By The Moon       Mambo Santa Mambo        Fan Me, Baby

       
    True Love Gone                      Wait A Minutes Baby

       
    There Goes (A pretty Girl)             Whoa Mabel


     

     

     

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