The Escos (Cincinnati, OH)
Lonnie Carter (Lead Baritone/Tenor)
Winfred Gerald (Tenor)
1959 - Chick-A-Dee / I'm Lonesome For You (Esta 100)
1960 - Diamonds And Pearls / We Dance (Federal 12380)
1961 - Golden Rule Of Love / Watcha Bet (Federal 12430)
1961 - Thank You Mr. Ballard / Yes, I Need Someone (Federal 12445)
1963 - Shame Shame Shame / That's Life (Federal 12493)
In 1959 Lonnie Carter and Winfred Gerald left the Otis Williams' Charms and started their own group, called the Escos. The others were George Carter and Wilbert Bell.
"The Escos" - formely "Impalas"???
In June 1959, they recorded "Chick-A-Dee" and "I'm Lonesome For You," which were released on Eve Dodds' Esta label (out of Hamilton, Ohio) in July. Syd Nathan (Federal label Owner, a King Records subsidiary) got the Escos to record for him. The quartet recorded a handful of singles for the Federal subsidiary label from 1960 to 1963.
Otis Williams' then transferred to OKeh Records but without success, before signing to Stop Records as a solo country artist.
(Update By Hans-Joachim)
I'm Lonesome For You Yes, I Need Someone Diamonds And Pearls
Golden Rule Of Love That's Life Watcha Bet
We Dance Shame Shame Shame Thank You Mr. Ballard
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