• The Four Stars (2)

    The Four Stars (2) (Chester, Pa)


    Personnel :

    Walter Johnson (Lead)

    Harvey Hollis (Baritone)

    James Dukes (Tenor)

    William Brown (Bass)


    Discography :

    1958 - My Sentimental Heart / The Chapel By The Sea (Kay-Y 66781)


    Biography :

    The Quartet is composed of Walter Johnson, the lead Vocalist, Harvey Hollis, Baritone, James Dukes, Tenor and William Brown, Bass. Three of The Boys, Johnson; Hollis and Brown are graduates of Chetser High School in Martinsville, Va. Walter Johnson, well know in the Chester area for his activities in choir and chorus work, tried several times without success to form a Quartet. Hollis also was interested along the same lines. The Two met while singing with the senior choir at Bethany Baptist Church, and often were teamed as a duet.


    The Search for a tenor and bass began. Dukes started rehearsing with the duos and blended well. The trio became widely know for its performances at benefits and clubs in Chester and in New Jersey. After many tryouts for a bass voice, William Brown was selected for the spot. Brown is a former member of one of the well known local religious quartet. After Months of hard work and training under the direction of Milton Harris Jr., talented young local musician, the group has reached its first success in the recording of "Chapel by The Sea" on Kay-Y Records of Chester. Al Czarenko is the Manager of the Group...


    Songs :

    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

         The Chapel By The Sea                    My Sentimental Heart   



  • Comments

    Bob Bosco
    Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 22:39

    With any luck I will be interviewing two surviving members for an article in Echoes of the Past (December 2016).  Keep an eye out for it.

    Bob Bosco
    Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 00:02

    Two members, now in their mid-eighties, are still alive and 

    well.  Bill Brown and Harvy Hollis still reside in the Chester area.  Milton Harris is also alive and kicking.  Look for their story in Echoes of the Past magazine in the winter of 2016.

    Bob Bosco
    Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 00:03

    Doing an article for the winter issue of Echoes of the Past with a new picture, this November.

    Two members ware still alive and well.

    Kimberly Brown-Carte
    Saturday 25th April 2020 at 16:25
    I am the daughter of William Brown. Due
    to illness I was not
    in attendance when you interviewed my
    Dad in Echoes of the past. Are there any copies of the record still around?
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