• The Glowtones

    The Glowtones
    Glowtones with Cab Calloway : Henry Fisher, Landon Hill, Lewis Johnson, James Watkin  and Robert Santiago

    The Glowtones (McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey)


    Personnel :

    Henry Fisher

    Landon Hill

    Lewis Johnson

    James Watkins

    Robert "Rigo" Santiago


    Discography :

    1957 - The Girl I Love / Ping Pong (East West 101)


    Biography :

    The Glowtone started, in 1957 at McGuire Air Force Base, near Trenton, New Jersey. They are composed by: Henry Fisher (from Washington, D.C.), Landon Hill (Norfolk, VA), Lewis Johnson (Philadelphia), James Watkins (Martinsville, VA), and Robert Santiago (Manhattan). In 1957, they awarded a professional recording contract with Atlantic Records. East-West 101 Their only Atlantic session took place on August 15, 1957, resulting in two songs: "The Girl I Love" and "Ping Pong",

    The Glowtones  
    At The Apollo                                                                                                                  

    They  were issued simultaneously on both Atlantic and its brand-new East-West subsidiary in September 1957. Soon after the session, one member was discharged from the Air Force. Robert  Santiago had a friend whom he'd known since childhood: Eddie Quinones, from the Dovers and the Vocaltones, Brought into the Glowtones. At the Apollo They did manage to spend a week at the Apollo Theater, beginning on December 13, 1957. Then, as soon as they were ready to do another session, the Air Force started shipping the guys all over the globe.


    Songs :

    The Girl I Love                                      Ping Pong



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