• The Imperials (2) aka The Gaylords

    The Gaylords aka The Imperials (2)

    The Imperials (2) (Newark, New Jersey)
    aka The Gaylords

    Maybe The Ambassadors (1)


    Personnel :

    George Copes

    Rudy Copes

    James Morris

    Earl Thomas

    Louis Van Dyke

    Discography :

    The Gaylords
    1953 - Get Mad, Baby / Go On, Baby (Savoy 852)

    The Imperials (2)
    1953 - My Darling / You Should Have Told Me (Savoy 1104)
    1954 - Why Did You Leave Me / Hard Workin' Woman (Derby 858)

     The Ambassadors (1)
    Single :
    1954 - Darling I'm Sorry (I Made You Cry) / Willa Bea (Timely 1001)
    Unreleased :
    1954 - Calling For love  (Timely)
    1954 - Moanin'  (Timely)


    Biography :

    Vocal group from Newark, New Jersey, The Gaylords consisted of George Copes, Rudy Copes, James Morris, Earl Thomas, Louis Van Dyke. May 23, 1952, the group recorded four sides in the same session : "Get Mad Baby","Go On Baby", "My Darling" and "You Should Have Told Me". Savoy released "Get Mad Baby" b/w "Go On Baby" as the Gaylords (# 852).

    The Gaylords aka The Imperials (2)    The Gaylords aka The Imperials (2)

    Because there was a pop group at mercury also called the Gaylords, Savoy changed this group's name to the Imperials and released " My Darling" b/w "You Should Have Told Me". The same Imperials, in July 1954, had a release on Derby (# 858): "Why Did You Leave Me" b/w "Hard Workin' Woman". Louis Van Dyke was part of the Ambassadors  that recorded for Timely in Sept '53, maybe the imperials became the Ambassadors…???


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Gaylords

           Go On, Baby                                  Get Mad, Baby      

    The Imperials (2)

                  My Darling                           You Should Have Told Me

    Why Did You Leave Me                    Hard Workin' Woman

    The Ambassadors (1)

    Willa Bea  / Darling I'm Sorry.....                       Calling For love       



  • Comments

    Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 18:06

    "Get Mad Baby" is actually "Get Mad, Baby" and "Go On Baby" is "Go On, Baby".

    Gaylords - Get Mad, Baby (Savoy 852) 1952


    "Darling I'm Sorry" by The Ambassadors is actually "Darling, I'm Sorry (I Made You Cry)".


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