The Maharajahs (Los Angeles)
Douglas T. Baker (lead)
Leo Alexander (Tenor)
Leroy Sanders (Bass)
1958 - I Do Believe / Why Don't You Answer (Flip 332)
1958 - Sweet Loretta / Oh Shirley (Flip 335)
Back in those days there were a lot of names from Arab culture Turks, Rahjahs, Turbans, Sheiks etc. and in 1958, the Maharajahs arrived from Los Angeles and recorded four pretty songs, probably during the same session, for Max Feirtag's Flip label. Max Feirtag's Los Angeles based Flip label started out in early 1955 and had a strong series of singles releases throughout the rest of the 50s.
Slowing down in the early 60s and finally petering out in 1965. The four songs were all written by two of the band members, Douglas T. Baker (lead) and Leo Alexander (Tenor). The other members consisted of Hardy Johnson, James ? and the bass was Leroy Sanders who'd been in the Maharajahs, the Cubans, the Upfronts, and Little Caesar & Romans. The label will release both records in March 1958, and the second just a few months later.
I Do Believe Why Don't You Answer
Sweet Loretta Oh Shirley
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