• The Pentagons aka The Shields (2) aka The Chesterfields (3)

     

    The Pentagons (San Bernardino, Los Angeles)
    aka The Chesterfields (3) aka The Shields (2)



    Personnel :

    Josephus Jones "Joe C. Jones" (Lead)

    Otis Munson (Tenor)

    Kenneth Goodloe(Tenor)

    Ted Goodloe(Baritone)

    Carl McGinnis (Bass)

    Bill James




    Discography :

    The Pentagons
    Singles:
    1958 - It's spring again / Silly Dilly(Speciality 644)
    1960 - To be loved (forever) / Down at the beach(Fleet Int'l 100/Donna 1337)
    1961 - For a love that is mine / I like the way you look(Donna 1344)
    1961 - I wonder (if your love will ever belong to me) / She Loves Me(Jamie 1201)
    1962 - Until then / I'm in love(Jamie 1210 / Caldwell 411)
    1964 - Gonna wait for you / Forever yours(Sutter 100)
    Unreleased:
    1960 - Walking Alone (Donna)
    1962 - Help Me With My Broken Heart (Jamie)

    The Shields (2)
    1960 - You'll be coming home / The girl around the corner (Falcon 100/Trans.1013)

    The Chesterfields (3)
    1962 - You Walked Away / A Dream Is But A Dream (Philips 40060)




    Biography :

    The original Pentagons group, which was assembled in 1958, comprised the Goodloe brothers, McGinnis, plus Bill James as tenor and Johnny Torrence as lead. They recorded one unsuccessful single for Specialty Records, and then Torrence and James departed to be replaced by Jones and Munson, respectively.

       
                                                                  Johnny Torrence

    A trip to Los Angeles that same year attracted the attention of George Motola's Fleet International, a label Motola owned with Lee Silver. The group recorded a single, "You'll Be Coming Home Soon," which Motola released under the name the Shields. They were forced to change their name to the Pentagons after discovering a local act from Los Angeles had a hit that year under the same name ("You Cheated").

    In 1961 the group had a big hit with a Ken Goodloe song, 'To Be Loved (Forever)' (number 48 pop). It was released on Bob Keane's Donna label, but after one follow-up on Donna the group moved to the Jamie label.

       

    They reached the charts again during 1961 with this Goodloe composition, 'I Wonder (If Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me)' (number 84 pop). Ricky Nelson was so impressed with the song he recorded it in 1964.

       

    In 1962 the group cut two great early soul singles under the alias of the Chesterfields but with no additional hits forthcoming, the group disbanded and faded into obscurity.



    Songs :


         
    To be loved                           Until then                            I'm in love

           
    It's spring again / Silly Dilly       I wonder / She Loves Me           Forever yours

         
    Gonna wait for you             I like the way you look           For a love that is mine

         
     Down at the beach                Walking Alone         Help Me With My Broken Heart




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    Tuesday 23rd February 2010 at 21:53
    The Pentagons
    n/a - Walking Alone (Donna unreleased) 1962 - Help Me With My Broken Heart (Jamie unreleased) http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/pentagons.htm
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