• The Peppers (3) aka The Flares


    The Peppers (3) (Los Angeles)
    aka The Flares


    Personnel :

    Willie Davis(Tenor)

    Aaron Collins(Tenor)

    Thomas Miller (Baritone)

    Randy Jones(Bass)

    Discography :

    1961 - One More Chance / A Place In My Heart (Ensign 1706)
    1961 - All I Ask Of You (Ensign) (Unreleased)
    1963 - It Wouldn't Be The Same / Little Pieces Of Paper (Press 2809)

    Biography :

    After their last single on Modern Records, Willie Davis and Aaron Collins formed a new Cadets after Dub Jones left to become the bass of Coasters in 1958, at that time at the peak of their success. The new Cadets were Thomas Miller, baritone, and George Hollis, bass, both of the Flairs (ABC).

                                                                     (paste-up picture) Left to right : Davis, Miller, Jones, Collins

    After two singles in 1960 the Cadets (actually half Cadets, half Flairs) were ready to call it a career, but in name only; with Randolph Jones subbing for Hollis on bass, the quartet became the Peppers in 1961 singing "One More Chance" on Ensign.  In 1961, with Hollis back on bass, the group became the Flares.

    Jay Warner "American singing groups: a history from 1940s to today"


    Songs :

    All I Ask Of You                           A Place In My Heart

    One More Chance



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