• The Philadelphians

    The Philadelphians

    The Philadelphians (Philadelphia, Pa)





    Personnel :

    Big John Bowie (Lead)

    Frank Gordon (Bass)

    Sam (Second Tenor)

    Eddie (First Tenor)

    Gino (Baritone)




    Discography :

    The Philadelphians
    1961 - The Love That I Lost / Dear (Campus 101)
    1962 - Coming Home To You / Church Bells (Campus 103)
    1962 - The Vow / I Missed Her (Cameo 116)

    Big John & The Philadelphians
    1963 - My Love, My Love / Cleo's Theme (by Vince Monata & His Orchestra)  (Guyden 2093)





    Biography :


    The Philadelphians were a Philadelphia R&B male harmony group of the late fifties and early sixties. The Philadelphians used to rehearse at The Community Center located at 10th and Thompson Sts. of The Cambria Hgts. projects. Members of The Philadelphians were Big John as lead, Frank Gordon as bass, Sam as second tenor, Eddie as first tenor and Gino as baritone singer.

    The Philadelphians     The Philadelphians

    They were produced by Steve Schulman on Campus Records. They cut two singles for the label "The Love That I Lost" b/w "Dear" May 1961 (Campus 101) and "Coming Home To You" b/w "Church Bells" Feb 1962 (Campus 103). In 1962, they cut a third single for Cameo, a major American Philadelphia-based record labels:  "The Vow" b/w "I Missed Her"

    The Philadelphians

    Their last single was recorded in 1963 for Jamie-Guyden "My Love,  My Love" as Big John & The Philadelphians. The group broke up, But Big john bowie continue to perform on stage for several years with an instrumental group also called the Philadelphians. John Bowie also had releases on Merben Records in 1966 and Phil-LA of Soul Records the next year.






    Songs :


    The Philadelphians

      
    Dear / The Love That I Lost               Coming Home To You

      
    Church Bells                       The Vow / I Missed Her



    Big John & The Philadelphians


    My Love, My Love











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