• The Pyramids (1) aka The Tempo-Mentals

    The Pyramids (1) aka The Tempo-Mentals

    The Pyramids (1) (Los Angeles, CA.)
    aka The Tempo-Mentals


    Personnel :

    Sidney Correia (Lead)

    Joe Dandy

    Lionel Cobbs

    Melvin White

    Kenneth Perdue

    Tom Williams

    Discography :

    The Pyramids (1)
    1955 - Deep in My Heart for You / And I Need You (Federal 12233)

    The Tempo-Mentals
    1957 - Dearest / Burning Desire (Ebb 112)

    Biography :

    The group was formed under the leadership of Sidney  Correia. The rest of the group includes Joe Dandy, Lionel Cobbs, Melvin White, Kenneth Perdue and Tom Williams. It didn't take Federal A&R man Ralph Bass long to decide that he had a great potential recording act when he first heard the Pyramids sing in a Los Angeles night club. He got the group together in between shows and signed them to a recording contract and immediately made plans for their first recording session. The two sides of the session were "Deep in My Heart for You" and "And I Need You". With this disc the band will perform all over the region. in 1957, with almost the same members, the group changed its name and became The Tempo-Mentals. The group signs a recording contract with Ebb records and recorded two song /"Deep in My Heart for You" was reworked into "Burning Desire" and "Dearest". In, 1959 Melvin White join The Cyclones on Forward Records.

    Songs :

    The Pyramids (1)

    Deep in My Heart for You                            And I Need You    

    The Tempo-Mentals

    Burning Desire                                 Dearest


  • Comments

    doctor bop
    Friday 28th June 2019 at 15:35

    this group is sometimes listed for recording on "c note" & "Hollywood" label,it's not the same goup?tommy williams a.k.a tommy "buster" williams?Or another one?

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