• The Rajahs aka The Nutmegs aka The Lyres

    The Rajahs (New Haven, Conn.)
    aka The Nutmegs aka The Lyres



    Personnel :

    Leroy Griffin (Lead)

    "Sonny" Washburn (First Tenor)

    Eddie Martin (Second Tenor)

    "Sonny" Griffin (Baritone)

    Leroy McNeil (Bass)


    Discography :

    1957 - Shifting Sands / I Feel in love (Klik 7805)
    1973 - Rose Ann (a capella) / You're Crying (a capella) (Klik 1019)
    1973 - Story to you (a capella) / I Love You so (The Five Satins) (Klik 1020)

    Unreleased :
    1958 - Help Me (Demo)

    Biography :

    In 1956, The Nutmegs returned home to New Haven, Connecticut, after a disagreement with Alan Freed, who accused them of including obscenities in their act. Billy Emery, who was with the group prior to recording, left to marry and Tyson left to concentrate on his first love, Gospel.

                                                                             The Nutmegs

    The Griffins and McNeil remained and were joined by Washburn from the Five Dukes on Atlas and Eddie Martin from the Five Satins. To Avoid contractual problems, they changer their name to the Rajahs.


    Songs :

    Shifting Sands                       I Feel in love

    Rose Ann                             You're Crying


    Cds :





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