The Sheiks (1)
The Sheiks (1) (Norfolk, Virginie)
Kenneth Kimball (Lead)
Horace Jenkins (Second Tenor)
1954 - Give Me Another Chance / Baby Don't You Cry (EF-N-DE 1000)
1954 - Walk That Walk / The Kissing Song (Cat 116)
1961 - What I'd Do For Your Love / Why Should I Dance (Legrand 1013)
1962 - Cocoanut Woman / Twist That Twist (Legrand 1016)
The Sheiks (aka the Five Sheiks) of Norfolk, VA were an R&B harmony vocal group, originally called the Five Pearls. In 1954, the quintet -- consisting at that time of Kenneth Kimball, Johnny Wilson, Horace Jenkins, William Collins, and Alton Parker -- crossed paths with aspiring producer Frank Guida, who had lately relocated to Norfolk from New York City.
Producer Frank Guida
He liked their sound enough to set up a recording session at a local radio station, which yielded a pair of songs, "Give Me Another Chance" and "Baby Don't You Cry," released as the Five Sheiks but label pics say Sheiks only. As it turned out there was already a group using the Five Pearls name.
The Sheiks in 1961
Guida released it on his own, newly founded Ef-En-De label, and it did well enough that Atlantic Records ended up releasing the group's second single, "Walk That Walk" b/w "The Kissing Song," in December of 1954. The group went on to enjoy a solid recording career in association with Guida.
Gary U.S. Bond
A couple of members became part of The Sheiks group who had a couple of singles on Legrand records in 1961-62. The Sheiks were the vocal backing group on many of Gary US Bonds' early Legrand Records
Give Me Another Chance Baby Don't You Cry Walk That Walk
The Kissing Song Why Should I Dance Twist That Twist
Quarter to Three - Gary US Bonds bb The Sheiks ?
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