• The Tangiers (2) aka The Hollywood Flames.....

    The Tangiers (2)  (Watts, Los Angeles)
    aka The Hollywood Flames aka …….

    Personnel :

    Joe Jefferson (Lead)

    David Ford (First tenor)

    Bobby Byrd (Bass)

    Earl Nelson (Second Tenor)

    Curtis Williams (Baritone)

    Discography :

    1958 - Don't Try / School Days Will Be Over (Class 224)

    Biography :

    In March, the Hollywood Flames were used to back up Joe Jefferson (as the Tangiers) on his Class recordings of "Don't Try" and "School Days Will Be Over." This is not the Decca Group but an evolution of the Flames Satellites.

                                                  (paste-up picture) Left to right : Nelson, Ford, Williams, Byrd.

    Interestingly, David Ford was with the Decca Group that had previously used the Tangiers name when he recorded the classic "Tabarin" with Gaynel Hodge, Alex Hodge and Jesse Belvin.

    Songs :

    Don't Try                                         School Days Will Be Over





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