The Timetones (New York)
Roger LaRue (Lead)
Claude "Sonny" Smith
1961 - (Here) In My Heart / My Love (Time Square 421/Relic 538)
1961 - Pretty, Pretty Girl / I've Got A Feeling (Atco 6201/Relic 539)
1963 - Sunday Kind Of Love / Angel In The Sky (Time Square 26/Relic 543)
1963 - House Where Lovers Dream / Get A Hold Of Yourself (Time Square 34/Relic 526)
The Timetones - sometimes shown as The Time-Tones - was a racially mixed early 1960s New York City Doo-Wop quintet that, originating in Glen Cove, Long Island, consisted of lead Rodgers LaRue along with Tom Glozek, Glenn Williams, Tom DeGeorge and Claude "Sonny" Smith. Their sole national charter came in May 1961 for Times Square Records, an offshoot of the famed record store of the same name at Broadway and 42nd Street, owned by Irving "Slim" Rose, when (Here) In My Heart - which featured the same opening bars used a few months later by The Dovells for their introductory smash The Bristol Stomp for Parkway Records.
And with the limited promotional capabilities of the label (compared to the giants like Columbia, RCA, Mercury, Decca, etc.) it did pretty good, hitting # 51 Billboard Pop Hot 100 b/w My Love on Time Square 421 billed as The Time-Tones (in 1963 it would be re-issued on Relic 538, a label that launched that year devoting itself to Doo-Wop - although that term to describe the style would not emerge for another 8 or so years).
The group's follow up release, Pretty Pretty Girl, was leased to Atlantic's Atco subsidiary and in late July it made it to # 106 Hot 100 Bubble Under on Atco 6201 b/w I've Got a Feeling billed as The Timetones (in 1963 it too was re-issued on Relic 539). Four a capella offerings, previously unreleased by Time Square - The House Where Lovers Dream b/w Get A Hold Of Yourself and A Sunday Kind Of Love b/w Angels In The Sky - also came out in 1963 on Relic 526 and Relic 543 respectively.
In My Heart My Love Pretty, Pretty Girl
I've Got A Feeling Sunday Kind Of Love
House Where Lovers Dream / Get A Hold Of Yourself
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