• The Wheels (1) aka The Federals

    The Wheels (1) (Brooklyn, New-York) 
    aka The Federals



    Personnel :

    Rudy Anderson (Lead)

    James Pender (Tenor)

    Kenneth Fox (Baritone)

    Lorenzo Cook (Bass)


    Discography :

    The Wheels (1)
    singles :
     1956 - My Heart's Desire / Let's Have A Ball (Premium 405)
    1956 - Teasin' Heart / Loco (Premium 408)
    1957 - I Can't Forget / How Could I Ever Leave You? (Premium 410)
    1958 - So Young And So In Love / Where Were You (Time 1003/Early bird 006)
    1959 - Clap Your Hands, pt.1 / Clap Your Hands, pt.2 (Folly 800)
    1960 - No One But You / I've Waited For A LIfetime (Roulette 4271)
    1956 - I can't go on without you (Premium)

    Bubber Johnson (bb The Wheels (1))
    1955 – Drop Me A Line / Ding Dang Doo (King 4793)

    Vikki Nelson (bb The Wheels (1))
    1956 - By My Side / Bright And Early (Premium 402)

    Arthur Lake (bb The Wheels (1))
    1956 - The Good Earth / May I Count On You (Premium 406)

    Gloria Lynn (bb The Wheels (1))
    1957 – I Can’t Waste My Tears / Run For Your Love(Premium 412)

    Rudy & the Wheels (1)
    1959 - Copy cat / It's not for me (Curtis 751)


    The Federals
    singles :
    1957 - While Our Hearts Are Young / You're The One I Love (Fury 1005)
    1957 - Dear Lorraine / She's My Girl (Fury 1009)
    1957 - Come Go With Me / Cold Cash (Deluxe 6112)
    1957 - Good Wishes To You (Fury)
    1957 - You Gotta Love Me Baby (Fury)


    Biography :

    This group was managed by Allen Bunn, Former member of the Larks on Apollo. Bunn would sometimes record with the Wheels. It was Bunn who brought the group to Joe Liebowitz, Owner of Premium, in 1955.

    In addition to their recordings for Premium, They Also became the Studio Group for the New Jersey-Based Label. They Backed up Vicki Carr, Gloria Lynne and Arthur Lake at Premium.


    As the group began making a name for themselves, Liebowitz passed away and Premium's operations folded.After Premium, the group became The Federals and recorded for Fury and DeLuxe.

    Then they went back to the Wheels and recorded for George Goldner's Curtis Label. Next they moved to Time Records, Then to Morris Levy's Label, and Finally to Folly.
    Mitch Rosalsky (Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop Vocal Groups)



    Songs :
     (Update By Hans-Joachim)

    Arthur Lake (bb The Wheels 1)

    The Good Earth                  May I Count On You?

    Rudy & The Wheels (1)

    Copy Cat                              It's Not for me

    The Wheels (1)

    Teasin' Heart                         I Can't Forget            How Could I Ever Leave You?

    Clap Your Hands (Part 1)              Where Were You         So Young And So In Love

    I've Waited For A Lifetime      No One But You               Clap Your Hands (Part 2)

    My Heart Desire                     Let's Have a Ball                   Loco                         


    Gloria Lynn (bb The Wheels (1))

    I Can’t Waste My Tears / Run For Your Love


    Vikki Nelson (bb The Wheels (1))

    By My Side                                            Bright And Early





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