• The Tramps (1) aka Bill Harris & The Continentals (3)

    The Tramps (1) (Los Angeles, CA)
    aka Bill Harris & The Continentals (3)


    Personnel :

    Beamon Young (Lead)

    Willie King

    Norma King

    Bill Harris (Baritone)


    Discography :

    The Tramps (1)
    1959 - You're A Square / Ride On (Arvee 548)
    1959 - Midnight Flyer / Your Love (Arvee 570)
    1959 - I'm So Glad / I Love You So (Arvee 1)

    Beamon Young
    1959 - The Love I Just Lost / Some Day (Arvee 573)

    Bill Harris & The Continentals (3)
    1960 - Danny Boy/ I’m So Glad (Eagle 1002)


    Biography :

    Born in Los Angeles, Fred Sledge Smith often credited as Fred Smith, was an American R&B songwriter and record producer, who worked in particular with The Olympics, Bob & Earl, Bill Cosby, and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. He started his career as a songwriter in the 1950s with his friend Cliff Goldsmith. They wrote the novelty song "Western Movies", which was recorded by vocal group The Olympics.  

    The Tramps (1) aka Bill Harris & The Continentals (3)    The Tramps (1) aka Bill Harris & The Continentals (3)

    In 1959, Fred Smith and Cliff Goldsmith Produced The Tramps. The Tramps were Los Angeles based and were Beamon Young (Lead), Willie King, his sister Norma and Bill Harris (Baritone). Members of The Tramps were in the Air Force when they recorded for Arvee. They changed their name to Bill Harris & The Continentals when they finished their tour of duty in the Air Force. Smith and Goldsmith continued to co-write novelty and dance songs together until the early 1960s.


    Songs :

    The Tramps (1)

    You're A Square                                       Ride On   

    Midnight Flyer                                     Your Love

    I'm So Glad

    Beamon Young

    The Love I Just Lost                                 Some Day            

    Bill Harris & The Continentals (3)

    I’m So Glad / Danny Boy


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