• The Hamptones
    The Hamptones : Gonzales Garner, Stanley Mitchell, Joe Mars & Frank Holt

    The Hamptones 

     
    Personnel :

    Stanley Mitchell

    Gonzales Garner

    Joe Mars

    Frank Holt



    Biography :

    Stanley Mitchell  was born February 10th 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Upon graduation from Highland Park High School in 1955, Stanley joined his first group the Cherokons. Through regular performances at local talent shows Of which they won their fair share the group was eventually brought to the attention of Lionel Hampton. Under the auspices of Hampton the group changed their name to the Hamptones. The other group members were Frank Holt, Joe Mars and Gonzales Gardner. In 1957 Stanley left the Hamptones to form his own group, Stanley Mitchell & the Tornados.

     
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  • The Del-Rays1958 - (L to R) - Brick Storslee, Willie English, Willie Bell, Mike Nunnally & Doug Evans

    The Del-Rays (Battle Creek, Mi.)


    Personnel :

    Brick Storslee

    Willie English

    Willie Bell

    Mike Nunnally

    Doug Evans

     

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  • The Contenders

    The Contenders (New York)


    Personnel :

    Lee Smith



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  • The Souvenirs

    The Souvenirs (San Bernardino, CA.)


    Personnel :

    Rosetta Lawrence

    Alvin Williams

    Norm Williams

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  • The Sirocs (

    The Sirocs (Little Silver, N.J)



    Personnel :

    ... Godfrey


    Biography :

    In 1959, The Sirocs from Little Silver, N.J.  came in 2nd singing at The Apollo Theater


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