• The Quintones
    (left to right) Reuben McCoy, Ronald Laws, James Ford, Dennis Laws and Bill Caisey


    The Quintones (Bermuda)




    Personnel :

    Reuben McCoy

    Ronald ‘Silky’ Laws

    James ‘Big Ju’ Ford

    Dennis Laws

    Bill Caisey



    Discography :

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    Biography :

    The Quintones, was the first doo-wop group in Bermuda. The Quintones performed at the world-famous Savoy Hotel in New York City in 1955.


     

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  • The Angels
    (L to R) Brian Shane, Walter Teskey, Werner Frank


    The Angels (Winnipeg, Canada)



    Personnel :

    Walter Teskey (Lead)

    Brian Shane (Baritone)

    Werner Frank (Guitar & Tenor)




    Discography :

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    Biography :

    The three singers, known as The Angels, are Walter Teskey, Brian Shane and Werner Frank. Walter sings the lead, Brian sings the baritone backing and Werner plays the guitar and provides the tenor backing. They started for fun at Nancy's Inn, a restaurant in the north end of Winnipeg in 1957. The boys have worked with several big-name artists since 1958. They did shows with Billy O'Connor and Conway Twitty in Toronto and with Buddy Knox in Winnipeg. They appeared on television's Talent Caravan and have played many engagements in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg night-clubs. In 1960, the boys do their own arranging on the two songs on their first record, two songs written by Walter. The release of their first record was planned before Christmas 1960 on the Columbia label. Unfortunately it seems that the disc did not come out (No trace of The Angels on Columbia ?).




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  • The Citations
    (L to R) Antonio Rosas, Adrian Del Valle, Valentine Del Valle, Arthur Cintron and Michael Cintron

     

    The Citations (Brooklyn, NY)



    Personnel :

    Antonio Rosas

    Adrian Del Valle

    Valentine Del Valle

    Arthur Cintron

    Michael Cintron




    Discography :

    ?



    Biography :

    In 1959,  a group of 15 and 16 year olds who grew up in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn, NY who loved to harmonize and sing doo-wop songs. After a couple of years practicing vocals in subway stations and street corners,  a member of the nationally known group The Mystics heard the group singing in the lobby of an apartment building and liked their vocals.

    The Citations
    (L to R) Adrian Del Valle, Valentine Del Valle, Arthur Cintron, Michael Cintron and Antonio Rosas (seated)

    He arranged a meeting and audition with the music and talent agent Jim Gribble who managed The Mystics and The Passions. For a short while, they were under contract with Jim Gribble. Although they never rose to fame the group disbanded in 1962.



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  • The Voltaires

    The Voltaires (Pittsburgh, Pa.)



    Personnel :

    Louis Bates (Lead)

    George Russell (First Tenor)

    Joe Golden (Second Tenor)

    Jimmy Wright (Baritone)

    Donald Tillman (Bass)




    Discography :

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    The Voltaires
    1955 (L to R) : Donald Tillman, Jimmy Wright, Louis Bates, George Russell and Joe Golden

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  • The Grues
    From left: Moses Healy, Albert Abrams, John Wilcox and Edward James.

    The Grues (Sarasota, FL.)



    Personnel :

    Albert Abrams (Tenor)

    Moses Healy (Baritone)

    John Wilcox (Bass)

    Edward James (Second Tenor)



    Discography :

    ?



    Biography :

    Booker High School classmates, The Grues were a vocal group that perform from 1955 – 57.




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