• The Val-Doros
    The Val-Doros (Detroit)

    Personnel :

    Charles Pryor


    Discography :

    1956 - A Woman A Man (Feat Charles Pryor) / Don't Open The Grave (Silhouette 517)

    Biography :

    Detroit soul pioneer Robert West was born March 1, 1912, in Montgomery, AL, relocating to the Motor City in 1935. In 1957 he formed Silhouette Records, doubling as manager for the Falcons, a local doo wop group featuring future solo stars Eddie Floyd and Mack Rice. West also produced the Falcons' "Sent Up," far and away the most successful of the eight singles issued on Silhouette during its brief existence, among them records by little-known Detroit acts including Jan Wynn, the Vo-cals, Jim Beasley & the Charmers and the Val-Doros.

    The Val-Doros   The Val-Doros

    The Valdoros makes itself known locally by their appearance in the surrounding clubs. The group signed with Silhouette records in early 1956. This group impressed the people at Silhouette with their simple layed-out approach to music. They had a special blend in their harmony that stood out from the rest of the groups around town. It was said they sounded like a young Orioles group with lead singer Sonny Till when they recorded "A Woman A Man" Feat Charles Pryor and B-side "Don't Open The Grave".

    Songs :

    Don't Open The Grave                             A Woman A Man    



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