• The Vels (1)

    The Vels (1) (Vicksburh, MS.)


    Personnel :

    Sidney Caldwell

    Terry Lee Evans

    Charles Marion "Sug" Knight Sr.

    Alvin Sanders


    Discography :

    1961 - Please Be Mine / Mysterious Teenage (Trebco 702)


    Biography :

    They were originally  "The 5 Knights" from Vicksburg, Mississippi and If Sidney Caldwell, Terry Lee Evans, Marion Knight, and Al Sanders lived in New York or Philly in 1961, they would undoubtedly have hit the big time as one of the best doo-wop groups ever. Instead, there were few recording opportunities for The Vels in Jackson, Mississippi. Their sole record came about when 17- year-old Tim Whitsett convinced a local jeweler /  label owner to let him take The Vels into the studio. Backed by Whitsett’s band, The Vels cut two originals for Trebco Records, “Mysterious Teenage” and “Please Be Mine”. Recorded in a single-car garage with a single track tape recorder, the record has become a doo-wop favorite over the past 50 years.


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Please Be Mine                         Mysterious Teenage


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