• The Velvitones (Los Angeles)
    aka The Velvetones (2)



    Personnel :

    Eddie Lewis (Tenor/Lead)

    Bryant Whitfield

    Vernon Garrett

    Tommy Williams

    Discography :

    The Velvitones
    1959 - A Prayer at Gettysburg / Little Girl I Love You So (Milmart 113)

    The Velvetones (2)
    1957 - Glory Of Love / I Love Her So (Aladdin 3372)
    1957 - I Found My Love / Melody Of Love  (Aladdin 3391)
    1960 - My Every Thought / Little Girl I Love You So  (Aladdin 3463)






    Biography :

    Early in 1957, Eddie Mesner of Eddie and Leo Mesner's Aladdin Record Company, decided to cut a vocal group rendition of "The glory of love," a re-worked song dating back to Andy Kirk, made popular in 1949 by Larry Darnell in its original form then entitled "I'll get along somehow."  For the session Mesner rounded up Bryant Whitfield  and four other L.A. singers creating a kind of "thrown together" crew, a practice common in those days.

     Three of the other four singers are Vernon Garrett (the same as had a hit with "Without you" on Ventura in 1969) , Eddie Lewis who sang lead and took care of narration and Tommy Williams. All other Aladdin titles are by a Velvetones group comprised of other singers. However the group released a single on the Milmart label in 1958.


    The name of the group is spelled differently due to a typo on the Milmart pressing. They are the Velvitones with "Little Girl I Love You So" (from the aladdin 3372) and "A Prayer at Gettysburg" with Eddie Lewis at the narration.



    Songs :

    The Velvitones

    A Prayer at Gettysburg


    The Velvetones (2)

    Glory Of Love                  I Love Her So                      I Found My Love

    Melody Of Love                 My Every Thought                Little Girl I Love You So






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