• The Versatiles (1)

    The Versatiles (1) (Mount Vernon, NY)


    Personnel :

    Ben Sands (Lead)

    Joe Johnson

    Shirley Lee

    Billy Landrine

    Patrick Landrine



    1958 - Crying / Passing By (Atlantic 2004)   
    1962 - Just Words / The White Cliffs Of Dover (Peacock 1910)

    Biography :

    Despite the fact that he is registered vocal quartet on the disc, the band consists of five members. The group comes from Mount Vernon, NY. and consists of two brothers, Billy Landrine and Patrick Landrine, Ben Sands, Joe Johnson and  Shirley Lee, . In 1958, The Versatiles recorded "Crying" and "Passing By" both written by James Stansfield. Atlantic Records released the single in October 1958.

    The Versatiles (1)

    Three years and a few months later, Peacock released another single by the Versatiles with the classic "White Cliffs Of Dover" and "Just Words" written again by James Stansfield as well as Brown (maybe the fifth member) and lead singer of the group Billy Sand.

    Songs :

     Crying                                          Passing By

                Just Words                        The White Cliffs Of Dover


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