The Griffins (1)  (Washington, D.C)
    aka The Warblers

    (By Hans-Joachim)

    Personnel :

    William Ross (Lead)

    Bill Alford (First Tenor)

    Lewis "Flip" Thompson (Second Tenor)

    Lawrence Tate (Bariton)

    Joshua Bright (Bass)

    Discography :

    The Griffins (1)

    1955 - Sing To Me / I Swear By All The Stars Above (Mercury 70558)
    1955 - Bad Little Girl / Scheming (Mercury 70650)
    1956 - Forever More / Leave It To Me (Wing 90067)
    1956 - Why Must You Go / My Baby's Gone (Mercury 70913)

    The Warblers

    1973 - Is This The Real Thing / It’s Wrong (The Ontarios) (Baron 101)
    1973 - Love Me Baby (The Ontarios) / Scheming (Baron 106)
    1974 - She's Too Tall For Love / Lonesome Again (The Serenaders) (Outhouse 102)

    Marie Knight (bb The Griffins (1)) (not credited)
    1956 - As Long As I Love / Tell Me Why (Wing 90069)

    Biography :

    Lawrence Tate and William Ross joined the Griffins in 1953 from the RCA Heartbreakers, who had disbanded in 1953.The Griffins were previously known as the Warblers. The tunes shown below as by the Griffins on Mercury, Entitled "Scheming", was earlier cut by the Warblers.In February of 1955 Mercury Records signs The Griffins to their label.

    The Griffins (1) aka The Warblers   The Griffins (1) aka The Warblers
    Marie Knight                                                                                                                The Griffins (1)

    In less than a month Mercury # 70558 is released featuring the group's versions of the songs "I Swear By All The Stars Above" and "Swing To Me".In July "Bad Little Girl" and "Scheming" on # 70650. In March of 1956 The Griffins are moved to the Wing label from Mercury . In April "Forevermore" and "Leave It To Me" are released on Wing # 90067. In August The Griffins are back on Mercury with "Why Must You Go" and "My baby's Gone" on # 70913.


    Songs :

    The Griffins

                  Sing To Me                      I Swear By All The Stars Above

    Bad Little Girl                                          Scheming

    Forever More                                     Leave It To Me

    Why Must You Go / My baby’s Gone

    Marie Knight (bb The Griffins (1))

    As Long As I Love / Tell Me Why

    The Warblers

    Is This The Real Thing                             Scheming         



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