• The Spaniels
    The Trends (From left to right) Eddie Dunn, Ralph O'Neil, Jerrone Johnson, Emmett Gardner

    Ze Majestiks (Chicago, IL.)
    aka Ze-Majestics aka The Trends


    Personnel :

    Eddie Dunn (Lead)

    Jeronne "Jerry" Johnson

    Ralph O'Neill

    Emmett Garner Jr


    Discography :

    1959 - Garlens Mambo / Bobbi Ann (Fox 5014)

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    1962 - Sapphire (Part 1) / Sapphire (Part 2) (ABC 10318/Sign 84533)


    Biography :

    The Trends were one of the Chicago soul vocal groups signed to ABC-Paramount through arranger/producer Johnny Pate. Pate produced hits for the label on Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. Hailing from the city's west side, its members were Emmett Gardner Jr., Jerome Johnson, Eddie Dunn, and Ralph O' Neal. Before recording for Smash in 1964 as the Trends, they recorded "Garlens Mambo" b/w "Bobbi Ann" for Fox Records under the name Ze-Majestics in 1959.

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    Three years later, the Group, now renamed Ze Majestiks, recorded "Sapphire" b/w "Part 2" release on Sign prior to be picked up by ABC Paramount.  After the two singles for Smash in 1964 as the Trends, a Mercury Records imprint, Pate signed the Trends and they put out seven singles including "Big Parade" b/w "Soul Clap," "Don't Drop Out of School," "Never Too Young to Cry," and "Check My Tears." They never had any nationally charting singles.

    Songs :

    Bobbi Ann                        Garlens Mambo

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