The Impalas recorded in the 1950/60’s as a Doo Wop group mixed race. Their track Sorry was a hit and the videos of it show a smooth dance routine similar to how Motown groups performed in later years. A well polished act and fun to watch.
Did Betty Moorer record the original of Speed Up or was it The Impalas?
The Bop Chords were founded in 1955 and hailed from Harlem. They were part of the doo wop scene and Baby was one of their best. A real smoochie number to played at the end of the night at any teen dance.
Del-Larks - Job Opening - Pt. 1(For An experienced Heart Mender)
Discovered by who else but Ian Levine this recording is now worth a small fortune but only number 337 on Kev Roberts Top 500. To be honest, not a brilliant record but again, it’s rare!
The Del-Larks started out in 1958 as Sammy and The Del-Larks a Doo Wop group with a stateside hit: REMEMBER THE NIGHT.
Bizarrely, Sammy Campbell, the leader of The Del-Larks and the rest of the group started out singing gospel in the church of Lovelace Watkins who became practically a household name in the UK as a singer, marrying an English bride and eventually settling down just a couple of miles from me in Bamford, Rochdale! He had a son, born in Rochdale, who now lives in the US – Gino Watkins.
I’ll Never Forget
Heavily influenced by The ‘In’ Crowd another from The Del-Larks, sort of a comedy number.
The Drapers - Your love has gone away - You gotta Look up - Soul.wmv
(I Know) Your Love Has Gone Away (1962)
Sounding very much like a Drifters production backing on this great sounding group, The Drapers.
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