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Matthew (Mac) West, baritone singer for the New Orleans vocal group "The Spiders" was born on this day in 1926. The group included Hayward "Chuck" Carbo (second tenor and lead), Joe Maxon (first tenor), Matthew "Mac" West (baritone), Oliver Howard (bass), and Leonard "Chick" Carbo (bass and alternate lead). They were known for the songs "I Didn't Want To Do It" and "You're The One". Mac passed away in July of 2009 at the age of 83. http://nola.tw/1

Matthew (Mac) West, baritone singer for the New Orleans vocal group "The Spiders" was born on this day in 1926. The group included Hayward "Chuck" Carbo (second tenor and lead), Joe Maxon (first tenor), Matthew "Mac" West (baritone), Oliver Howard (bass), and Leonard "Chick" Carbo (bass and alternate lead). They were known for the songs "I Didn't Want To Do It" and "You're The One". Mac passed away in July of 2009 at the age of 83. http://nola.tw/1

The Jaguars are primarily known for a superlative rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight." They had several other fine records and were highly regarded by other vocal groups on the West Coast. The Jaguars came from the halls of Fremont High in Los Angeles. Originally known as the Shadows, the members were: Herman "Sonny" Chaney (lead), Valerio "Val" Poliuto (tenor), Manuel Chavez (baritone), and Charles Middleton (bass). The Shadows were thus a true mixed group, being Black, White, and…

The Jaguars are primarily known for a superlative rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight." They had several other fine records and were highly regarded by other vocal groups on the West Coast. The Jaguars came from the halls of Fremont High in Los Angeles. Originally known as the Shadows, the members were: Herman "Sonny" Chaney (lead), Valerio "Val" Poliuto (tenor), Manuel Chavez (baritone), and Charles Middleton (bass). The Shadows were thus a true mixed group, being Black, White, and…

The curiously named Rochell and the Candles were an all-male black vocal group, formed in 1958 in Los Angeles, by Rochell Henderson (lead and tenor), Johnny Wyatt (lead and first tenor), Mel Sasso (tenor) and T.C. Henderson (bass). The two Hendersons were not related, but both came originally from Louisiana. Wyatt was a Texan and only Sasso was ...

The curiously named Rochell and the Candles were an all-male black vocal group, formed in 1958 in Los Angeles, by Rochell Henderson (lead and tenor), Johnny .

The Debonairs from Long Beach, California, evolved through numerous line-up changes into an accomplished amateur vocal group in the early 50s.                                                       They finally made it onto record in 1957-58, recording two singles for a small R & B indie, Combo Records, but when these failed to sell, they split up.  Reforming in 1959 with different personnel.

The Debonairs from Long Beach, California, evolved through numerous line-up changes into an accomplished amateur vocal group in the early 50s. They finally made it onto record in 1957-58, recording two singles for a small R & B indie, Combo Records, but when these failed to sell, they split up. Reforming in 1959 with different personnel.

The Originals, successful Motown R and soul group during the late 1960s and the 1970s, most notable for the hits "Baby I'm for Real", "The Bells" and the disco classic, "Down to Love Town"

The Originals, successful Motown R and soul group during the late and the most notable for the hits "Baby I'm for Real", "The Bells" and the disco classic, "Down to Love Town"

Five satins photos | ... FIVE SATINS: Popular Rhythm & Blues Do-wop Group of the 1950s., Five

The Five Satins are an American doo-wop group, best known for their 1956 million-selling song, "In the Still of the Night.

Musical Group  The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New York; active from 1953 to 1962. The group was noted for their 1955 hit "Speedoo", which was instrumental in attracting White audiences to Black rock and roll performers. Wikipedia  Record label: Josie Records  Origin: Harlem  Albums: Speedoo / Let Me Explain, The Best of the Cadillacs  Members: Teddy Pendergrass, J. R. Bailey  Awards: Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award  Songs  Speedoo	196

Cadillacs (Carroll second from right) One of doo wop's greats, Earl "Speedo" Carroll of the Cadillacs passed away on Sunday from compli.

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The Drapers & The Duvals. As the Drapers, they recorded "Best Love"/"One More Time" for Vest. Note that the Drapers on Gee ["(I Know) Your Love Has Gone Away"/"You Got To Look Up"] from 1963 was a different group made up of past members of the Drifters. As the Duvals in 1956 - Ooh Wee Baby / You Came To Me (Rainbow 335)  1956 - Guide Me / Happiness (Gee 1003).

The Drapers & The Duvals. As the Drapers, they recorded "Best Love"/"One More Time" for Vest. Note that the Drapers on Gee ["(I Know) Your Love Has Gone Away"/"You Got To Look Up"] from 1963 was a different group made up of past members of the Drifters. As the Duvals in 1956 - Ooh Wee Baby / You Came To Me (Rainbow 335) 1956 - Guide Me / Happiness (Gee 1003).