The El Dorados

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: doo wop rock and roll oldies rhythm and blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Chicago, Illinois R&B vocal group achieved fame with one of the great jump tracks of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, ‘At My Front Door’, also called ‘Crazy Little Mama’. Members on that hit were Pirkle Lee Moses (lead), Louis Bradley (second tenor), Jewel Jones (first tenor), James Maddox (baritone) and Richard Nickens (d. 1991; bass). The group was formed in 1952, and signed with Vee Jay Records in 1954. The El Dorados achieved nothing but local hits until finding success with ‘At My Front Door’ in 1955, when it went to number 2 R&B and number 17 pop. The group’s only other chart record was the mid-tempo ‘I’ll Be Forever Loving You’ (number 8 R&B 1956). The group reorganized in 1958, when Pirkle Lee Moses was abandoned by the other members and recruited new singers from another Vee Jay group, the Kool Gents, whose lead, Dee Clark, had just deserted them. The new El Dorados besides Moses were...

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