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The Paradons - 100% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s
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Formed at the end of the 50s in Bakersfield, California, USA, the Paradons were a vocal group which scored one US Top 20 hit in 1960 and was never heard from again. The group comprised lead singer West Tyler plus Billy Myers, William Powers and Chuck Weldon, all students at the same high school. They were discovered by Werly Fairburn and Madelon Baker, who were setting up a rec Read more

The Safaris - 94% match to The Corsairs

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Jarmels - 73% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Richmond, Virginia, USA, by Nathaniel Ruff (1939), Ray Smith (b. 1941), Paul Burnett (b. 1942), Earl Christian (b. 1940) and Tom Eldridge (b. 1941). They scored a major chart entry in 1961 with ‘A Little Bit Of Soap’, a song that retained an enduring appeal when composer Bert Berns recorded further versions with the Exciters and deep soul singer Garnet Mi Read more

The Dreamlovers - 68% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed as the Romances in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1956, the Dreamlovers notched up two claims to fame: their own US Top 10 doo-wop ballad, 1961’s ‘When We Get Married’, and their role as Chubby Checker’s back-up group on his top-selling dance hit ‘The Twist’. The quintet initially comprised lead vocalist William Johnson, tenor Tommy Ric Read more

The Genies - 63% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Hollywood Argyles - 63% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Hollywood Argyles was a group assembled after a record, ‘Alley-Oop’, had already been released under that name. The song was written by Dallas Frazier and recorded by vocalist Gary S. Paxton and producer Bobby Rey while Paxton was a member of the Arizona-based duo Skip And Flip. Because that duo was contracted to Brent Records, and ‘Alley-Oop’ was issued Read more

The Blue Jays - 62% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
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An R&B vocal group from Los Angeles, California, USA, the Blue Jays perfectly embody the transitional era between 50s R&B and 60s soul in their renditions of doo-wop-styled songs with a gospel-style lead vocal. Comprising lead singer Leon Peels (1936, Newport, Arkansas, USA), Alex Manigo, Van Earl Richardson, and Leonard Davidson, the group came together in 1961, and Read more

Don & Juan - 59% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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Don And Juan were a US R&B vocal duo who recorded one Top 10 ballad that has since become a doo-wop classic: ‘What’s Your Name’ (1962). Don (Roland Trone) and Juan (b. Claude Johnson) were members of a vocal quartet called the Genies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1959 the Genies released the up-tempo single ‘Who’s That Knockin’’, which Read more

The Shields - 59% match to The Corsairs

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Fiestas - 58% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Newark, New Jersey, USA, c.1958, the Fiestas were known for their R&B hit ‘So Fine’, released on Old Town Records the following year. The group consisted of Tommy Bullock (lead vocals), Eddie Morris (tenor), Sam Ingalls (baritone) and Preston Lane (bass). Two conflicting stories about the group’s signing to Old Town have circulated throughout the ye Read more

Johnnie & Joe - 54% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s
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This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n Read more

Shep & The Limelites - 53% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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R&B vocal group hailing from New York City, USA. James Sheppard (c.1936, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970, Long Island, New York, USA) was lead and songwriter successively for two R&B groups, the Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites. He created the first ‘song cycle’ (i.e., a string of songs constituting a musical and literary unit) Read more

The Coronets - 51% match to The Corsairs

Genres: R&B / Soul
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This vocal group from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, comprised Charles Carruthers (lead), Lester Russaw (first tenor), Sam Griggs (second tenor), George Lewis (second tenor), William Griggs (bass) and Tony King (guitarist). The Coronets, like the Moonglows, tried to grab the brass ring of success, but unlike their more famous Cleveland counterparts never went beyond one-hit-wonderdom. T Read more

The Classics - 47% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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Formed as the Perennials in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Classics were a one-hit vocal group who made the Top 20 in 1963 with a doo-wop version of the Mills Brothers’ hit ‘Till Then’. The group, all from Brooklyn, comprised Emil Stucchio (9 April 1944; lead vocals), Tony Victor (b. 11 April 1943; first tenor), Johnny Gambale (b. 4 February 1942; second Read more

The Nutmegs - 45% match to The Corsairs

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Nutmegs comprised lead Leroy Griffin, first tenor James ‘Sonny’ Griffin, second tenor James Tyson, baritone Billy Emery and bass Leroy McNeil. The group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1954. The Nutmegs are famed for just two records, ‘Story Untold’ (number 2 R&B) and the follow-up, ‘Ship Of Love’ (number 13 R&B), both fro Read more


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