The Prisonaires Similar Artists

The Turbans - 53% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia R&B group comprised Al Banks (Andrew Banks, 26 July 1937, d. 1977; lead), Matthew Pratt (tenor), Charles Williams (baritone) and Andrew ‘Chet’ Jones (bass). The Turbans have gone down in rock ‘n’ roll history as proverbial one-hit-wonders for their Mambo beat classic, ‘When You Dance’ (US R&B number 3 and pop number 33 Read more

The Nutmegs - 44% match to The Prisonaires

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

The Jesters - 43% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Jesters were representative of the classic New York style of doo-wop characterized as ‘greasy’, in which the vocal harmony was in a rock ‘n’ roll style, extremely expressive, loaded with exotic flourishes, and usually supporting a falsetto lead. The original members of the Jesters were Lenny McKay (lead), Adam Jackson (10 March 1938, New York City, Ne Read more

The Mystics - 40% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll vocal ensemble came from Brooklyn, New York, USA. The members were brothers Phil (lead) and Albee Cracolici (baritone), Bob Ferrante (first tenor), George Galfo (second tenor), and Allie Contrera (bass). The Mystics helped popularize the Italian-American doo-wop sound that came out of New York City in the early 60s, but like many such groups they di Read more

The Jacks - 39% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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The Dubs - 38% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The original members of this vocal group from Harlem, New York, USA, were lead Richard Blandon, first tenor Billy Carlisle, tenor Cleveland Still, baritone James ‘Jake’ Miller, and bass Thomas Gardner. They came together in 1957 and were an amalgamation of members of two previous groups. Blandon and Carlisle had previously been with the Five Wings who had recorded for Read more

The Channels - 37% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
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Shep & The Limelites - 36% match to The Prisonaires

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 Earls - 36% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although ‘Remember Then’ was their only hit, the Earls were one of the most accomplished white doo-wop groups of the early 60s. The lead singer Larry Chance (Larry Figueiredo, 19 October 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) formed the group in New York’s Bronx area in the late 50s. The other members were first tenor Robert Del Din (b. 1942), second tenor Edd Read more

Don & Juan - 35% match to The Prisonaires

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

Lee Andrews & The Hearts - 34% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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The Danleers - 34% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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This R&B vocal group from Brooklyn, New York, USA, comprised Jimmy Weston (lead), Johnny Lee (first tenor), Willie Ephraim (second tenor), Nathaniel McCune (baritone) and Roosevelt Mays (bass). In 1957, the Danleers signed with composer/manager Danny Webb, who took the group and one of his songs, ‘One Summer Night’, to Amp-3 Records. ‘One Summer Night’ c Read more

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - 33% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Kendricks, 18 November 1936, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 2 March 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. His date of birth is disputed, and varies between 1927 and 1936. Ballard’s truck-driving father died when he was seven years old and he was sent to Bessemer, Alabama, to live with relations. The strict religious and gospel upbringing caused him to run away, and by th Read more

The Larks - 32% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Jackie Brenston - 31% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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15 August 1930, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 1979, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Often credited with making the ‘first’ rock ‘n’ roll record, Brenston’s career quickly reached a peak as a result and then entered a 25-year decline. He had returned from army service in 1947 and learned to play saxophone from local musician Jesse Flowers. Sho Read more


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