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The El Dorados - 43% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 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 gr Read more

The Novas - 40% match to The Shells

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Jesters - 37% match to The Shells

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 Nutmegs - 29% match to The Shells

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 Turbans - 26% match to The Shells

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 HeartBeats - 23% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This doo-wop vocal quartet was formed in Queens, New York, USA, in 1954, originally named simply the Hearts. Three of the band members, Albert Crump (lead), Wally Roker (bass) and Vernon Sievers (baritone), met while attending Woodrow Wilson High School. They completed the line-up with Robbie Tatum from a neighbouring school. They acquired a new lead in the shape of James Shepp Read more

The Capris - 22% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Dubs - 22% match to The Shells

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 Earls - 21% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop
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

Ronnie Dawson - 20% match to The Shells

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Charts - 19% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s
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The Edsels - 19% match to The Shells

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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This R&B vocal ensemble from Campbell, Ohio, USA, led by George Jones Jnr. (lead vocal), also included Marshall Sewell, James Reynolds, and brothers Harry and Larry Greene. They were named after the popular make of car. In 1959, they auditioned for a local music publisher who helped them secure a recording contract. Their debut single was the fast doo-wop outing ‘Rama Read more

The Mystics - 19% match to The Shells

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 Crows - 18% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Jive Five - 18% match to The Shells

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, the Jive Five were one of the last doo-wop groups to have a national hit and one of the few to make a successful transition to the soul era. The group members were Eugene Pitt (6 November 1937; lead), Jerome Hanna (first tenor), Richard Harris (second tenor), Billy Prophet (baritone) and Norman Johnson (d. 1970; bass). Their bigge Read more


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