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The Larks - 61% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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The Treniers - 60% match to The Swallows

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Five Crowns - 56% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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The Five Crowns were formed at Wadleigh Junior High School in Harlem, New York, USA, in 1952. The group comprised Wilbur ‘Yunkie’ Paul (lead), brothers James ‘Poppa’ Clark, Claudie ‘Nicky’ Clark and John ‘Sonny Boy’ Clark (all tenor) and Doc Green Jnr. (d. 10 March 1989; bass/baritone). Their distinctive sound (not least because of the pr Read more

Marvin & Johnny - 32% match to The Swallows

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, Marvin Phillips (23 October 1931, Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA) and Emory ‘Johnny’ Perry (b. 1 March 1928, Sherman, Texas, USA) made a brief impact on the rock ‘n’ roll scene when Los Angeles was a major centre of the R&B recording scene during the late 40s and early 50s. Phillips and Perry had known each other since 1949, Read more

The Four Tunes - 30% match to The Swallows

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Four Tunes, like many African-American groups of the 40s and early 50s, were a pop rather than a R&B ensemble. The group had its origin in the Brown Dots, and was formed by Ivory ‘Deek’ Watson (18 July 1909, Mounds, Illinois, USA, d. 4 November 1969, Washington, DC, USA) after he first fell out with the rest of the Ink Spots in November 1944. The other memb Read more

The Nutmegs - 28% match to The Swallows

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 Vocaleers - 27% match to The Swallows

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s
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The original members of this vocal group from Harlem, New York, USA, were Joe Duncan (lead), Herman Curtis (first tenor), William Walker (second tenor), Melvin Walton (baritone) and Teddy Williams (bass). One of the pioneering groups of the R&B era, the Vocaleers’ great hit, ‘Is It A Dream?’ (number 4 R&B, 1953), became a part of the repertoires of a myri Read more

Sticks McGhee - 23% match to The Swallows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Granville McGhee, 23 March 1918, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 August 1961, New York City, New York, USA. Like his more famous brother, Brownie McGhee, Granville learned guitar from his father. After seeing action in World War II, he moved to New York in 1946. The following year, he made his first record, ‘Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee’, under his own name. Howev Read more

The Solitaires - 23% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Harlem, New York, USA, the Solitaires, like no other vocal group of the 50s, sang lushly harmonized doo-wop with a dreamy romantic feeling, and rank as one of the great groups of the 50s. Formed in 1953, the group originally comprised veterans of the doo-wop scene and consisted of lead Herman Curtis (ex-Vocaleers), tenor Buzzy Willis and bass Pat Gaston (both ex-Crows), te Read more

The Channels - 19% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Fiestas - 19% match to The Swallows

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

The Videos - 17% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
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Faye Adams - 16% match to The Swallows

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fayle Tuell, c.1925, New Jersey, USA. Adams exploded onto the R&B scene in the early 50s with a series of gospel-infused hits that foreshadowed soul music. She began her career in gospel at the age of five when she and her siblings formed a group called the Tuell Sisters. She joined the Joe Morris Orchestra in 1952, and as part of that organization recorded the three son Read more

Jackie Brenston - 16% match to The Swallows

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

The Chanters - 16% match to The Swallows

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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An R&B vocal group from the Queens Borough of New York City, New York, USA, the Chanters, formed in 1957, were one of the best of the many groups who patterned their pre-teen lead sound after Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers. The members were Larry Pendergrass (lead), Fred Paige (tenor), Bud Johnson, Jnr. (tenor), Elliot Green (baritone) and Bobby Thompson (bass). Johnson Read more


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