Shep & The Limelites

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": doo wop oldies 50s doo-wop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia


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) in rock ‘n’ roll. With the Limelites he attained his only Top 10 pop success with ‘Daddy’s Home’, making him a one-hit-wonder. However, that song was part of a long cycle of songs, among the most distinctive being ‘A Thousand Miles Away’ (US R&B number 5 and pop Top 60 in 1956), ‘500 Miles To Go’ (1957), recorded with the Heartbeats, ‘Daddy’s Home’ (US R&B number 4 and pop number 2 in 1961), ‘Ready For Your Love’ (US pop Top 50 in 1961), ‘Three Steps From The Altar’ (US pop Top 60 in 1961), ‘Our...

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