The Ames Brothers
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals|
|Tags:||50s pop jazz ames brothers americana the ames brothers|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s|
This family group from Malden, Massachusetts, USA, was consistently popular from the late 40s through the 50s. Brothers Joe Urick (3 May 1924), Gene Urick (b. 13 February 1925), Vic Urick (b. 20 May 1926, d. 23 January 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and Ed Urick (b. 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) started singing together in high school and won several amateur contests in their home town. They first sang professionally in Boston, and later in clubs and theatres in New York, Chicago and Hollywood. After recording A Tree In A Meadow with Monica Lewis, for the independent Signature label, they signed for Coral Records, later switching to RCA - Victor Records. After minor successes with You, You, You Are The One and Cruising Down The River, they hit number 1 in 1950 with the novelty Rag Mop/Sentimental Me (a million-seller). During the 50s they were extremely popular in stage shows and on US...