|Genres:||Doo Wop Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||doo wop oldies 50s rock and roll rhythm and blues|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s|
This R&B vocal group from Queens, New York, USA, comprised Herb Cox (6 May 1939, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; lead), Charlie James (b. 1940; first tenor), Berman Patterson (b. 1938; second tenor), William McClain (b. 1938; baritone), and Warren Corbin (b. 1939; bass). The group came together at Jamaica High School in 1955. After joining George Goldners Gee label, the group launched their recording career with You Baby You, a regional hit in late 1955. The record, with Coxs dry lead, Warren Corbins effective bassfills, and session musician Jimmy Wrights frantic saxophone blowing, set the tenor of the groups subsequent records. With their second record, Little Girl Of Mine, another peppy number, the group became nationally known as the record went to number 8 R&B and number 57 pop in 1956. Two excellent follow-ups the same year, Cant We Be Sweethearts and String Around My Heart,...