The Du Droppers

Genres: Easy Listening R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": doo wop rhythm and blues 50s the vitamin b12 rock 'n' roll Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Although the Du Droppers formed in Harlem, New York, USA, in 1952, each member of the vocal quartet had already sung within their local gospel communities. Indeed, while doo-wop was primarily a young man’s concern, the Du Droppers - J.C. ‘Junior’ Caleb Ginyard (15 January 1910, St. Matthews, South Carolina, USA, d. 11 August 1978; lead), Harvey Ray (tenor/baritone), Willie Ray (tenor/baritone) and Eddie Hashew (bass) - had an average age of well over 40 at formation. Ginyard’s previous experience was the most extensive, having sung with the Royal Harmony Singers, Jubalaires and Dixieaires. As the Du Droppers they rehearsed in basements until Paul Kapp, manager of the Delta Rhythm Boys, took over. They made their debut at the end of 1952 with a single for Bobby Robinson’s Red Robin Records in Harlem, ‘Can’t Do Sixty No More’. This was an answer record to the Dominoes’ ‘Sixty Minute Man’, but failed to replicate...

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