The Four Knights
|Tags:||50s oldies the four knights vocal rock n roll all everything doo-wop male vocalists doo wop close harmony moje standards michael holliday cw|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 2000s|
The singing of Gene Alford was framed by the backing harmonies of Oscar Broadway, Clarence Dixon and John Wallace (who also strummed guitar). From regular performances in the late 40s on radio stations local to their native Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, the Knights graduated to television, providing musical interludes on nationally broadcast situation comedies starring Arthur Godfrey and Red Skelton. This exposure aided the combos procurement of a Capitol contract and much airplay for their debut single, 1951s Its No Sin, on which Broadways bass grumblings were conspicuous. In 1953, they reached the national hit parade with Oh Happy Day - lush with orchestral accompaniment - and the following year, came up with the million-selling I Get So Lonely, a clever up-tempo reworking of a hillbilly ballad. After O Falling Star slipped from the charts, the quartet teamed up with Nat King...