|Genres:||Blues R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul oldies doo-wop doo wop under 2000 listeners all|
The Superbs, from California, USA, were one of the best mid-60s sweet-soul groups to meld doo-wop harmonies into the sound of soul. The members were Eleanor Punkin Green (lead), Walter White, Bobby Swain, Gordy Harmon and Ronny Cook. Green possessed a soprano lead that sounded much like a male falsetto and it was an era when falsetto-led groups were regularly on the charts. After their first record in 1964 on Lew Bedells Dore label, Storybook Of Love, flopped, Harmon left to form the Whispers (the Whispers were the Superbs labelmates and were likewise outstanding in merging doo-wop with soul). The next record, Baby Baby All The Time, with its relaxed lope, proved a success in 1964. Similar-sounding and equally appealing follow-ups were Sad Sad Day (1964) and Babys Gone Away (1965). Around this time Swain left the group to form the Entertainers Four, who also recorded for Dore. He...