The Flares

Genres: R&B / Soul Soundtrack Vocals
Tags: soul rock and roll doo-wop 60s oldies rnb 50s doo wop milwaukee rhythm & blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 2000s
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From Los Angeles, California, USA, the members of this vocal group were Aaron Collins, Willie Davis, Tommy Miller and George Hollis. The Flares were a one-hit-wonder, but they had a extensive pedigree in the music field long before their one hit. Collins and Davis had been members of the Cadets / Jacks during the 50s and had built the Flares on the ashes of that group. Miller and Hollis had been members of the Flairs, who were stablemates with the Cadets/Jacks on the label complex owned by the Bihari Brothers. The Flares signed with the small Felsted label in 1960 and on their third release they reached the charts with ‘Footstompin’’ (number 20 R&B, number 25 pop) in 1961 (the song was later covered by David Bowie in 1975 on Fame). Capitol Records took notice and picked up the group for their Press subsidiary, releasing an album and a spate of dance-related songs. The group disbanded not long after the release of their last Press single in...

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