Echo's Of The Past

1961 45 Rpm The Masters A MAN IS NOT SUPPOSED TO CRY On End 1100. The Masters Were Originally The Belltones Who Had That Flop I TALK TO MY ECHO On The Hull Label. Pretty Tough 45 To Find. #1961 #45Rpm #Masters #AManIsNotSupposedToCry #EndRecords #GeorgeGoldner #DooWop #MonsterDooWop #DooWopRules #IDigDooWop #Wax #OldiesMusic #Vinyl #VinylClub #VinylParty #VinylForSale #VinylCollector #Record #RecordClub #RecordJunkie #RecordsForSale #RecordCollector #CrateDigger #NowSpinning

The Beltones were a product of the thriving Jamaica, Queens, doo wop community that also launched the Rivileers, the Deltairs, and the Five Sharps. According to Marv Goldberg’s profile in the December 2000 issue of Discoveries, the quartet was founded in 1954 by lead Andrew Pope, first tenor Clayton “Dickie” Williams, baritone Herb Rooney, and bass Robert Brown — the latter also moonlighted in rival vocal group the Love Larks, and when their career began taking off, Brown exited to join their ranks full-time. With new bass Alva Martin, the Beltones eventually signed to Hull Records, recording their debut single, “I Talk to My Echo,” in the summer of 1956. For reasons unknown Hull did not issue the disc until the following spring, and when it predictably failed to generate much excitement, the label parted ways with the group. By that time, the Love Larks were no more, so Brown returned to the Beltones, prompting Martin’s exit. Brown brought with him fellow Love Larks alum/second tenor Wilbur “Buzzy” Brown (no relation). Soon after, Rooney resigned, and with new baritone George “Buster” Cottman, the Beltones signed to the legendary Old Town label to cut a four-song session in the spring of 1958. While the group mulled a name change to the Symbols, Hull got wind of the session and threatened a breach of contract suit, effectively rendering any moves moot. Old Town shelved the tapes, and although the Beltones continued touring the Queens live circuit for more than a year, in 1960 Pope was called to military duty, and “Buzzy” Brown quit soon after. The remaining trio convinced Rooney to return, adding lead David Banks and changing their name to the Masters. This lineup recorded the 1961 End Records effort “A Man Is Not Supposed to Cry,” followed a year later by “Crying My Heart Out,” originally written by Pope for the Old Town session. In 1962 the Masters dissolved and Rooney joined their sister group, the Masterettes, which as the Exciters later recorded the classic smash “Tell Him.”

1962 45 Rpm Ricky Dee & The Embers WORK OUT On Newton 5001. Vocals By Bobby Arnel. #1962 #45Rpm #RickyDeeAndTheEmbers #Workout #NewtownRecords #Soul #Pop #RockAndRoll #Vinyl #VinylClub #VinylForSale #VinylCollector #Wax #MidCentury #Record #RecordClub #RecordJunkie #RecordsForSale #RecordCollector #CrateDigger #NowSpinning

The Five Satins are best known for the doo wop classic “In the Still of the Night,” a song that was popular enough to make the group one of the most famous doo wop outfits, although they never had another hit of the same magnitude.

 

The origins of The Five Satins lie in the Scarlets, a New Haven, CT, doo wop group led by Fred Parris. the Scarlets formed in 1953, while Parris was still in high school. The group had a local hit with “Dear One” the following year. In 1954, Parris formed The Five Satins with vocalists Al Denby, Ed Martin, and Jim Freeman. Within the next year, Parris had the group record “In the Still of the Night,” a song he had recently written in the basement of a local church. The first single the group released was “In the Still of the Night.” The single was released on Standard Records in the spring of 1956. By the end of the year, it had been leased to Ember and became a huge hit, peaking at number three on the R&B charts and number 25 on the pop charts.

1959 45 Rpm Rocky Hart EVERYDAY On Cub 9052. Pretty Cool Doo Wop Version Of Buddy Holly’s Classic.. #1959 #45Rpm #RockyHart #Everday #CubRecords #BudfyHollyCover #DooWop #DooWopRules #IDigDooWop #Rock #RockAndRoll #fifties #50s #Vinyl #VinylClub #VinylForSale #VinylCollector #Wax #MidCentury #Record #RecordClub #RecordJunkie #RecordsForSale #RecordCollector #CrateDigger #NowSpinning

1963 45 Rpm The Coasters SPEEDO’S BACK IN TOWN On Atco 6287. Originally Recorded By The Cadillacs In 1958 For The Josie Label. Tough One To Find. #1963 #45Rpm #Coasters #SpeedosBackInTown #AtcoRecords #DooWop #DooWopRules #IDigDooWop #RockAndRoll #Sixties #60s #Vinyl #VinylClub #VinylForSale #VinylCollector #Wax #MidCentury #OldiesMusic #Record #RecordClub #RecordJunkie #RecordsForSale #RecordCollector #CrateDigger #NowSpinning