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Lee Andrews & The Hearts - 100% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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The Dubs - 99% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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The original members of this vocal group from Harlem, New York, USA, were lead Richard Blandon, first tenor Billy Carlisle, tenor Cleveland Still, baritone James ‘Jake’ Miller, and bass Thomas Gardner. They came together in 1957 and were an amalgamation of members of two previous groups. Blandon and Carlisle had previously been with the Five Wings who had recorded for Read more

The Nutmegs - 94% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Nutmegs comprised lead Leroy Griffin, first tenor James ‘Sonny’ Griffin, second tenor James Tyson, baritone Billy Emery and bass Leroy McNeil. The group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1954. The Nutmegs are famed for just two records, ‘Story Untold’ (number 2 R&B) and the follow-up, ‘Ship Of Love’ (number 13 R&B), both fro Read more

The HeartBeats - 91% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This doo-wop vocal quartet was formed in Queens, New York, USA, in 1954, originally named simply the Hearts. Three of the band members, Albert Crump (lead), Wally Roker (bass) and Vernon Sievers (baritone), met while attending Woodrow Wilson High School. They completed the line-up with Robbie Tatum from a neighbouring school. They acquired a new lead in the shape of James Shepp Read more

Shep & The Limelites - 90% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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R&B vocal group hailing from New York City, USA. James Sheppard (c.1936, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970, Long Island, New York, USA) was lead and songwriter successively for two R&B groups, the Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites. He created the first ‘song cycle’ (i.e., a string of songs constituting a musical and literary unit) Read more

The Fiestas - 85% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Formed in Newark, New Jersey, USA, c.1958, the Fiestas were known for their R&B hit ‘So Fine’, released on Old Town Records the following year. The group consisted of Tommy Bullock (lead vocals), Eddie Morris (tenor), Sam Ingalls (baritone) and Preston Lane (bass). Two conflicting stories about the group’s signing to Old Town have circulated throughout the ye Read more

The Mystics - 85% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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This rock ‘n’ roll vocal ensemble came from Brooklyn, New York, USA. The members were brothers Phil (lead) and Albee Cracolici (baritone), Bob Ferrante (first tenor), George Galfo (second tenor), and Allie Contrera (bass). The Mystics helped popularize the Italian-American doo-wop sound that came out of New York City in the early 60s, but like many such groups they di Read more

The Elegants - 81% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Formed in the mid-50s in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA, the Elegants were a white doo-wop group. They achieved a US number 1 single, ‘Little Star’, in 1958, only to disappear from the charts permanently thereafter. The group was comprised of lead vocalist Vito Picone (17 March 1940), Carman Romano (b. 17 August 1939), James Moschella (b. 10 May 1938), Read more

The Solitaires - 75% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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From Harlem, New York, USA, the Solitaires, like no other vocal group of the 50s, sang lushly harmonized doo-wop with a dreamy romantic feeling, and rank as one of the great groups of the 50s. Formed in 1953, the group originally comprised veterans of the doo-wop scene and consisted of lead Herman Curtis (ex-Vocaleers), tenor Buzzy Willis and bass Pat Gaston (both ex-Crows), te Read more

Johnnie & Joe - 70% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n Read more

The Dreamlovers - 69% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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Formed as the Romances in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1956, the Dreamlovers notched up two claims to fame: their own US Top 10 doo-wop ballad, 1961’s ‘When We Get Married’, and their role as Chubby Checker’s back-up group on his top-selling dance hit ‘The Twist’. The quintet initially comprised lead vocalist William Johnson, tenor Tommy Ric Read more

The Danleers - 66% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Comedy Vocals
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This R&B vocal group from Brooklyn, New York, USA, comprised Jimmy Weston (lead), Johnny Lee (first tenor), Willie Ephraim (second tenor), Nathaniel McCune (baritone) and Roosevelt Mays (bass). In 1957, the Danleers signed with composer/manager Danny Webb, who took the group and one of his songs, ‘One Summer Night’, to Amp-3 Records. ‘One Summer Night’ c Read more

Don & Juan - 65% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Don And Juan were a US R&B vocal duo who recorded one Top 10 ballad that has since become a doo-wop classic: ‘What’s Your Name’ (1962). Don (Roland Trone) and Juan (b. Claude Johnson) were members of a vocal quartet called the Genies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1959 the Genies released the up-tempo single ‘Who’s That Knockin’’, which Read more

The Turbans - 63% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock World Music R&B / Soul Jazz
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This Philadelphia R&B group comprised Al Banks (Andrew Banks, 26 July 1937, d. 1977; lead), Matthew Pratt (tenor), Charles Williams (baritone) and Andrew ‘Chet’ Jones (bass). The Turbans have gone down in rock ‘n’ roll history as proverbial one-hit-wonders for their Mambo beat classic, ‘When You Dance’ (US R&B number 3 and pop number 33 Read more

The Charts - 59% match to The Jive Five

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
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