Groupe Doo Wop US formé à Los Angeles (Californie) en 1961, Little Caesar & The Romans comprenait David Caesar Johnson, Leroy Sanders, Johnny O'Simmons et Early Harris. Ils se sont appelé aussi The Cubans et the Upfronts (dont Barry White fit parti) . Ils se sont séparés en 1962.

Near the end of the doo wop era, this Los Angeles group made the Top Ten with the nostalgic "Those Oldies But Goodies (Reminds Me of You)," a piano-based ballad that sounded a bit like a bridge between the Five Satins and Little Anthony & the Imperials. Doo wop's days were numbered when this was a hit in 1961, and indeed the song's title would quickly become a catch-all phrase for rock records of all kinds that had left the charts several years ago. Little Caesar & the Romans went on to record a few singles, and an LP, for Del-Fi in 1961 and 1962, some in a quaint vocal group manner heavily derivative of "Those Oldies But Goodies," others in a rougher, uptempo R&B mold akin to fellow L.A. artists the Olympics. They made the middle of the Top 100 with the dance tune "Hully Gully Again," and topped out at #101 with "Memories of Those Oldies But Goodies," a single that was even more nostalgic than its prototype. The act, which performed in togas for a while, broke up in 1962, partly as a result of a silly dispute between lead vocalist Carl Barnett and David Johnson (who did the spoken bridge of "Those Oldies But Goodies") as to who was the real Little Caesar.

Talents : David Caesar Johnson : Lead - Leroy Sanders : Bass - Johnny O'Simmons : Tenor - Early Harris : Tenor

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

TELL ME (1959) (Cubans)

MARRIED JIVE (1960) (Upfronts)

THOSE  OLDIES BUT GOODIES (1961) (Little Caesar & The Romans)

TWELVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR (1961) (Unissued) (Little Caesar & The Romans)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1959 SP FLASH 133 (US) THE CUBANS - Tell Me / You've Been Gone So Long
1960 SP LUMMTONE 103 (US) THE UPFRONTS - It Took Time / Benny Lou And The Lions
1960 SP LUMMTONE 104 (US) THE UPFRONTS - Too Late To Turn Around / Married Jive
19? SP LUMMTONE 108 (US) THE UPFRONTS - Baby, For Your Love / It Took Time (It Took You)
196? SP HI-NOTE AT 602 (US) CAESER & THE ROMANS - Your True Love / Let The Four Winds Blow
1961 SP DEL-FI 4158 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Those Oldies But Goodies / She Don't Wanna (Dance No More)
1961 SP DEL-FI 4164 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Hully Gully Again / Frankie And Johnny
1961 SP DEL-FI 4166 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Memories Of Those Oldies But Goodies / Fever
1961 SP DEL-FI 4170 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - The Ten Commandments Of Love / C.C. Ryder
1961 SP DEL-FI 4177 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Popeye Once More / Yoyo Yo Yoyo
1977 SP ESSAR 7803 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - We Belong Together / Disco Hully Gully
197? SP LOST NITE LN 204 (US) LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / She Don't Wanna Dance




Unissued Tracks

1959 FLASH unissued THE CUBANS - Oh Miss Dolly
1959 FLASH unissued THE CUBANS - Don't Go Baby
1959 FLASH unissued THE CUBANS - Can't You See
1961 DEL-FI unissued LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Betty Jean
1961 DEL-FI unissued LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Three Weeks Ago Today
1961 DEL-FI unissued LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Twelve Months Of The Year
1961 DEL-FI unissued LITTLE CAESAR & THE ROMANS - Memories

Albums

1961 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-218 (US) THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES - VOLUME 1 - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / I Need You So / Ten Commandments Of Love / Little Star / Adorable / Memories Of Those Oldies But Goodies / Hully Gully Again / Work With Me Annie-Annie Had A Baby / Searchin' / Fever / C C Rider
03/1998 CD DEL-FI 71262 (US) TOGA ! TOGA ! TOGA ! - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / She Don't Wanna Dance / I Need You So / Ten Commandments Of Love / C.C. Rider / Little Star / Adorable / Memories Of Those Oldies But Goodies / Fever / Popeye One More Time / YoYo Yo YoYo / Hully Gully Again / Frankie And Johnny / Work With Me Annie - Annie Had A Baby / Searchin' / Quarter To Three / Twelve Months Of The Year / Memories / Betty Jean / Three Weeks Ago Today
05/2006 CD COLLECTABLES 9986 (US) THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) / Memories Of Those Oldies But Goodies / Ten Commandments Of Love / Fever / Betty Jean / Hully Gully Again / I Need You So / Three Weeks Ago Today / Popeye One More Time / Adorable

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