Groupe US de Doo Wop originaire de Queens (New York), formé en 1955. Les "Cleftones" comprenaient : Herb Cox, Warren Corbin, Charlie James, William McClain et Berman Patterson. Ils ont enregistré entre 1956 et 1961 pour Gee Records.

Formed in Queens, NY, in 1955, the Cleftones consisted of five friends from Jamaica High School -- Herb Cox, Warren Corbin, Charlie James, William McClain, and Berman Patterson. Originally signed to Gee, the group released its first single, "You Baby You," late in 1955; an up-tempo doo wop song, the record became a regional hit. "Little Girl of Mine," the Cleftones' second single, broke nationally, charting at number eight R&B and number 57 pop in 1956; two other similar singles, "Can't We Be Sweethearts" and "String Around My Heart," were released the same year, yet they failed to attract national attention. "See You Next Year," a ballad the group recorded in 1957, did not earn the group an audience outside of New York. Two years later, McClain left the group and was replaced by Gene Pearson from the Rivileers. Patricia Spann was also added to the Cleftones' lineup that year, which helped nudge the band away from traditional group-oriented doo wop harmonies and toward a Vocals sound that was dominated by the lead Vocalss. In 1961, the Cleftones realized the potential of the sound with their smash hit version of the standard "Heart and Soul"; it became the group's biggest hit, reaching number 18 on both pop and R&B charts. Later that year, the group had another hit with "For Sentimental Reasons," but the band had reached a peak with "Heart and Soul" and were never able to reach those heights again. The Cleftones broke up in 1964, three years after their greatest success.

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Talents : Herb : Leader - Warren : Bass - Charlie : First Tenor - William : Bariton - Berman : Second Tenor

Style musical : Doo Wop

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LITTLE GIRL OF MINE (1956)

CAN'T WE BE SWEETHEARTS (1956)

SHE'S SO FINE (1958)

HEART AND SOUL (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1955 SP GEE 1000 (US) You Baby You / I Was Dreaming
1956 SP GEE 1011 (US) Little Girl Of Mine / You're Driving Me Mad
1956 SP GEE 1016 (US) Can't We Be Sweethearts / Neki-Hokey
1956 SP GEE 1025 (US) String Around My Heart / Happy Memorie
1956 SP GEE 1031 (US) Why You Do Me Like You Do / Three Wishes (The HARPTONES)
1957 SP GEE 1038 (US) See You Next Year / ?
1958 SP GEE 1041 (US) What Did I Do That Was Wrong / Hey Babe
1958 SP ROULETTE 4094 (US) She's So Fine / Trudy
1958 SP GEE 1048 (US) Lover Boy / Beginners At love
1959 SP ROULETTE 4161 (US) Mish Mash Baby / Cuzin Casanova
1960 SP ROULETTE 4302 (US) She's Gone / Shadows Of The Very Last Row
1961 SP GEE 1064 (US) Heart And Soul / How Do You Feel
1961 SP GEE 1067 (US) (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / 'Deed I Do
1961 SP GEE 1074 (US) Earth Angel / Blues In The Night
1961 SP GEE 1077 (US) Again / Do You
1962 SP GEE 1079 (US) Lover Come Back To Me / There She Goes
1962 SP GEE 1080 (US) How Deep Is The Ocean / Some Kinda Blue
1992 SP COLLECTABLES 8103 (US) Little Girl Of Mine
1992 SP COLLECTABLES 8145 (US) Heart And Soul


Unissued track

1957 Unissued track Honey Bun

Albums

1961 LP 12" GEE SGLP-705 (US) HEART AND SOUL - Heart And Soul / How Do You Feel / 100 Pounds Of Clay / Please Say You Want Me / Can't We Be Sweethearts / Time Is Running Out On Our Love / Little Girl Of Mine / Heavenly Father / Glory Of Love / You And I Can Climb / You Baby You / String Around My Heart
1962 LP 12" GEE SGLP-707 (US) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - For Sentimental Reasons / Blues In The Night / Red Sails In The Sunset / She's Gone / Vacation In The Mountains / My Babe / Earth Angel / Deed I Do / Shadows On The Very Last Row / What Did I Do That Was Wrong / Hey Babe / Leave My Woman Alone
05/1990 CD RHINO R2 70951 (US) THE BEST OF THE CLEFTONES - You Baby You / Little Girl Of Mine / You're Driving Me Mad / Can't We Be Sweethearts / Neki-Hokey / Happy Memories / String Around My Heart / Why You Do Me Like You Do / I Like Your Style Of Making Love / See You Next Year / She's So Fine / Heart And Soul / How Do You Feel / For Sentimental Reasons / bonus tracks : Lover Boy / Beginners At Love / Please Say You Want Me / Lover Come Back To Me
02/1992 2 CD COLLECTABLES 8806 (US) FOR COLLECTORS ONLY :
CD 1 : Little Girl Of Mine / Since We Fell In Love / Neki Hokey / Please Say You Want Me / I Was Dreaming / Honey Bun / String Around My Heart / She's Gone / Can't We Be Sweethearts [alternate version] / Shadows On The Very Last Row / Heart And Soul / She's So Fine / Earth Angel / Why You Do Me Like You Do / You're Driving Me Mad / Red Sails In The Sunset / For Sentimental Reasons / Slippin' And Slidin' / How Do You Feel
CD 2 : There She Goes / 10 Pair Of Shoes / You Baby You / Lover Boy / Cuzin' Casanova / Glory Of Love / Just Like You And Me / Trudy / Time Is Running Out On Our Love / Can't We Be Sweethearts / Heavenly Father / Happy Memories / Beginners At Love / Cool It, Fool / Again / You And I Can Climb / After The Dance / Neki Hokey [alternate version] / I Like Your Style Of Making Love / See You Next Year
06/1998 CD WESTSIDE 546 (UK) HEART AND SOUL / FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - Heart And Soul / How Do You Feel / 100 Pounds Of Clay / Please Say You Want Me / Can't We Be Sweethearts / Time Is Running Out On Our Love / Little Girl Of Mine / Heavenly Father / Glory Of Love / You And I Can Climb / You Baby You / String Around My Heart / For Sentimental Reasons / Blues In The Night / Red Sails In The Sunset / She's Gone / Vacation In The Mountains / My Babe / Earth Angel / Deed I Do / Shadows On The Very Last Row / What Did I Do That Was Wrong / Hey Babe / Leave My Woman Alone
07/2007 CD COLLECTABLES COL-7864 (US) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - Little Girl Of Mine / Heart And Soul / You Baby You / Can't We Be Sweethearts / You're Driving Me Mad / Happy Memories / Why You Do Me Like You Do / Lover Boy / Neki-Hokey / String Around My Heart / I Like Your Style Of Making Love / Since We Fell In Love / I Was Dreaming / For Sentimental Reasons / Trudy / Beginners At Love / She's So Fine / Shadows Of The Very Last Row / Please Say You Want Me / Earth Angel / The Glory Of Love / How Do You Feel / Again / Lover Come Back To Me / See You Next Year
07/2009 CD COLLECTABLES 1372 (US) THE CADILLACS MEET THE CLEFTONES - Speedoo (CADILLACS) / The Girl I Love (CADILLACS) / Woe Is Me (CADILLACS) / Zoom (CADILLACS) / Gloria (CADILLACS) / Heart & Soul (CLEFTONES) / Can't We Be Sweethearts (CLEFTONES) / Little Girl Of Mine (CLEFTONES) / You Baby You (CLEFTONES) / Why Do You Do Me Like You Do (CLEFTONES)

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