Groupe vocal multiracial US originaire de Pittsburg (Pennsylvanie), les "Marcels" ont enregistré au début des années soixante pour Colpix Records. Le groupe comprenait: Richard F.Knauss, Gene J.Bricker, Fred Johnson, Cornelius Harp et Ronald Mundy.

This Pittsburgh ensemble deserved a much better fate than being known primarily for a novelty-tinged cover of "Blue Moon." Baritone vocalist Richard F. Knauss teamed with Fred Johnson, Gene J. Bricker, Ron Mundy, and lead vocalist Cornelius Harp, an integrated ensemble. They named themselves after Harp's hairstyle, the marcel. The group did a string of covers as demo tapes that were sent to Colpix. The label's A&R director had them cut several oldies at RCA's New York studios in 1961, one of them being "Blue Moon." They used the bass intro arrangement from the Cadillacs' "Zoom" and the results were a huge hit. It eventually topped both the pop and R&B charts, and also was an international smash. The group eventually appeared in the film Twist Around the Clock with Dion and Chubby Checker. They eventually recorded an 18-cut LP for Colpix. Alan Johnson and Walt Maddox later replaced Knauss and Gene Bricker, making them an all-black unit. The group did score another Top Ten pop single with "Heartaches," another cover of a pre-rock single. This peaked at number seven pop and number 19 R&B in 1961. They continued recording on Kyra, Queen Bee, St. Clair, Rocky, and Monogram with varying lineups, but never again equaled their past success.

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Style musical : Doo Wop, Early Rhythm 'n' Blues

BLUE MOON

FRIENDLY LOANS

HEARTACHES

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

02/1961 SP COLPIX 186 (US) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love
1961 SP PYE 7N 25073 (UK) . Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love
05/1961 SP COLPIX 196 (US) . Teeter Totter Love / Summertime
1961 SP PYE 7N 25083 (UK) . Teeter Totter Love / Summertime
09/1961 SP COLPIX 606 (US) . You Are My Sunshine / Find Another Fool
1961 SP PYE 7N 25105 (UK) . You Are My Sunshine / Find Another Fool
10/1961 SP COLPIX 612 (US)
Heartaches / My Love For You
11/1961 SP COLPIX 617 (US) . Don't Cry For Me This Xmas / Merry Twist-Mas
1961 EP COLPIX 857 (F) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / + SKYLINERS
1961 EP COLPIX 858 (F) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Sunday Kind Of Love
1961 EP COLPIX 859 (F) Over The Rainbow / A Fallen Tear / Sweet Was The Wine / Teeter Totter Love
1961 EP COLPIX 860 (F) Heartaches / My Love For You / Merry Twistmas / Don't Cry For Me This Christmas
01/1962 SP COLPIX 624 (US) . My Melancholy Baby / Really Need Your Love
1962 SP PYE 7N 25124 (UK) . My Melancholy Baby / Really Need Your Love
02/1962 SP COLPIX 629 (US) . Footprints In The Sand / Twistin' Fever
05/1962 SP COLPIX 640 (US) . Flower Pot / Hold On
05/1962 SP COLPIX 651 (US) . Hold On / ?
08/1962 SP COLPIX 651 (US) . Loved Her The Whole Week Through / Friendly Loans
09/1962 SP COLPIX 665 (US) . Allright, Okay, You Win / Lollipop Baby
03/1963 SP COLPIX 683 (US) . Don't Turn Your Back On Me / That Old Black Magic
05/1963 SP COLPIX 687 (US) . Give Me Back Your Love / I Wanna Be The Leader
1963 SP PYE 7N 25201 (UK) . Give Me Back Your Love / I Wanna Be The Leader
07/1963 SP COLPIX 694 (US) . One Last Kiss / Teeter Tooter Love
07/1963 EP COLPIX 8002 (F) Give Me Back Your Love / Don't Turn Your Back On Me / I Wanna Be The Leader / That Old Black Magic

Albums

1961 LP 12" COLPIX CP-416 (US) BLUE MOON - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Sweet Was The Wine / Peace Of Mind / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Two People In The World / Most Of All / Teeter Totter Love / Sunday Kinds Of Love / Crazy Bells
1963 LP 12" COLPIX ? (US) THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC AND 12 OTHER GREAT SONGS - Just Because / Taint Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do / Heartaches / I'm Walking Through Heaven With You / Trouble In Mind / Ooh Look A There Ain't She Pretty / That Old Black Magic / Please Come Back / You Always Hurt The One You Love / Did You Ever / My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Sway / The Wayward Wind Twist
1975 ? LP 12" COLPIX CP 520 (US) HEARTACHES - Heartaches / Allright, Okay, You Win / My Melancholy Baby / Friendley Loans / You Are My Sunshine / That Old Black Magic / Summertime / Blue Moon / Sweet Was The Wine / Teeter Totter Love / Crazy Bells / Honestly Sincere / I Wanna Be The Leader / Loved Her The Whole Week Through / Hold On / Merry Twist-Mas / Flowerpot / Footprints In The Sand / Find Another Fool / I'll Never Stop Loving You
1975 ? LP 12" COLPIX CP 521 (US) RARE ITEMS
1979 LP 12" EMUS 12041 (US) BLUE MOON - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Sweet Was The Wine / Peace Of Mind / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Two People In The World / Most Of All / Teeter Totter Love / Sunday Kinds Of Love / Crazy Bells
1986 LP 12" MURRAY HILL 000229 (US) THE BEST OF THE MARCELS - Blue Moon / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Blue Heartaches / Find Another Fool / Footprints In The Sand / My Melancholy Baby / My Love For You / Heartaches / Loved Her The Whole Week Through / That Old Black Magic / Goodbye To Love / Summertime / Friendly Loans / Alright Okay You Win
1990 CD ? (I) BLUE MOON - Blue Moon / Heartaches / Allright, Okay, You Win / My Melacholy Baby / Friendly Loans / That Old Black Magic / Summertime / Love Her The Whole Week Trough / Find Another Fool / I'll Be Forever Loving You / My Love For You / One Last Kiss / Footprints In The Sand / Goodbye To Love / Honestly Sincere / Sweet Was The Wine / Teeter Totter Love / You Are My Sunshine / Crazy Bells / I Wanna Be The Leader / Hold On / Flowerpot / I'll Never Stop Loving You / Really Need Your Love / Over The Rainbow
04/1990 CD RHINO R2 70953 (US) THE BEST OF THE MARCELS - Blue Moon / I'll Be Forever Loving You / I Wanna Be The Leader / That Old Black Magic / Honestly Sincere / Footprints In The Sand / Summertime / Heartaches / Alright Okay You Win / Goodbye To Love / Find Another Fool / My Melancholy Baby / Sweet Was The Wine / One Last Kiss / Friendly Loans / Crazy Bells / Blue Heartaches / Over The Rainbow
1992 CD RELIC 7030 (US) SUMMERTIME - Zoom / A Sunday Kind Of Love / Teeter Totter Love / Over The Rainbow / I Could Have Danced All Night / Summertime / Where There's A Will / Why Do You Have To Go? / I Put The Bomp / That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) / (You Gave Me) Peace Of Mind / Spanish Harlem / Save The Last Dance For Me / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Two People In The World / Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart / Got A Job / Stormy Weather / When I'm With You / For Your Precious Love / That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) / Close Your Eyes / Soul Dinner / (You Gave Me) Peace Of Mind
04/1995 2 CD SEQUEL NED264 (US) THE COMPLETE COLPIX SESSIONS :
CD 1 : Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Loved Her The Whole Week Through / Peace Of Mind / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Most Of All / A Sunday Kind Of Love / Two People In The World / Sweet Was The Wine / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow / Crazy Bells / Teeter Totter Love / Hold On / Footprints In The Sand / You Are My Sunshine / Find Another Fool / Summertime / Flower Pot
CD 2 : Heartaches / All Right, Okay, You Win / My Love For You / Don't Cry For Me This Xmas / Merry Twist-Mas / Twistin' Fever / My Melancholy Baby / Really Need Your Love / Don't Turn Your Back On Me / That Old Black Magic / Give Me Back Your Love / Tell Them About It / Baby Where Y'Been / I Wanna Be The Leader / Friendly Loans / Blue Heartaches / Lollipop Baby / One Last Kiss / Honestly Sincere
07/2005 CD EMI 3313602 (UK) THE BEST OF THE MARCELS - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Sweet Was The Wine / Peace Of Mind / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Two People In The World / Most Of All / Teeter Totter Love / Sunday Kind Of Love / Crazy Bells / Summertime / My Melancholy Baby / Friendly Loans / That Old Black Magic / Twistin' Fever / You Are My Sunshine / Flower Pot / Blue Heartaches / Footprints In The Sand / Give Me Back Your Love / Find Another Fool / Heartaches / Alright Okay You Win
07/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 9919 (US) BLUE MOON - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Teeter Totter Love / Crazy Bells / Find Another Fool / Love Her The Whole Week Through / Over The Rainbow / Summertime / My Love For You / I Wanna Be The Leader
07/2007 CD COLLECTABLES 7823 (US) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - Blue Moon / Heartaches / Goodbye To Love / Crazy Bells / Summertime / Love Her The Whole Week Through / You Gave Me Peace Of Mind / I'll Be Forever Loving You / A Sunday Kind Of Love / Find Another Fool / I Wanna Be The Leader / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow / Teeter Totter Love / You Are My Sunshine / My Love For You / Blue Heartaches / Friendly Loans / Most Of All / Two People In The World / Sweet Was The Wine / Allright, Okay, You Win / My Melancholy Baby / Lollipop Baby / Flowerpot
07/2009 CD COLLECTABLES 1378 (US) THE MARCELS MEET THE AVONS - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Teeter Totter Love / Crazy Bells / Summertime / Baby / You Are So Close To Me / Our Love Will Never End / Whisper (Softly) / Bonnie

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