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

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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Talents : Cornelius "Nini" Harp : Lead, Guitar - Ronald "Bingo" Mundy : First Tenor - Gene Bricker : Second Tenor & after Walt Maddox : Second Tenor - Richard Knauss : Baritone & after  Allen Johnson : Baritone - Fred Johnson : Bass

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

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BLUE MOON (1961)

Summertime (1961)

You Are My Sunshine (1961)

HEARTACHES (1961)

FRIENDLY LOANS (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

02/1961 SP COLPIX CP-186 (US) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love
05/1961 SP COLPIX CP-196 (US) . Teeter Totter Love / Summertime
09/1961 SP COLPIX CP-606 (US) . You Are My Sunshine / Find Another Fool
10/1961 SP COLPIX CP 612 (US)
Heartaches / My Love For You
11/1961 SP COLPIX CP 617 (US) Merry Twist-Mas / Don't Cry For Me This Christmas
1961 SP COLPIX CP 15011 (DK) Merry Twist-Mas / Don't Cry For Me This Christmas
1961 SP COLPIX CP 15014 (DK) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love
1961 SP COLPIX CP 15017 (DK) Heartaches / My Love For You
1961 SP COLPIX CP 04013 (I) Over The Rainbow / Summertime
1961 EP COLPIX CPS 857 (F) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / + SKYLINERS
1961 EP COLPIX CPS 858 (F) BLUE MOON - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / I'll Be Forever Loving You / Sunday Kind Of Love
1961 EP COLPIX CPS 859 (F) Over The Rainbow / A Fallen Tear / Sweet Was The Wine / Teeter Totter Love
1961 EP COLPIX CPS 860 (F) TWIST - Heartaches / My Love For You / Merry Twistmas / Don't Cry For Me This Christmas
1961 EP COLPIX CP 807 (S) BLUE MOON - Blue Moon   / Goodbye To Love / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow
1961 EP COLPIX CP 808 (S) Heartaches - Heartaches / My Love For You / You Are My Sunshine / Find Another Fool
1961 EP COLPIX 17.141 (S) Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love (Adiós Al Amor) / Sweet Was The Wine (Dulce Era El Vino) / Over The Rainbow (Sobre El Arco Iris)
1961 EP COLPIX 17.185 (S)

Teeter Tooter Love / Find Another Fool / Summertime / You Are My Sunshine

1961 EP Discophon ‎27.052 (S)

THE TWIST - Alegre Twist (Merry Twist-Mas) (The Marcels) / Penas Del Corazón (Heartaches) (The Marcels) / Twist De Mama Oca (Mother Goose Twist) (Oliver & The Twisters) / Locomocion Twist (Locomotion Twist) (Oliver & The Twisters)

1961 ? EP COLPIX ED-159 (MEX) Blue Moon - Los Marcels Vol. II - Quiero Ser El Mero Mero (I Wanna Be The Leader) / Un Beso Mas (One Last Kiss) / Aquella Vieja Magia Negra (That Old Black Magic) / Dulce Era El Vino (Sweet Was The Wine)
01/1962 SP COLPIX CP 624 (US) . My Melancholy Baby / Really Need Your Love
02/1962 SP COLPIX CP 629 (US) . Footprints In The Sand / Twistin' Fever
05/1962 SP COLPIX CP 640 (US) . Flower Pot / Hold On
08/1962 SP COLPIX CP 651 (US) . Loved Her The Whole Week Through / Friendly Loans
09/1962 SP COLPIX CP 665 (US) . Allright, Okay, You Win / Lollipop Baby
1962 EP Discophon ‎27.102 (S)

HITS - My Melancholy Baby / Flowerpot / Twistin' Fever / Footprints In The Sand

03/1963 SP COLPIX CP 683 (US) . Don't Turn Your Back On Me / That Old Black Magic
05/1963 SP COLPIX CP 687 (US) . Give Me Back Your Love / I Wanna Be The Leader
07/1963 SP COLPIX CP 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
02/1964 SP COLPIX CX 42.904 (NL) Allright, Okay, You Win / Lollipop Baby
1964 SP 888 101 (US) .

How Deep Is The Ocean / Lonely Boy

04/1967 SP Chartbound 009 (US) .

Letter Full Of Tears / Tell Me

1968 SP ERIC 113 (US) . Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love
1968 SP ERIC 114 (US) . Summertime / Heartaches  
1973 SP QUEEN BEE QBE 47001 (US) .

In The Still Of The Night / High On A Hill

1975 SP MONOGRAM M-112 (US) . A Fallen Tear / I'll Be Forever Loving You
1975 SP ST. CLAIR STC-13711 (US) .

Fabulous Marcels - That Lucky Old Sun / (You Gave Me) Peace Of Mind

1978 SP All Ears 810085XB49 (US) . Blue Moon / Clap Your Hands (When I Clap My Hands)
1979 SP EMI 2C 008-61.577 (F) Blue Moon (The MARCELS) / Wooly Bully (Sam The Sham)
1980 SP Imperial Internacional ‎SGR-104 (S) Gran Promocion Seven Up – 2  - Let's Twist Again (Chubby CHECKER) / Blue Moon (The MARCELS)
1982 SP Super M SM 232 (US) .

Walt Maddox & The Marcels - A Letter Full Of Tears / How Do You Speak To An Angel

1983 SP Super M 30427 (US) . Walt Maddox & The Marcels - Blue Moon / Send In The Clowns (Walt Maddox)
1987 SP PRT ‎6.14997 (DE) BIG HITS 1955-65 - Blue Moon (The MARCELS) / Venus In Blue Jeans (Mark WYNTER)
1988 SP Want List WL-1 (US) .

Bells / One Last Kiss

1991 SP Red Dog Express RD45-504 (US) . Blue Moon (The MARCELS) / Love Power (The Sandpebbles)
1993 78 t. RHINO 16 (US) (promo) Blue Moon / Heartaches
199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 0287 (US) . Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love
199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 0288 (US) . Summertime / Teeter Totter Love
199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 0290 (US) . My Melancholy Baby / Don't Cry For Me This Christmas
199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 0292 (US) . That Old Black Magic / One Last Kiss
199? SP COLLECTABLES COL 0293 (US) . I Wanna Be The Leader / Never Stop Loving You
19?? SP GIP ‎4118 (NL) GOLDEN HIT-PARADE - Blue Moon / Heartaches
???? SP CYCLE CY-2001 (US) . Crazy Bells In My Heart / A Sunday Kind Of Love












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
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 (EUR) RARE ITEMS - One Last Kiss / Twistin' Fever / In The Still Of The Night / Don't Cry For Christmas / Lollipop Baby / Don't Turn Your Back On Me / Most Of All / Sunday Kind Of Love / Give Me Back Your Word / Goodbye To Love / Peace Of Mind / A Fallen Tear / Over The Rainbow / I'll Be Forever Lovin' You / Two People In The World / That Lucky Old Sun / Really Need Your Love
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
1993 2 CD Sequel NED CD 264 (UK) 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 / Allright, Okay, You Win / My Love For You / Don't Cry For Me This Xmas / Merry Twistmas / 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 COLCD 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
2010 CD Cat King Cole ‎1018 (US) Walt Maddox And The Marcels - Jitterbug (The Blanders) / Desert Sands (The Blanders) / Let's Fall In Love (Walt MADDOX) / The Greatest Love (Walt MADDOX) / Would I (Walt MADDOX) / Pinch Me (Walt MADDOX) / At The End (Of A Rainbow) (Walt MADDOX) / Sweet Sweetheart (Walt MADDOX) / Kiss An Angel (Walt MADDOX) / First Formal (Walt MADDOX) / Why (Walt MADDOX) / Make It With You (Walt MADDOX) / Never My Love (Walt MADDOX) / I've Got My Own Thing Going (Walt MADDOX) / A Letter Full Of Tears ('82 version) (Walt MADDOX & The MARCELS) / Lonely Boy (The MARCELS feat. WALT) / How Deep Is The Ocean (Walt MADDOX & The MARCELS) / Blue Moon ('72 Version) (Walt MADDOX & The MARCELS) / Clap Your Hands (Walt MADDOX & The MARCELS) / Comes Love (The MARCELS feat. Walt) / Your Red Wagon (The MARCELS feat. Walt) / Tell Me (The MARCELS feat. Walt) / How Do You Speak To An Angel (Walt MADDOX & The MARCELS) / Let's Go To Bed Early And Stay Up All Night (Walt MADDOX) / Bridges To Cross (Walt MADDOX)
09/2013 CD Jasmine JASCD 267 (UK) Blue Moons, Heartaches & Melancholy Babes - Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love / Summertime / Teeter Totter 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 / A Sunday Kind Of Love / Crazy Bells / You Are My Sunshine / Find Another Fool / Heartaches / My Love For You / Merry Twist-Mas / Don't Cry For Me This Christmas / My Melancholy Baby / Really Need Your Love / Footprints In The Sand / Twistin' Fever / Flowerpot / Hold On / Blue Heartaches / Friendly Loans / Loved Her the Whole Week Through / Alright, Ok, You Win / Lollipop Baby / That Old Black Magic / Don't Turn Your Back On Me

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