Groupe Doo Wop US formé en 1959 à Los Angelès (Californie) et composé de Jimmy Stephens, Richard Clasky, Sheldon Breier (décédé le 24 Décembre 1999), Marvin Rosenberg, Joe Wise & Harris Levey. Ils ont aussi enregistré sous le nom de Enchanters, Dories, Angels et Suddens.

Led by Jimmy Stephens, the light-singing Safaris hit the first time out with "Image of a Girl" (number seven Billboard) in 1960 on Eldo Records, but the So Cal based group never had another one. The calypso-ish, amateurish "Girl With the Story in Her Eyes" looked promising before it withered off the map. And "In the Still of the Night" and "Soldier of Fortune" (1961 releases) didn't attract any attention. Severing their ties with Eldo, the Safaris released "Legion of the Lost" in 1961 on Image Records. It was promptly lost in space as far as record buyers and DJs mattered. Late that same year, a final single by them came out, not as the Safaris, but as the Suddens. "Childish Ways" b/w "Garden of Love," which also served as the B-Side of "Legion of the Lost," dropped on Sudden Records and reached obscurity faster than a computer purchase. A remake of "Image of a Girl" provided Mark Wynter with a number 11 hit in the U.K. in 1962. After maybe two years of recording, the Safaris/Suddens became chapter members of the where are they now club society. "Girl With the Story..." is a popular item among oldie collectors.

Style musical : Doo Wop

TOUCH OF LOVE (1959) (Enchanters)

A Lover's Poem (from Him) (1959) (Angels)

IMAGE OF A GIRL (1960) (Safaris)

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (1960) (Safaris)

CHILDISH WAYS (1961) (Suddens)

DREAM GIRL (1961) (Suddens)

Stompin' Sh-Boom (1962) (Dories)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1959 SP ORBIT R 532 (US) .

ENCHANTERS - Touch Of Love / Cafe Bohemian

08/1959 SP DORE 528 (US) . DORIES - I Loved Him So / Tragedy Of Love
10/1959 SP TAWNY 101 (US) . A Lover's Poem (from Him) (ANGELS) / A Lover's Poem (from Her) (Bilijean & The Angels)
08/1960 SP DORE 556 (US) . DORIES - Don't Jump / They Go Ape
05/1960 SP ELDO 101 (US) . SAFARIS - Image Of A Girl / 4 Steps To Love
09/1960 SP ELDO 105 (US) . SAFARIS - The Girl With The Story In Her Eyes / Summer Nights
11/1960 SP ELDO 110 (US) . SAFARIS - Shadows / In The Still Of The Night
1961 SP ELDO 113 (US) . SAFARIS - Garden Of Love / Soldier Of Fortune
1961 SP SUDDEN S-103 (US) . SUDDENS - Childish Ways / China Love
03/1962 SP DORE 629 (US) . DORIES - Stompin' Sh-Boom / Breakup
1963 SP Valiant 6033 (US) . SUDDENS - That's where the difference lies / Funny that happened
08/1963 SP Valiant 6036 (US) . SAFARIS - Kick Out / Lonely Surf Guitar
10/1964 SP OLD HIT 5007 (US) . SAFARIS - Image Of A Girl / 4 Steps To Love
1989 SP DEE JAY 203 (US) SAFARIS - My Image of a girl is you / C'mon Everybody 








Albums

1998 CD VULTURE VULT 2001 (US) IMAGES OF A GIRL - In The Still Of The Nite / Shadows / Summer Nights / The Girl With The Story In Her Eyes / Image Of A Girl / Four Steps To Love / China Love (The SUDDENS) / Childish Ways (The SUDDENS) / Garden Of Love  / Soldier Of Fortune / C'mon Everybody / My Image Of A Girl Was You / Touch Of Love (The ENCHANTERS) / I Loved Him So (The DORIES) / Spare Time / Dream Girl (The SUDDENS) / Tragedy Of Love (The DORIES) / Come Up In The World (The FOUR-EVERS) / That's Where Differences Lie / Legion Of The Lost / Garden Of Love / Crying In The Chapel (demo) / Beach Comber / That's Where Differences Lie / Dream Girl
06/2011 CD CRYSTAL BALL ? (US) IMAGES OF A GIRL - In The Still Of The Nite / Shadows / Summer Nights / The Girl With The Story In Her Eyes / Image Of A Girl / Four Steps To Love / China Love (The SUDDENS) / Childish Ways (The SUDDENS) / Garden Of Love  / Soldier Of Fortune / C'mon Everybody / My Image Of A Girl Was You / Touch Of Love (The ENCHANTERS) / I Loved Him So (The DORIES) / Spare Time / Dream Girl (The SUDDENS) / Tragedy Of Love (The DORIES) / Come Up In The World (The FOUR-EVERS) / That's Where Differences Lie / Legion Of The Lost / Garden Of Love / Crying In The Chapel (demo) / Beach Comber / That's Where Differences Lie / Dream Girl
2011 CD CRYSTAL BALL 1090 (US) JIMMY SPEPHENS AND THE SAFARIS - VOLUME TWO - Image Of A Girl / When A Star Falls (previously unreleased) / Baby Give (previously unreleased) / A Place For Me (previously unreleased) / A Lovers Poem (From Him) - As the Angels / Love Dreams  / One Night Of Love (previously unreleased) / The Wall (previously unreleased) / Seven Days Of Love (previously unreleased) / Road Of Love (previously unreleased) / Congratulations / Fire With Fire (previously unreleased) / Dream Baby (previously unreleased) / There Stood a Man (previously unreleased) / A Funny Thing Happened / Drifling (previously unreleased) / Kathleen (previously unreleased) / True Love (previously unreleased) / King Of Wealth (previously unreleased) / My Image Of A Girl Was You / The Lovers (previously unreleased) / Image Of A Girl -(Otis WILLIAMS & His CHARMS) /  Bonus Tracks : Image Of A Boy (Meredith McRAE) / Image Of A Girl (The TORQUAYS) / Image Of A Boy (Vi AULIO & the PULSATIONS)

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