Groupe Doo Wop US de Harlen (New York).

Best remembered for their hit "Walking Along," Harlem doo wop group the Solitaires was formed in 1953 by ex-Vocaleer Herman Curtis in tandem with tenor Buzzy Willis and bass Pat Gaston, who together previously teamed in the Crows. Three former members of the Mello-Moods -- tenor Monte Owens, baritone Bobby Baylor, and pianist Bobby Williams -- completed the founding lineup, which soon signed with the Old Town label to issue a series of lushly atmospheric local hits including "Wonder Why," "Blue Valentine," and a cover of Bing Crosby's "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You." With Curtis' 1955 exit, new lead Milton Love (formerly of the Concords) steered the Solitaires to greater success with "The Wedding," followed in 1956 by the lovely "The Angels Sang"; a year later "Walking Along" became the group's biggest hit. Personnel changes consistently plagued the Solitaires in the years to follow, however, and over time the group's uniquely romantic approach was supplanted by a sound clearly influenced by the Coasters; in the wake of their final recordings from 1961, the current roster disbanded, with Willis later working for labels including RCA and MGM. Various Solitaires lineups toured the oldies circuit in the decades to come.

Talents :

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

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South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) (1954)

The Honeymoon (1956)

You've Sinned (1956)

Walking Along (1957)

Big Mary's House (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

01/1954 78 t. OLD TOWN O.T. 1000 (US)

Wonder Why / Blue Valentine

01/1954 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1000-45 (US) Wonder Why / Blue Valentine
03/1954 78 t. OLD TOWN O.T. 1003 (US)

Stranger In Paradise / Come Back To Me

03/1954 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1003-45 (US) Stranger In Paradise / Come Back To Me
06/1954 78 t. OLD TOWN O.T. 1006/7 (US)

Please Remember My Heart / South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)

06/1954 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1006/7-45 (US) Please Remember My Heart / South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)
10/1954 78 t. OLD TOWN O.T. 1008 (US)

Chances I've Taken / Lonely

10/1954 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1008-45 (US) Chances I've Taken / Lonely
12/1954 78 t. OLD TOWN O.T. 1010 (US)

I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Girl Of Mine

12/1954 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1010-45 (US) I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Girl Of Mine
04/1955 78 t. OLD TOWN O.T. 1012 (US)

My Dear / What Did She Say

04/1955 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1012-45 (US) My Dear / What Did She Say
08/1955 78 t. OLD TOWN OT 1014 (US)

The Wedding / Don't Fall In Love

08/1955 SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1014-45 (US) The Wedding / Don't Fall In Love
11/1955 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN 1015 (US)

Magic Rose / Later For You Baby

04/1956 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1019 (US)

The Honeymoon / Fine Little Girl

07/1956 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1026 (US)

You've Sinned / The Angels Sang

10/1956 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN O.T. 1032 (US)

Give Me One More Chance / Nothing Like A Little Love

01/1957 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN 1034 (US)

Walking Along / Please Kiss This Letter

11/1957 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN 1044 (US)

I Really Love You So (Honey Babe) / Thrill Of Love

04/1958 78 t. & SP OLD TOWN 1049 (US)

Walkin' And Talkin' / No More Sorrows

09/1958 SP  OLD TOWN 1059 (US)

Big Mary's House / Please Remember My Heart

09/1958 SP ARGO 5316 (US)

Walking Along / Please Kiss This Letter

01/1959 SP  OLD TOWN 1066 (US)

Embraceable You / Round Goes My Heart

08/1959 SP  OLD TOWN 1071 (US)

Helpless / Light A Candle In The Chapel

01/1961 SP  OLD TOWN 1096 (US)

Lonesome Lover / Pretty Thing

04/1963 SP  OLD TOWN 1139 (US)

Honey Babe / The Time Is Here

02/1964 SP MGM K13221 (US)

Fool That I Am / Fair Weather Lover

1977 SP Memories Of The Past M-2503 (US)

Walking Along / The Wedding

1977 ? SP Memories Of The Past M-2507 (US)

The Angels Sang / Blue Valentine

1977 SP JANUS GOLD 1JG-719 (US)

The Wedding / Walking Along

1979 SP KIng Tut 178 (US)

The Solitairs - At Night / Hully Gully (The Dance That Sent Freddy Kaplan West)

09/1979 SP  OLD TOWN O.T. 1003-45 (US)

Chapel Of St. Clair / If I Loved You

1981 ? SP COLLECTABLES C 1039 (US)

Let The Little Girl Dance (Billy BLAND) / The Angels Sang (SOLITAIRES)

1981 SP COLLECTABLES C 1040 (US)

Walking Along / The Wedding










Albums

1982 LP 12" CURCIO GSR - 52 (I)

La Grande Storia Del Rock  52 - Jan & Dean / Jay & The Techniques / Patti LaBelle & The Blue-Belles / The Solitaires - Jan & Dean : Help Me, Rhonda / Surf City / Fun, Fun, Fun / Baby Talk / JAY & The TECHNIQUES : Keep The Ball Rollin' / Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Patti LABELLE & The BLUEBELLS : I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / SOLITAIRES : Honey Babe / Hully Gully / Nothing Like A Little Love / Blue Valentine / Give Me One More Chance / At Night / Please Remember My Heart / South Of The Border

1983 LP 12" Sarpe GER-47 (S)

Las Grandes Estrellas Del Rock - 47 - Jan & Dean / Jay & The Techniques / Patti LaBelle & The Blue-Belles / The Solitaires - Jan & Dean : Help Me, Rhonda / Surf City / Fun, Fun, Fun / Baby Talk / JAY & The TECHNIQUES : Keep The Ball Rollin' / Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Patti LABELLE & The BLUEBELLS : I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / SOLITAIRES : Honey Babe / Hully Gully / Nothing Like A Little Love / Blue Valentine / Give Me One More Chance / At Night / Please Remember My Heart / South Of The Border

1984 LP 12" Murray Hill 000040 (US)

The Best Of The Solitaires - Walkin' Along / The Wedding / Please Remember My Heart / What Did She Say / Blue Valentine / Later For You Baby / The Angels Sang / The Honeymoon / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / I Really Love You So / Chances I've Taken / Come Back And Give Me Your Hand

1984 4 LP 12" Murray Hill 000059 (US)

For Collectors Only :
DISC 1 : Walkin' Along / The Wedding / Please Remember My Heart / What Did She Say / Blue Valentine / Later For You Baby / The Angels Sang / The Honeymoon / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / I Really Love You So / Chances I've Taken / Come Back And Give Me Your Hand
DISC 2 : Wonder Why / My Dear / Walkin' And Talkin' / I Won't Cry No More / Fine Little Girl / Magic Rose / Please Kiss This Letter / Give Me One More Chance / Girl Of Mine / Embraceable You / Lonely / At Night
DISC 3 : Come Back To Me / Don't Fall In Love / Light A Candle In The Chapel / Chapel Of St. Claire / Thrill Of Love / Helpless / Stranger In Paradise / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / South Of The Border / Listen Listen Baby / Round Goes My Heart / Big Mary's House
DISC 4 : How Long / Come Back My Love / No More Sorrows / Nothing Like A Little Love / Wonder Why / If I Loved You / You've Sinned / The Time Is Here / Davy Crockett / Lonesome Lover / Hully Gully Roll / Pretty Thing

1992 CD Ace CDCHD383 (UK)

Walking Along With... The Solitaires - Walking Along / The Wedding / How Long / I Really Love You So (Honey Babe) / Please Remember My Heart / Blue Valentine / Later For You Baby / The Honeymoon / The Angels Sang / The Girl Is Gone / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Chances I've Taken / Give Me One More Chance / Please Kiss This Letter / You've Sinned / What Did She Say / Wonder Why / South Of The Border / Fine Little Girl / Nothing Like A Little Love / At Night / When Will The Lights Shine For Me / Light A Candle In The Chapel / My Dear / Come Back My Love / Stranger In Paradise / The Time Is Here

1999 CD Rhythm 1003 (US)

The Final Chapter - Silent Grief (unreleased) / You're Laughing 'Cause I'm Crying / Come Back And Give Me Your Hand (unreleased) / The Angels Sang / Chapel Of St. Claire (unreleased) / Please Remember My Heart (second version) / What Did She Say / Honey Babe / If I Loved You (unreleased) / Little Hearts (unreleased) / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (alternate version) / Listen Listen Baby (unreleased) / Hully Gully Roll (unreleased) / Davy Crockett (unreleased) / Thrill Of Love / Come Back To Me (unreleased) / Big Mary's House / Magic Rose / Girl Of Mine / Lonely / Embraceable You / No More Sorrows / Blue Valentine / Walking Along / I Won't Cry No More (unreleased)

19?? LP 12" OLD TOWN OT-1001 (US)

The Best Of The Solitaires - Volume-2 - My Dear / What Did She Say / Lonely / Chances I've Taken / Magic Rose / Later For You Baby / No More Sorrows / Walkin' And Talkin' / Please Kiss This Letter / The Wedding / Don't Fall In Love / The Honeymoon / Fine Little Girl / Please Remember My Heart / The Angels Sang / You've Sinned

2000 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-6065 (US)

THE VERY BEST OF THE SOLITAIRES - Walking Alone - Walking Alone / Girl Of Mine / Magic Rose / Chances I've Taken / The Angel's Sang / Blue Valentine / The Wedding / Fine Little Girl / Please Kiss This Letter / Wonder Why / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / What Did She Say / Lonely / The Honeymoon / Nothing like A little love / My Dear / Don't Fall In Love / I Really Love You So (Honeybabe) / You've Sinned / Embraceable You / Please Remember My Heart / Thrill Of Love / Walkin' And Talkin' / Later For You Baby / Round Goes My Heart

10/2007 CD Crystal Ball 1081 (US)

Still Walking Alone - Round Goes My Heart / You Sinned / At Night / Blue Valentine / Nothing Like A Little Love / In The Still Of The Night / Light A Candle In The Chapel / Embraceable You / Please Kiss This Letter / My Dear / Please Remember My Heart / Walking Along / What Would You Say / Sincerely / The Angels Sang / This I Swear / Sunday Kind Of Love / Under The Boardwalk / What Did She Say / Come Go With Me / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Chances I've Taken / I Wonder Why / Candlelight (The CONCORDS)

2011 2 CD Jasmine JASCD 180 (UK) Walking Along - The Best Of The Solitaires :
CD 1 : Wonder Why / Blue Valentine / You're Laughing Cause I'm Crying / Stranger In Paradise / Chapel Of St. Clair / Please Remember My Heart / South Of The Border / Chances I've Taken / Lonely / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Girl Of Mine / What Did She Say / My Dear / The Wedding / Don't Fall In Love / Magic Rose / Later For You Baby / The Honeymoon / Fine Little Girl / Silent Grief
CD 2 : You've Sinned / The Angels Sang / Give Me One More Chance / Nothing Like A Little Love / Walking Along / Please Kiss This Letter / How Long / Come Back My Love / I Really Love You So (Honey Babe) / Thrill Of Love / Walkin' And Talkin' / No More Sorrow / At Night / Big Mary's House / Embraceable You / Round Goes My Heart / Helpless / Light A Candle In The Chapel / Lonesome Lover / Pretty Thing

Rocky Productions 13/03/2021