Groupe Doo Wop US formé en 1952 à New York. Les Willows comprenaient Tony Middleton, Richie Davis, les jumeaux Ralph Martin et Joe Martin, Freddie Donovan et quelquefois John Thomas "Scooter" Steele.

US vocal group from New York. Previously known as The 5 Willows (before dropping the "Five" in 1954 for booking purposes).
Harlem doo-wop quintet, formed as "The Dovers" in 1950, with an original lineup comprised of twin brothers Joe Martin and Ralph Martin, Richie Davis, John Steele, and Bobby Robinson, who was replaced in 1952 by Tony Middleton.
Best known for "Church Bells May Ring" (1956), which only reached #62 on the charts due to the success of the cover version by The Diamonds.

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Talents : Tony Middleton : Lead - Richie Davis : First Tenor - Ralph Martin: Second Tenor - Joe Martin : Baritone - Freddie Donovan : Bass - John Thomas "Scooter" Steele : Bass

Style musical : Doo Wop

MY DEAR DEAREST DARLING (1953) (5 Willows)

Rock Little Francis (1953) (5 Willows)

CHURCH BELLS MAY RING (1956) (Willows)

Little Darlin (1957) (Willows)

Only My Heart (1957) (Tony Middleton & The Willows)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1953 SP ALLEN 45-1000 (US) 5 WILLOWS - My Dear, Dearest Darling / Rock Little Francis
09/1953 SP ALLEN 1002-X45 (US) 5 WILLOWS - Delores / All Night Long
1953 SP ALLEN 45-1003 (US) 5 WILLOWS - The White Cliffs Of Dover / With These Hands
1953 SP PEE DEE 290 X 45 (US) 5 WILLOWS - Love Bells / Please Bay
07/1954 SP HERALD H-433 (US) "5' WILLOWS - Baby, Come A Little Closer / Lay Your Head On My Shoulder
1954 SP HERALD H-442 (US) "5" WILLOWS - So Help Me / Look Me In The Eyes
1956 78 t. & SP MELBA 102 (US) WILLOWS - Church Bells May Ring / Baby Tell Me
1956 78 t. & SP MELBA 106 (US) WILLOWS - Do You Love Me / My Angel
11/1956 78 t. & SP CLUB 1014 (US) WILLOWS - This Is The End / Don't Push, Don't Pull, Don't Shove
1957 SP MELBA 115 (US) WILLOWS - Little Darlin / My Angel
05/1957 SP ELDORADO ELD 508 (US) Tony MIDDLETON & The WILLOWS - The First Taste Of Love / Only My Heart
1957 SP GONE 5015 (US) Let's Fall In Love (Tony MIDDLETON) / Say Yeah (Tony MIDDLETON & The WILLOWS)
1958 SP SAXONY 104 (US) Tony MIDDLETON - I'm On My Way / Lover
1959 SP TRIUMPH 600 (US) Tony MIDDLETON - Count Your Blessings (See What Love  Has Done) / I Just Want Somebody
1959 SP TRIUMPH 605 (US) Tony MIDDLETON - The Universe / Blackjack
1959 SP MICHELE 501 (US)

Tony MIDDLETON & The WILLOWS - This Is The End / Dont Push, Don't Pull, Don't Shove

1959 SP WARWICK M 524 (US) WILLOWS - My Dear, Dearest, Darling / You
1960 SP ALTO 2001 (US) Tony MIDDLETON - Untouchable / I Need You
1960 SP BIG TOP 3037 (US) Tony MIDDLETON - Unchained Melody / Sweet Baby Of Mine
1961 SP ROULETTE 4345 (US) Tony MIDDLETON - I'm Gonna Try Love (One More Time) / Is It This Or Is It That
07/1961 SP 4 STAR 45-1753 (US) WILLOWS - Now That I Have You / There's A Dance Goin' On
01/1964 SP OLDIES 45 OL 107 (US)

Church Bells May Ring  (WILLOWS) / That's My Sugar (RHYTHM ACES)

08/1964 SP HEIDI 45-103 (US) WILLOWS - It's Such A Shame / Tears In Your Eyes
12/1964 SP HEIDI 45-107 (US) WILLOWS - Sit By The Fire / Such A Night Sit By The Fire / Such A Night 
1964 SP LOST-NITE LN-174 (US) 5 WILLOWS - My Dear, Dearest Darling / Rock Little Francis
1964 SP LOST-NITE LN-183 (US) 5 WILLOWS - Dolores / All Night Long
1964 ? SP LOST-NITE LN-187 (US) 5 WILLOWS - The White Cliffs Of Dover / With These Hands
1965 ? SP LOST-NITE LN-192 (US) 5 WILLOWS - Love Bells / Baby Please
1973 SP GOLDIES 45 D-2548 (US) WILLOWS - Church Bells May Ring  / Baby Tell Me
197? SP TRIP TR-152 (US) WILLOWS - Church Bells May Ring  / Why Don't You Write Me
???? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3025 (US)

Church Bells May Ring  (WILLOWS) / Why Don't You Write Me (JACKS)

???? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3897 (US)

Rockin' Robin (Bobby DAY) / Church Bells May Ring  (WILLOWS)

???? SP WARWICK Solid Gold W-601 (US)

Church Bells May Ring  (WILLOWS) / Pretty Little Girl (MONARCHS)




















Unissued Track

1957 Unissued WILLOWS - Fooled By Her Kisses / Lazy Daisy

Albums

1988 LP 12" Eldorada ‎ELD-LP 1001 (US)

The Church Bells May Ring - THE WILLOWS FEATURING Tony MIDDLETON - Little Darlin' / My Angel / Do You Love Me / My Dear, Dearest Darling (I) / Rock Little Francis / Dolores / All Night Long / The White Cliffs Of Dover / With These Hands / Church Bells May Ring / Baby Tell Me / Love Bells / Please Baby / You / My Dear, Dearest Darling (II) / The First Taste Of Love / Only My Heart / Say Yeah / Let's Fall In Love

???? LP 12" ALLEN A-1000 (US)

The Best Of The Willows Featuring Tony Middleton - Love Bells / Please Baby / The White Cliffs Of Dover / With These Hands / Delores / All Night Long / Baby Tell Me / Church Bells May Ring / Say Yeah / Let's Fall In Love / Don't Pull, Don't Push, Don't Shove / This Is The End / My Dear - Dearest Darling / Rock Little Francis / Do You Love Me / My Angel / Little Darlin' / Only My Heart

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