Freitag, 21. März 2014

The Basin Street Boys (2)


The Basin Street Boys (2) (Philadelphia, PA)


 Group members:

Ormonde Wilson
 Gene Price
Reuben Saunders
Arthur Rainwater (aka Artie Waters)

 Discography:

Judy Carol & The Basin Street Boys

1945 - Changes / I Want To Love And To Be Loved (Exclusive 215)

The Basin Street Boys

1946 - Jumpin’ At The Jubilee / Nothin’ Ever Happens To Me (Exclusive 220)
1946 - I Sold My Heart To The Junk Man / Voot Nay Ion The Vot Nay (Exclusive 225) 
1946 - I Need A Knife, A Fork, And A Spoon / This Is The End Of A Dream (Exclusive 229)
 1947 - I’m Gonna Write A Letter To My Baby / Josefine (Exclusive 239)
1947 - For You / Ain't Got No Loot (Exclusive 245)
 1947 - I’ll Get Along Somehow / Exactly Like You (Exclusive 247)
1947 - Summertime Gal / Satchel Mouth Baby (Exclusive 19x) 
1947 - You’re Mine Forever / Near You (Exclusive 21x)
1948 - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / Voot Nay Ion The Vot Nay (Exclusive 39x) 

Ormond Wilson & The Basin Street Boys

1948 - If I Can’t Have You / Come To Me (Mercury 8106) 
1948 - (Instead Of Breaking My Heart) Please Give My Heart A Break / To Make A Mistake Is Human (Mercury 8120) 

Ormonde Wilson & The Basin Street Boys 

1950 - In A Cozy Corner Of The Sky / This Will Make You Laugh (Leda 2004)

Biography:

This four-piece vocal group was formed in 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Ormand Wilson. Wilson had originally been taught the guitar by Steve Gibson, whose band was called the Basin Street Boys, and so when Wilson formed his own band he named it after Gibson’s as a mark of respect. The other three singers in Wilson’s band were Gene Price, Reuben Saunders and Arthur Rainwater (aka Artie Waters), and they performed in a style in keeping with the nascent R&B boom.


They signed with the local Exclusive Records label and their debut release was backing Judy Carroll on ‘I Want To Love And Be Loved’. 


 Their first effort under their own name, ‘Jumpin’ At The Jubilee’, earned them a local following, but it was the ballad ‘I Sold My Heart To The Junkman’ that established their name (Patti LabBelle & The Blue Belles later took the song into the charts).


With a great deal of radio support for the single, the Basin Street Boys toured the USA during 1947, including a date at the Apollo Theatre in New York. In the meantime, singles such as ‘This Is The End Of A Dream’, ‘I’m Gonna Write A Letter To My Baby’, ‘I’ll Get Along Somehow’ and ‘Summertime Gal’ also failed to chart, but the group maintained a strong local following.
 

 In 1948 the group was renamed Ormand Wilson And The Basin Street Boys and moved to Mercury Records, but, starved of any commercial success, the Basin Street Boys broke up in 1951.


Songs:

 Changes


I Want To Love And To Be Loved


Jumpin' At The Jubilee


Nothin' Ever Happens To Me


I Sold My Heart To The Junk Man


Voot Nay Ion The Vot Nay


I Need A Knife, A Fork, And A Spoon


This Is The End Of A Dream


I’m Gonna Write A Letter To My Baby


Josefine


For You


Ain't Got No Loot


I’ll Get Along Somehow

Exactly Like You


Summertime Gal


Satchel Mouth Baby


You're Mine Forever


Near To You

If I Can't Have You / Come To Me


In A Cozy Corner Of The Sky


This Will Make You Laugh

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