Freitag, 7. November 2014

The Butterflys aka The Buttons

The Butterflys aka The Buttons 
(Brooklyn, New York)

Clockwise from top: Paulette Holland, Myrna Giraud, Carmen Santiago, Mary Thomas

 Group members:

Paulette Holland (lead)
Myrna Giraud
Carmen Santiago
Mary Thomas


The Buttons
1964 - Huckleberry Finn / Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Ember 1100)

The Butterflys
1964 - Goodnight Baby / The Swim (Red Bird 10-009)
1964 - I Wonder / Gee Baby Gee (Red Bird 10-016)

The Blue Angels

1969 - I Wonder [Butterflys] / He's So Easy To Love [Roddy Joy] (SSS International 784)


In 1963 the former Crystals members Mary Thomas and Myrna Giraud formed along with Paulette Holland and Carmen Santiago 'The Buttons'. The group recorded “Huckleberry Finn” b/w “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder” for the Ember label. The single was released in January 1964, but failed to chart.

Paulette Holland, Mary Thomas, Carmen Santiago, Myrna Giraud

They switched to Red Bird Records and changed their group name to 'The Butterflys'. In August 1964 their first single “Goodnight Baby” b/w “The Swim” was released and made it in the middle of the Top 100. A second single—“I Wonder” b/w “Gee, Baby, Gee”—was recorded and released at the end of 1964. This single bubbled under the Hot 100. The group broke up in 1965 for several reasons.

 In 1969 SSS International re-released "I Wonder", but replaced te original artists' name with the fictitious Blue Angels.

John Clemente: Girl Groups - Fabulous Females That Rocked The World

The Buttons / The Butterflys / The Blue Angels discography at 45cat


Huckleberry Finn

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Goodnight Baby

The Swim

I Wonder

Gee Baby Gee

2 Kommentare:

  1. In my humble opinion "I Wonder" is one of the greatest girl group recordings ever made. Thank you, Krobi, for telling us about this gifted group, The Butterflys.