Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#817 (7/5/14 - 7/18/14)

by The Squires
on Mambo 105
released in 1955

Above: The Squires from 1955. (L-R) Dewey Terry (falsetto), Bobby Armstrong (baritone), Chester Pipkin (tenor and guitar), Lee Goudeau (lead tenor), Don Bowman (second tenor and piano), and Leon Washington (bass). Terry and Bowman later became a duet, Don And Dewey.

From Trade Magazine, May 1955: ....Larry Mead and Michael Gradney, Mambo Records execs, are breaking thru locally with "Sindy" by the Squires....

From Trade Magazine, July 1955: ...."Sindy," voiced by the Squires on the Mambo label, has taken off in much the same fashion as "Earth Angel" with the same type of sales pattern, which from all indications means another "hit." Al Jarvis had so many requests for the Squires' disking that he's spotlighting it as his Command Performance record for two weeks. The boys appeared on the Jarvis "Holiday Hi-Jinks" TV show Saturday, July 9, and drew a great response. There are big plans cooking for these talented youngsters, who are instrumentalists as well as singers....

From Trade Magazine, September 1955: ....the Squires follow up their "Sindy" hit with "Me And My Deal" (on the Vita label). Group will appear at the Green Mill Ballroom in Ventura on Oct. 1 and then will leave for a coast tour....

Click HERE for an article about The Squires by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: The Squires from 1956. (Middle Front) Lee Goudeau, (Back L-R) Don Bowman, Bobby Armstrong, Dewey Terry, Chester Pipkin, Leon Washington.

Above: Advertisements for Sindy by The Squires, both from July 1955.

Above: (Left) Advertisement for Mambo/Vita Records from August 1955 and (Right) column from February 1955 announcing the new Mambo label. Vocal groups, other than The Squires, to have releases (1955-59) on Vita are The Colts, Chavelles, Cheerlettes, Titans, Aristocrats, Tri-Tones, Garnets, Harmonaires, Candletts, Galleons, and Med-Tones.

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Listen to "Sindy" by The Tenderfoots, on Federal 12228, released in July 1955.

Listen to "Cindy" by The Cobras, on Modern 964, released in August 1955.

The Cobras' record was also released as "Sindy" (per Disc-File).

Above: Label image of Mambo 105 released in April 1955. It was also released on Mambo 105 as "Sindy." Lee Goudeau sings lead on "Cindy" and Dewey Terry does the honor on the flip side. No composer credits are shown on either label. BMI gives The Squires (misspelled as "The Squiees") as composers for "Sindy." Labels for the Tenderfoots and Cobras versions show "Squires" as composers.

This is the only release on Mambo by The Squires. They also had one release on Kicks (1954) and several on Vita (1955-56).

The Billboard Review (7/9/55):

(77) This material has a marked resemblance to "Earth Angel," but since it gets the beautifully harmonized styling it does here, its commercial potential is probably all the greater.
Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop (73) Turning to this upbeat novelty, the group shows anothet facet of its talents. While the material is not unusual, the beat and quality of performance helps.

(NOTE: Ratings had a range of 0-100 with 0-49 as "poor," 50-59 as "limited," 60-69 as "satisfactory," 70-79 as "good," 80-89 as "excellent," and 90-100 as "tops.")

Listen to this week's selections by The Squires on Mambo 105 from 1955:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
          1. Cindy
          2. Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop
          BOTH played in sequence

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          1. Cindy
          2. Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. Cindy
          2. Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop

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