Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#776 (12/8/12 - 12/21/12)

CLASSICS - PART SEVENTEEN

THIS WEEK'S SELECTIONS PROVIDED BY DAVE SAVIET

IN MEMORY OF EARL CARROLL
(WHO LEFT US ON NOVEMBER 25, 2012)

"Sugar-Sugar"/"About That Gal Named Lou"
by The Cadillacs
on Josie 812
released in 1957


Above: February 1957 advertisement for The Cadillacs, who at the time consisted of (Top) Earl Carroll (lead tenor), along with James R. Bailey (tenor), Charles Brooks (tenor), Bobby Phillips (bass), and Earl Wade (baritone).

Click HERE for an article about The Cadillacs by J.C. Marion.
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Speedoo - The Cadillacs - Josie 785 - 1955:

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Above: (Left) Column from The Billboard dated 7/8/57 and (Right) Earl Carroll in 1954. Carroll was a member of this "Original Cadillacs" group, which resulted in two records in 1957. Actually, all the members of The Original Cadillacs were from the "older group." The "new" group showed up on only the one side ("My Girl Friend"), released in May 1957.


Above: Label image of Josie 812 recorded on January 8, 1957 and released in February 1957. This is The Cadillacs' tenth out of nineteen records for Josie (1954-60). Earl Carroll was on all but the last three. Josie was a subsidiary of Jubilee.

Esther Navarro was The Cadillacs' manager and wrote many of their songs, including "Speedoo," "Wishing Well," "Window Lady," "Sympathy," "Woe Is Me," and "About That Gal Named Lou."

Chuck Willis, the composer of "Sugar-Sugar," also wrote the classics "Oh What A Dream" for Ruth Brown, "Close Your Eyes" for The Five Keys and "The Door Is Still Open" for The Cardinals.

The Billboard Review (2/16/57):

Sugar-Sugar (83) The group belts out a high-flying chunk of rhythm wax. There's a great beat and the lead and backup boys give it a strong outing. This can stir action.
About That Gal Named Lou (75) This side slows up to an easy-going blues pace. Lead wails it out nicely but the flip rates more attention.

(NOTE: Ratings had a range of 0-100 with 70-79 as "good" and 80-89 as "excellent.")

Listen to this week's selections by The Cadillacs on Josie 812 from 1957:
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          1. Sugar-Sugar
          2. About That Gal Named Lou
 
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          1. Sugar-Sugar
          2. About That Gal Named Lou

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          1. Sugar-Sugar
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