CLASSICS - PART SIXTEEN
IN MEMORY OF CLEVE DUNCAN
"Earth Angel"/"Hey Senorita"
"Memories Of El Monte"
Above: The Penguins from late 1954, (Left to Right) Sid Talmadge (record distributor), Cleve Duncan (lead tenor), Bruce Tate (baritone), Dexter Tisby (tenor), Curtis Williams (baritone/bass), and Dootsie Williams (DooTone owner).
Trade Magazine Article (November 1954): ....Speaking of Sid Talmadge, prexy of Record Merchandising, much of the credit for the success of DooTone's red-hot "Earth Angel" should go to him for helping to get it started here in L.A. ....
Click HERE for an article about The Penguins by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: DooTone advertisements from The Billboard dated (L-R) 11/6/54, 1/15/55 and 1/22/55.
Above: (L-R) Advertisement and column, both from The Billboard dated 1/22/55.
Above: Columns from The Billboard dated (L-R) 4/16/55 and 5/14/55.
Above: (Left) 45-rpm label images for DooTone 348 and Original Sound OS-27. The personnel on "Memories Of El Monte" are Cleve Duncan, Walter Saulsberry and a studio group called The Viceroys. It was released in March 1963.
Above: Label image of DooTone 348 recorded in June 1954 and released in September 1954. Cleve Duncan sings lead on Earth Angel, with Dexter Tisby coming in on the bridge, and the flip is led by Curtis Williams. The Penguins recorded for DooTone (1954-55), Mercury/Wing (1955-56) and Atlantic (1957).
Trade Magazine Article (February 1955): ....Those great "Earth Angel" boys are slated for a guest appearance on the Perry Como show Feb. 2....
Listen to this week's selections by The Penguins:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
A. Stream RealAudio...
1. Earth Angel - DooTone 348-B - 1954
2. Hey Senorita - DooTone 348-A - 1954
3. Memories Of El Monte - Original Sound OS-27 - 1963
ALL THREE played in sequence
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