by The Coronets
on Chess 1549
released in 1953
Above left: Ad for "Nadine" from October 1953. The Coronets consisted of Charles Carruthers (lead), Lester Russaw, Sam Griggs, George Lewis and Sam Griggs.
Above Right: The first of two records released by the group on Chicago's Chess label, both in 1953. The group was from Cleveland where Alan Freed had his popular "Moondog House Party" radio show on WJW. Note the incorrect spelling of Alan's name on the label.
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Above: 1953 clippings from Cleveland Call And Post (courtesy of Richard Koloda).
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