Label: Murray Hill Records - M61285 • Format: 5x, Vinyl Compilation, LP • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Doo Wop
The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New Yorkactive from to The group was noted for their hit " Speedoo ", written by Esther Navarro, which was instrumental in attracting white audiences to black rock and roll performers. As the group moved into the recording studios, James "Poppa" Clark was added as a fifth member, and the name "The Cadillacs" was given to them. At this time, the group first began to experiment with choreographysuggested by manager Esther Navarro.
Later that year came the group's biggest hit, "Speedoo", Carroll's nickname. Lavern Drake left the group in and was replaced by J. In differences in opinion caused the group to split. One group was initially known as The Four Cadillacs, with current bass J.
Inan Ernest Ranglin Speedo - The Cadillacs - For Collectors Only ska version of the song became a multi-million seller for Jamaican teenager Millie Small and made producer Chris Blackwell rich, leading to further development of his Island Records label.
The other four current members - Carroll, Wade, Brooks, and Phillips - continued recording separately, later as Earl Carroll and the Cadillacs. Bailey's group also included former group saxophonist Jesse "Tex" Powell, and recorded in early as Jesse Powell and the Caddys. Both groups recorded simultaneously on Josie Records. Later inthe groups combined back into one. Carroll's lead spot had been given to Spencer and Bailey, and he left shortly thereafter, creating a new group, Speedo and the Pearls, which recorded briefly in Inthe Cadillacs were also featured in the movie Go Johnny, Go.
Martinez, Love and Barnes were all members of The Solitares at one time. Inthe group began to resemble The Coasters in their music. Brewster and Speedo - The Cadillacs - For Collectors Only brought in former members Bobby Spencer and J. Bailey and continued to record through The group split, with Bailey joining the Jive Five. This group recorded briefly in Spencer became lead vocalist, with Joey Levine Ohio ExpressReunion as backing vocalist, for Crazy Elephanta bubblegum music group, in The Cadillacs were back in with J.
Steven Brown later replaced Phillips. Teddy Pendergrass came on as the groups drummer. The group split into the mids and some members joined Harold Melvin and the Blue Notesincluding Teddy Pendergrass as drummer Pendergrass would later transition to the lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.
InEarl Carroll, Earl Wade, Bobby Phillips, and Steven Brown came together for two Subaru commercials in which they sang, " Cadillac drives Subaru ," as part of the automaker's "car names" campaign. Carroll had remained with the Coasters during this Nine Pound Hammer - Rockin Robin Gast John Brack - Dä Thuri Gaht Uf Gass (Der AHV-Song!), and left in the early s to permanently re-form the Cadillacs with Phillips, Brown, Gary K.
Lewis, and musical director Eddie Jones. Brown left in Phillips died in March Talkin Hava Negeilah Blues - Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.
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