Label: Westminster - WP 6028 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Calypso
Connor then persuaded the group to appear with him in cabaret in London's Celebrity Restaurant to promote the album. During the following year, the group was briefly known as "The South Londoners" and "The Southerners", but by the time of the Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Dancer - Get On Up With Dancer second recording, again providing harmony vocals to Connor on Songs from TrinidadArgo RG57it had settled on The Southlanders as its name, and went on to record a third album with him.
The group's biggest commercial hit, and its only appearance in the UK Top 40 Singles Chartwas their cover version of " Alone ", which sold over one million copies. The group's final single, "Imitation of Love", was released in The title line from the song was spoken by the group's bass voice Harry Wilmot, father of Gary Wilmot.
Harry Wilmot died inwhen his son was six years old. The song failed to make the UK Singles Chart inEdric Connor And The Southlanders - Calypso has been performed at every Southlanders' event since its release. Group founder Vernon Nesbeth said that the group tried to take the song out of their set but that club managers and audiences insisted upon hearing it.
We've even sung it in Japanese", said Nesbeth. After its popularity began to wane, the group performed with success in cabaret on cruise ships and in hotels until it disbanded. Nesbeth semi-retired in January to reside in Edric Connor And The Southlanders - Calypso he died on 6 March in Torrevieja. Allan Wilmot retired and resides in South London. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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