The Cleftones were an American vocal group formed in 1955 who were then called The Silvertones at Junior High School 40 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City.
In 1955 the members of the group were high school students attending Jamaica High School in Queens, NY. The group initially formed around the idea of writing a political campaign jingle for Jamaica High School's Independent Party, an unpopular group of students "made up of people who were typically also-rans in all the school activities", which included future members of The Cleftones. With this aim, Herbie Cox (lead singer), along with classmates Charlie James McGhee (first tenor), Berman Patterson (second tenor), Warren Corbin (bass) and William "Buzzy" McClane (baritone), changed the lyrics to "Gee", a then-popular rhythm-and-blues song by The Crows. Performing their version of "Gee" resulted in making the Independent Party popular and winning the school elections. The group began performing locally as "TheЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- The Cleftones [альбом]
- Heart and Soul [1961, альбом]
- Little Girl of Mine [13.12.2010, альбом]
- Live In New York! [15.09.2006]
- The Best of the Cleftones [10.05.1990, сборник]
|Cant We Be Sweethearts||
|For Sentimental Reasons||
|Heart And Soul||
|Little Girl Of Mine||
|Lover Come Back To Me||