The Orioles

The Orioles

The Orioles were a successful and influential American R&B group of the late 1940s and early 1950s, one of the earliest such vocal groups who established the basic pattern for the doo-wop sound Website

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The Clovers

The Clovers story started in Washington, D.C., in 1946. Harold “Hal” Lucas founded the group by choosing schoolmates at Armstrong High School. The original members were tenor Thomas Woods, bass Billy Shelton, and Harold (all were from the area of T Street and 7th in the nation’s capital).   Website

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The Choice 4

The Choice 4

The Choice Four were the most consistent of the male/vocal groups produced by Van McCoy. They were from Washington, D.C., recorded for RCA Records and had three albums. Several of the group’s members had previously sung in The Love Tones and The Stridels. They had several minor on Billboard in the mid-1970s. Their attempt to hit big with their version of […]

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Dynamic Superiors

The Dynamic Superiors

The Dynamic Superiors are a Motown group from Washington, D.C., United States. The group formed in 1963 with members Tony Washington (lead), George Spann (1st tenor), George Peterback, Jr. (2nd tenor), Michael McCalpin (baritone), and Maurice Washington (bass). After a ten year wait, they received their first recording contract in 1974. They recorded with moderate […]

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The Fuzz

The Fuzz

The Fuzz was an American vocal trio from Washington, D.C… They started out in 1970 as The Passionettes, but changed their name when they signed to Calla Records in 1971. Their self-titled debut came out that year, and the single “I Love You for All Seasons” went Top 10 R&B and peaked at #21 on […]

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Skip Mahoney & The Casuals

Skip Mahoney and The Casuals

Skip grew up in Washington D.C.,while attending Cardoza High in the District he started singing with street corner stars in Washington. He assembled the first Casuals after transferring to Central High in Maryland, and they took second place in a school talent show. George Norris, Billy Jones, and Roger Chapman, are known as the original […]

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The Jewels

The Jewels were formed in the halls of Washington’s Theodore Roosevelt High School. “Sandra Bear, Marjorie Clark and Carrie Mingo were class of ’62,” says Grace Ruffin. They were all members of the high school choir and formed their first group, the Impalas. Soon they’d changed their name. “People said we were like four jewels […]

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The Unifics

The Unifics

In 1966 a group of talented students at Washington D.C.’s Howard University in 1966 formed the upstart group Al & the Vikings. Consisting of singer/songwriter Al Johnson, Tom Fauntleroy, Marvin Brown, Bob Hayes, and George Roland, the group changed its name during its first year to the Unique Five and later to the Unifics. Known […]

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The Fawns

The Fawns

These are THE FAWNS! “D.C.’s Own Dream Girls. The first Sister related Group out of Washington D.C. “Problem Child “was written by Max Kidd and recorded at RCA Records during their teen years. From Left to Right, Avis Harrell, Center Ayana Harrell and Right, Mia Harrell. For other recordings, visit www.avisharrell.com For more information: CONTACT […]

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