Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Cadillacs !

Equally adept at polished ballads or torrid rockers, the Cadillacs were one of New York's top doo-wop groups.
The Harlem quintet signed with Josie in 1954 and debuted with the beautiful "Gloria," but with Earl Carroll's (b. Nov 2, 1937) prominent energetic lead vocals, the Cadillacs became known for humorous jump material and hot choreography after "Speedoo" hit big for them in 1956.
Tapping into the novelty R&B market pioneered by the Coasters, the Cadillacs cut a load of great rockers during the late 50s, such as "Peek-A-Boo" and "Please, Mr. Johnson," and performed in the quickie flick Go, Johnny, Go! in 1959.
Carroll left to join the Coasters in 1958 but the group persevered, eventually signing with Mercury. Carroll has re-formed the Cadillacs in recent years.

The Cadillacs - Speedo

The Cadillacs - Woe Is Me

The Cadillacs - Gloria


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Woe Is Me" appears to be broken.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Raphael said...

J'ai laissé un commentaire sur ta reprise de "I saw the light", mais je ne sais pas si tu l'as vu. Je te suggère d'envoyer tes morceaux à Voodoo Rhythm Records (www.voodoorhythm.com). Le label est tenu par Reverend Beat-Man et il sort complètement le genre de musique que tu fais. C'est sérieux.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Merci Raphaël !

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for fixing "Woe Is Me"!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

No prob (yousendit seems a lil'bit slow today...)

10:12 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Blogger's been buggy today too. I can't tell you how many "document contains no data" errors I've got trying to repsond to your post.

Anyway--these are some good picks, gracias.

9:35 PM  

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