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