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The Hollywood Flames - Yes They Do / Gee flac album

The Hollywood Flames - Yes They Do / Gee flac album Performer: The Hollywood Flames
Title: Yes They Do / Gee
Style: Rhythm & Blues
Released: 1961
Country: US
MP3 album: 1834 mb
FLAC album: 1609 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: DXD RA AIFF VOC APE MPC MP1
Genre: Rock

The Hollywood Flames were an American R&B vocal group in the 1950s, best known for their number 5 hit "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" in 1957. They formed as The Flames in 1949, in Watts, Los Angeles, at a talent show where members of various high school groups got together. The original members were Bobby Byrd (lead), David Ford, Curlee Dinkins and Willie Ray Rockwell. Rockwell was sometimes replaced by Clyde Tillis, and Ford sometimes sang lead. Their first paying gig was at Johnny Otis's Barrelhouse Club.

The Hollywood Flames were an American R&B vocal group in the 1950s, best known for their number 5 hit "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" in 1957.

About The Hollywood Flames. This long-lasting Los Angeles doo wop aggregation had a very fluid personnel roster. Bobby Day was one of the group's founders in 1950, and the Hollywood Flames recorded prolifically for Hollywood, Specialty, Lucky, Swingtime, Money, and other labels before cutting their one major hit, the rocking "Buzz Buzz Buzz," in 1957 for Ebb Records. Earl Nelson, who was later half of Bob & Earl, sang lead on the tune, and some of their subsequent Ebb 45s were rocking novelties. Day went on to solo success with "Rockin' Robin," and the group managed one more chart item, "Gee," for Chess in 1961 with Donald Height as lead singer.

Interpret: The Hollywood Flames. Album titlle: John Dolphin Session (1955-61). Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min. Gee, their only release on Chess in 1961, turned out to be a R&B seller with new tenor Donald Height up front (he'd go on to minor soul stardom himself). 45s for Goldie, Coronet, Vee-Jay, and Symbol completed the Flames' massive discography. By then, Ford was the only original left; ex-Rainbows member John Berry had joined the group in 1962. Nelson liked duet partners named Bob, subsequently teaming with Bobby Relf. Still doing business as Bob & Earl, they hit in '63 with Harlem Shuffle

The Hollywood Flames were an American R&B vocal group in the 1950s, best known for their hit, "Buzz Buzz Buzz". The Hollywood Flames made one record for Chess out of their Chicago studio "Gee" and "Yes They Do" Released in March 1961. In 1962 Ray left the Flames and became lead vocalist of The New York based Cadillacs. The Hollywood Flames continued to record for several more years, with a fluctuating line-up, the only constant being David Ford.

Listen to albums and songs from The Hollywood Flames. The Doo-Wop vocal group the Hollywood Flames had a major hit with the very rock and rolling "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz" and while they had other hits, most of their worthy back catalogue is waiting rediscovery - including a fun-loving track called "Frankenstein's De. Lead singer Bobby Day went solo and hit the charts - in a very big way - with "Rockin' Robin," but the Flames carried on without him.

The Hollywood Flames. The Hollywood Flames.

Tracklist

A Yes They Do
B Gee

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Chess Producing Corp.
  • Published By – Arc Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1787 The Hollywood Flames Yes The Do / Gee ‎(7", Promo) Chess 1787 US 1961