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This R&B vocal group, formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1951, was renowned for producing the tightest and most gorgeous harmonies of the rock ‘n’ roll era. For much of their history they consisted of Zeke Carey (24 January 1933, Bluefield, Virginia, USA), Jake Carey (b. 9 September 1926, Pulaski, Virginia, USA), Paul Wilson (b. 6 January 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. May 1988) and Johnny Carter (b. 2 June 1934, Chicago, Illinois, USA). The group’s first lead was Sollie McElroy (b. 16 July 1933, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 January 1995), who brought the group regional fame on ‘Golden Teardrops’ for the Chance label in 1954. He was replaced by Nate Nelson (b. 10 April 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 April 1984) who brought the group into the rock ‘n’ roll era with the magnificent ballad ‘I’ll Be Home’, a number 5 R&B hit in 1956 on Chess Records. There then followed a period of disarray, in which Carter and Zeke Carey were lost to the draft. The Flamingos brought into the group Tommy Hunt (b. 18 June 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and Terry Johnson (b. 12 November 1935, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) and moved to New York where they signed with End Records in 1958.
At this stage of their career the Flamingos had their biggest US hits, ‘Lovers Never Say Goodbye’ (R&B number 25 in 1958), ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ (R&B number 3 and pop number 11 in 1959), ‘Nobody Loves Me Like You’ (R&B number 23 and pop Top 30 in 1960), the latter song written by Sam Cooke. One of the group’s last outstanding records was ‘I Know Better’ (1962), a Drifters’ sound-alike that captured top spots in many markets. During the early 60s the Flamingos lost the rest of their original members, except for Jake and Zeke Carey. The cousins managed to achieve some minor hits during the soul era, notably ‘Boogaloo Party’, which was the group’s only UK chart hit when it reached number 26 in 1969 (three years earlier it was a US R&B number 22 hit). The Flamingos’ last US chart record was ‘Buffalo Soldier’ 1970 (R&B Top 30). Nate Nelson died in 1984 and Paul Wilson in 1988. Sollie McElroy, after leaving the Flamingos in 1955, joined the Moroccos, with whom he recorded for three years, and Johnny Carter joined the Dells in 1960..
Kyle Flandrau, from Dumont, NJ, was singing to his family when he was two years old. By age six he found himself honing his songbird skills before a vocal coach. Sharing a birthday with Elvis Presley fueled his fandom of the singer and his own interest in singing. Kid Kyle sings the urban doo-wopp street corner "juvenile sound" popularized by Frankie Lymon and other assorted 12 or 13 year-olds.

On Labor Day, 2004, Kyle performed before 1000+ people with a male backup group. Kyle's standing ovations elicited the most enormous audience responses of the weekend
Kid Kyle 
The Harptones 
The Harptones are an American doo-wop group, which formed in Manhattan in 1953.
The group never had a top forty pop hit, or even a record on the national R&B charts, yet they are still considered one of the most influential doo-wop groups, both for their lead singer, Willie Winfield and their pianist/arranger, Raoul Cita. The Harptones recorded for various labels, including Coed Records. The Harptones may have been the first doo-wop group to number a full-time arranger among their members, and Cita knew how to work to Winfield's strengths. Their best-known recordings include "Sunday Kind of Love" (1953), "Why Should I Love You?" (1954), "Life is But a Dream" (1955), and "The Shrine of St. Cecilia" (1956).
In 1956, they recorded some songs for the film Rockin' the Blues: "Mambo Boogie", "Ou Wee Baby",[1] and "High Flying Baby".[2]
The song "Life is But a Dream" was featured in the 1990 film GoodFellas, and can be found on the film's soundtrack.
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