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The Clovers Part Two

The Clovers Part Two

The Clovers Part Two

For those of you that enjoyed Part One, here’s The Clovers Part Two, and for those, that haven’t read the first Part, please read it and come back, because you don’t want to miss out.

From 1961 To Present 

In 1961 their United Artists contract expired and they moved to Winley Records. The label had begun in 1956 by Paul Winley, brother of The Clovers bass Harold Winley. Paul Winley had actually written songs for the group (prior to their move to his label), Big Joe Turner as well as Ruth Brown. Winley Records had also released songs including the former Clovers singer Charlie White, Nobody‘s Fault But Mine/ Dearest To Me (1958). However, their sojourn on Winley Records really didn’tprove successful,

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Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?

Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?

Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?

You’re probably wondering why a Girl Group like The Bobbettes, that was the very first Girl Group, that was on the R&B, would be talked about more than a footnote on some article. I never heard anything about them on Black History Month (February), nor Women History Month (March). If it wasn’t for my love of Girl Groups, even I wouldn’t know about them. Nothing much is known about them, so I’m doing a second blog to let you know that I’ll be thinking of them a lot. This blog is named Whatever Happen To The Bobbettes?, and I’ll be typing about their deaths.

The first born was Laura Webb (1941–2001), so that’s who I’ll start her first...

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Mr Lee The Bobbettes

Mr Lee The Bobbettes

Mr Lee The Bobbettes

I wasn’t going to pass up a Girl Group, and with the fact they started in 1955, which I’m going to full with this blog called Mr Lee The Bobbettes, I hope you like them. I got an album with all their recordings, so if you never heard of them, then by the time you read this blog, you will.

The group in 1957.
The Bobbettes were an American R&B girl group who had a 1957 top 10 hit song called Mr. Lee. The group originally existed from 1955 to 1974 and consisted of Jannie Pought (1945 1980), Emma Pought (birthed 1942), Reather Dixon (1945 2014), Laura Webb (19412001), as well as Helen Gathers (1942 2011).




The Bobbettes History



The group, which originally formed in East Harlem, New York, in 1955, was first referred to
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