Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#775 (11/24/12 - 12/7/12)

CLASSICS - PART SIXTEEN

IN MEMORY OF CLEVE DUNCAN
(WHO LEFT US ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012)

"Earth Angel"/"Hey Senorita"
by The Penguins
on DooTone 348-B/A
released in 1954

"Memories Of El Monte"
by Cleve Duncan And The Penguins
on Original Sound OS-27
released in 1963


Above: The Penguins from late 1954, (Left to Right) Sid Talmadge (record distributor), Cleve Duncan (lead tenor), Bruce Tate (baritone), Dexter Tisby (tenor), Curtis Williams (baritone/bass), and Dootsie Williams (DooTone owner).

Trade Magazine Article (November 1954): ....Speaking of Sid Talmadge, prexy of Record Merchandising, much of the credit for the success of DooTone's red-hot "Earth Angel" should go to him for helping to get it started here in L.A. ....

Click HERE for an article about The Penguins by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: DooTone advertisements from The Billboard dated (L-R) 11/6/54, 1/15/55 and 1/22/55.


Above: (L-R) Advertisement and column, both from The Billboard dated 1/22/55.







Above: Columns from The Billboard dated (L-R) 4/16/55 and 5/14/55.


Above: (Left) 45-rpm label images for DooTone 348 and Original Sound OS-27. The personnel on "Memories Of El Monte" are Cleve Duncan, Walter Saulsberry and a studio group called The Viceroys. It was released in March 1963.


[DooTone 78-rpm label scan and corresponding audio provided by Dave Saviet.]
Above: Label image of DooTone 348 recorded in June 1954 and released in September 1954. Cleve Duncan sings lead on Earth Angel, with Dexter Tisby coming in on the bridge, and the flip is led by Curtis Williams. The Penguins recorded for DooTone (1954-55), Mercury/Wing (1955-56) and Atlantic (1957).

Trade Magazine Article (February 1955): ....Those great "Earth Angel" boys are slated for a guest appearance on the Perry Como show Feb. 2....

Listen to this week's selections by The Penguins:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Earth Angel - DooTone 348-B - 1954
          2. Hey Senorita - DooTone 348-A - 1954
          3. Memories Of El Monte - Original Sound OS-27 - 1963
 
          ALL THREE played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Earth Angel - DooTone 348-B - 1954
          2. Hey Senorita - DooTone 348-A - 1954
          3. Memories Of El Monte - Original Sound OS-27 - 1963

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Earth Angel - DooTone 348-B - 1954
          2. Hey Senorita - DooTone 348-A - 1954
          3. Memories Of El Monte - Original Sound OS-27 - 1963


     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]


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