The Paragons were a 1950's New York doo-wop quintet with Julius McMichael's distinctive high tenor up front, The Paragons were in the forefront of New York street-corner harmony in 1957. Their Winley label debut "Florence"/"Hey Little School Girl" paired a tender ballad with a torrid jump, and several Winley followups also racked up solid regional sales. The Paragons (2), The Jesters (2), The Harptones, The Clovers - The Great Singing Groups (LP, Album, Comp, Bea).
Bill Haley of Bill Haley and the Comets singing Rock Around the Clock, 1955. Elvis Presley in a publicity photo for Jailhouse Rock (1957). Fats Domino singing Blueberry Hill on The Alan Freed Show c. 1956. Music history of the United States in the 1950s.
The Jesters vs The Paragons, it featured "Kneel And Pray" and "Just A Memory," along with "So You Will Know" and "Two Hearts Are Better Than On. Rounding out the Paragons' contribution were the d "Florence, Don't Leave Me" (led by Mack) and "Don't Cry Baby" (the only tune fronted by Bill Witt). The final hurrah for the Paragons was a January 1964 LP on Musictone called The Paragons vs The Harp-tones (but it's The Paragons Meet The Harptones on the back of the cover). Although a Leonetti label, it contained some Winley masters ("Florence," "Let's Start All Over Again," and "Doll Baby"). The other tunes were "Blue Velvet," "(Come On) Baby Take My Hand," "Wedding Bells," and the d "Danny Boy" (led by Alan Moore and recorded for Leonetti).
29d 21h left (27/2, 1:12). Paragons - the paragons return - eu 12 trk vinyl lp - unplayed - reggae. Harptones, Paragons, Jesters Clovers The Funky Fifties. Shipping not specified. 21d 17h left (18/2, 21:17). Paragons Meet the Jesters Monaural Reissue On Paul Winley Productions Label.
Excellent compilation of two of the Best DooWop groups. This sounds like an upgraded remaster of the original record album - the photo is the exact same '50s Cool. CD is great but in the past my music purchases went straight to my i phone,this did not and have not been advised why.
The Paragons Vs. the Harptones.
|A2||–The Paragons||Hey Little School Girl|
|A3||–The Clovers||Out Here|
|A4||–The Clovers||T.V. Fanatic|
|A5||–The Clovers||Let Me Hold You|
|B1||–The Jesters||Love No One But You|
|B2||–The Jesters||The Plea|
|B3||–The Harptones||My Memories Of You|
|B4||–The Harptones||I Was Just A Laugh|
|B5||–The Harptones||I Depend On You|
- Record Company – Pickwick International, Inc.
Notes1965 US 1st release with beaded edges on the record rim.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): K-431-A 31-8-65
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): K-431-B 31-2 8-65