Friday, December 31, 2010

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year 2011 /Merry Christmas 2010 For All of You

Doo Wop

The Cameos

From Philadelphia, this group only made one record in November 1957 as "The Cameos," but the group members were no strangers to the Philly R&B group harmony recording scene.  Named after the Cameo label for this one release, the Cameos personnel included Oscar "Cisco" Williams, John "Pancho" Christian, Reggie Price, Rufus Hunter and Tony Lewis.
Cisco Williams, Pancho Christian and Reggie Price were from North Philadelphia and had previously sung with the Quadrells (Whirlin' Disc label).  Rufus had been with the Magnificents out of Chicago.  Later, Cisco, Reggie and Pancho (along with Kent Peeler of the Dreamers on Grand and Roosevelt Simmons of the Sensations) would form the core of the Universals ("Again").  Cisco, Pancho and Reggie would also sing with the later Turbans.
Cisco did the lead on this up tempo Christmas classic. 
The A Side  

And A Happy New Year  The B Side 

And last but not least , slowin it down a little bit

ABBA around the Piano

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