The Bluenotes

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This article is about a 1950's vocal group. For the Philadelphia soul group, see Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. For Neil Young's The Bluenotes, see Neil Young#Experimental years (1980–1988).
The Bluenotes
Origin North Carolina
Genres Vocal
Years active 1957–1960
Labels Colonial
Associated acts Johnny Dee, George Hamilton IV, Billy "Crash" Craddock
Past members Tom Underwood
Joe Tanner
Pat Patterson
Ralph Harrington

The Bluenotes were a vocal group featuring Tom Underwood, Joe Tanner, Pat Patterson, and Ralph Harrington. They recorded for the Brooke and Colonial record labels. Their first single, Page One/Mighty Low, was released in 1957 on the Colonial label and the last single, It Had To Be You/Summer Love, was released in 1960 on the Brooke label. They also sang on several other records on Colonial with other artists.

Joe Tanner had success after the breakup of The Bluenote. He worked with Roy Orbison. He also arranged and produced many songs, including In Dreams (Roy Orbison), A Rose and a Baby Ruth (George Hamilton IV), and Sittin' In the Balcony (John D. Loudermilk. He also played guitar on Orbison's hit, Oh, Pretty Woman.[1]


Colonial Records[edit]

Brooke Records[edit]

  • I Don't Know What It Is/You Can't Get Away From Love (1959)
  • Forever On My Mind/I'm Gonna Find Out (1960)
  • It Had To Be You/Summer Love (1960)