The Slades

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The Slades with Joe Conroy (Dj Brad) from doo wop café

The Slades was a vocal group out of Austin, Texas.

All the members and attended local McCallum High School. Personnel included John Goeke, Don Burch, Tommy Kaspar, Bobby Doyle, and Jimmy Davis. The first four were on their first recording, and they added Davis on the second disc.

Baby, backed with You Mean Everything To Me, was their first recording waxed on the new Domino[1] label from Austin Texas. Soon after the initial pressing on Domino as the Spades, their name was changed to the Slades and it was released on the Liberty label and had national distribution.

Their second recording for Domino records was their biggest. You Cheated peaked at number 42 in 1958 on the Billboard charts. It was the original recording of the song, recorded before the Los Angeles based Shields covered it. The Shields had the biggest hit with it. The Slades record was still popular enough to earn them a spot on American Bandstand. Many follow up recordings and back up credits for other Domino label artists followed, but none sold as well as You Cheated. Domino was a small label and didn't have the distribution of a larger label, and that contributed to their eventual demise.


  1. ^ "RECORDING INDUSTRY". Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 


  • Brian Lee Web page cited above
  • with additional contributions from the Ace CD Best Of Domino Records

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