The Four Buddies

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The Four Buddies were an American doo-wop group, based in Baltimore, Maryland. They recorded in the early to mid-1950s, and focused on melodious and laid-back ballads. Their biggest hit was "I Will Wait", and they recorded for Savoy Records.

Early pressings of "I Will Wait" b/w "Just to See You Smile Again" (Savoy 769) show artists' credit as "The Four Buds".[1][2]

Members included Leon "Larry" Harrison, who went on to form a group in May 1953 called simply The Buddies; William "Tommy" Carter, Vernon "Bert" Palmer and John "Gregory" Carroll. Palmer and Carter were replaced in 1953, by Alvin Bowen and Maurice Hicks.[3]

Roger Wainwright, Luther Dixon and Danny Ferguson recorded with Harrison, for Glory Records in 1955.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marv Goldberg's R&B Notebooks - 4 BUDDIES". 
  2. ^ "Rhythm & Blues Record Reviews". Billboard: 36. Jan 13, 1951. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2015). Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 135. ISBN 9781442240070. 
  4. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2015). Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 136. ISBN 9781442240070. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ward, Brian (1998). Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race. University of California Press. ISBN 0520212983. 
  • Leszczak, Bob (2015). Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442240070. 
  • "The Four Buddies". Roots and Rhythm. Retrieved April 26, 2008.