The Four Voices (group)

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The Four Voices were a 1950s vocal harmony quartet based in Tennessee that issued a succession of singles on Columbia Records.[1][2]

The Four Voices were Allan Chase (tenor), Sal Mayo (tenor), Bill McBride (baritone) and Frank Fosta (bass baritone). The group appeared on the Arthur Godfrey television programme,[3] and in ice-shows and revues.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • "Honest, Darling (Believe Me)" B: "Hey! Honey (Kissin' Is Free)", May 1955[5]
  • "Darling, Thanks To You" Oct 1955
  • "Lovely One", B-side "Geronimo" 1956[6]
  • "Let's Write Our Own Love Story" 1956
  • "I'm Dreaming Of Wedding Bells" 1956
  • "I Love You Still", B: "Sentimental" Feb 1957
  • "Such A Shame" May 1957
  • "Angel of Love", May 1957[7]
  • "Kingdom Of Love" Aug 1957
  • "Dancing With My Shadow" Dec 1957
  • "Bon Bon" December 1957[8]
  • "Ev'ry Hour, Ev'ry Day Of My Life" Apr 1958
  • "Tell Me You Love Me, Tell Me You're Mine" Aug 1958
  • "Sealed with a Kiss", B: You're All There Is, May 1960 - possibly the final single

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard - 13 oct. 1956 - Page 18 The Four Voices sold over 200,000 with "Geronimo," which rode on the back of "Lovely One.
  2. ^ Billboard - 7 apr. 1958 - Page 1 The Four Voices had a big one in "Dancing With My Shadow.
  3. ^ Colin Larkin The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music 1882267028 1992 "Four Voices Formed in the USA during the mid-50s the Four Voices were Allan Chase (tenor), Sal Mayo (tenor), Bill McBride (baritone) and Frank Fosta (bass baritone). The group appeared on the Arthur Godfrey television programme and ..."
  4. ^ Billboard - 4 Feb 1956 - Page 20 "The Four Voices, Columbia recording group, will open at the Roxy Theater Wednesday (4) as the only non-skating act in the pioneer rock and roll ice show. The group just closed at Al Siegel's New Beverly Club in New York."
  5. ^ Billboard - 18 june 1955 - Page 34 THE FOUR VOICES Hey! Honey (Kissin' Is Free) 77 COLUMBIA 40516 — The new Columbia group debuts with a rockin', jumpin' novelty, projected with showmanship. A cute hunk of wax that may have benefited from a less ..."
  6. ^ Billboard - 17 march 1956 - Page 28 "LOVELY ONE (Blackwood, BMI)-The Four Voices-Columbia 40643 A "sleeper" that made a fast play for chart scores this week, and edged into the No. 20 slot. A top record in Baltimore and Minneapolis, "Lovely One" was also reported ..."
  7. ^ Billboard - 27 May 1957 - Page 51 THE FOUR VOICES Columbia 40933 .' ANGEL OF LOVE (Opus, BMI) Some very impressive chanting by the group with extra bows for the lead singer. Ballad has a powerful theme that should get thru a teen-age ear with real impact."
  8. ^ Billboard - 16 Dec 1957 - Page 52 THE FOUR VOICES Bon Bon 78 COLUMBIA 41076 — A Bob Merrill rockaballad with one of those responding fem voices adding a cozy note. Simple, appealing fare with likely teen attraction. "