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Cornell Gunter

 

The Debonairs (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Beverly Thompson (tenor), Thomas Fox (tenor), Obadiah Jessie (baritone) and Richard Berry (bass))

The Hollywood Bluejays (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Beverly Thompson (tenor), Thomas Fox (tenor), Obadiah Jessie (baritone) and Richard Berry (bass))

Recorded In Hollywood 396 – I Had A Love* / Tell Me You Love Me** - 1953 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **lead Richard Berry.

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Beverly Thompson (tenor), Thomas Fox (tenor), Obadiah Jessie (baritone) and Richard Berry (bass))

Flair 1012 – I Had A Love* / She Wants To Rock** - 1953 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **lead Richard Berry.

The Hunters (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Beverly Thompson (tenor), Thomas Fox (tenor), Obadiah Jessie (baritone) and Richard Berry (bass))

Flair 1017 – Rabbit On The Log* / Down At Hayden’s** - 1953 *group singing in unison.   **lead Obadiah Jessie.

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Beverly Thompson (tenor), Thomas Fox (tenor), Obadiah Jessie (baritone) and Richard Berry (bass))

Flair 1019 – You Should Care For Me* / Tell Me You Love Me** - 1953 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **lead Richard Berry.

Young Jessie (Obadiah Jessie)

Modern 921 – Lonesome Desert / I Smell A Rat* – 1954 (session: The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Beverly Thompson, Thomas Fox and Richard Berry) *also recorded in 1953 by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, Johnny Otis Band on Peacock 1632.     

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Beverly Thompson, Thomas Fox, Obadiah Jessie and Richard Berry)

Flair 1028 – Love Me Girl* / Gettin’ High** - 1954 *leads Richard Berry and Cornell Gunter.   **lead Richard Berry.

Ricky and Jennell (Richard Berry and Jennell Hawkins)

Flair 1033 – This Time It’s Real / Each Step – 1954 (session: The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Beverly Thompson, Thomas Fox and Obadiah Jessie)

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Beverly Thompson, Thomas Fox, Obadiah Jessie and Richard Berry)

Flair 1041 – Baby Wants* / You Were Untrue* - 1954 (session: Ike Turner) *lead Richard Berry. 
Flair 1044 – This Is The Night For Love* / Let’s Make With Some Love* - 1954 *leads Cornell Gunter and Richard Berry.   *lead Richard Berry.

The Chimes (members Cornell Gunter, Charles Jackson (later member of The Chimes on Speciality), Thomas Fox, Obadiah Jessie and Randy Jones)

Flair 1051 – Love Me, Love Me, Love Me / My Heart’s Crying For You** - 1954 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **group singing in unison.

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Charles Jackson, Thomas Fox, Obadiah Jessie and Randy Jones)

Flair 1056 – I’ll Never Let You Go* / Hold Me, Thrill Me, Chill Me* - 1954 *lead Cornell Gunter. 

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Charles Jackson, Thomas Fox, Obadiah Jessie and Randy Jones)

Flair 1067 – She Loves To Dance* / My Darling, My Sweet* - 1955 *lead Cornell Gunter.

The Dooley Sisters

Tampa 101 – Shtiggy Boom* / Johnny My Love – 1955 *session on backing vocals The Jac-O-Lacs (members Cornell Gunter, Thomas Fox and Obadiah Jessie)

The Jac-O-Lacs (members Cornell Gunter, Thomas Fox and Obadiah Jessie)

Tampa 103 – Cindy Lou* / Sha-Ba-Da-Ba-Doo – 1955 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **group singing in unison.

Dolly Cooper

Modern 965 – Ay La Bah* / My Man – 1955 *session on backing vocals The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Thomas Fox and Obadiah Jessie)

Shirley Gunter and The Flairs (members Shirley Gunter, Cornell Gunter, Thomas Fox and Obadiah Jessie)

Flair 1076 – Ipsy Opsie Ooh* / How Can I Tell You* - 1955 *lead Shirley Gunter.

The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Kenneth Byley (first tenor), Thomas Miller (baritone) and George Hollis (bass))

Cornell Gunter and The Ermines (members Cornell Gunter (lead tenor), Kenneth Byley (first tenor), Thomas Miller (baritone) and George Hollis (bass))

Loma 701 – True Love* / Peek, Peek-A-Boo** - 1955 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **group singing in unison.
Loma 703 – You Broke My Heart* / (Pretty Baby) I’m So Used To You Now* - 1956 *lead Cornell Gunter.
Loma 704 – Keep Me Alive* / Muchacha, Muchacha* - 1956 *Lead Cornell Gunter.

Cornell Gunter and The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Kenneth Byley, Thomas Miller and George Hollis)

ABC-Paramount 9698 – In Self Defense* / She Loves To Rock* - 1956 *Lead Cornell Gunter.

Shirley Gunter and The Flairs (members Shirley Gunter, Cornell Gunter, Kenneth Byley, Thomas Miller and George Hollis)

Modern 989 – Headin’ Home* / I Want You* - 1956 *lead Shirley Gunter.

“Fatso” Theus and The Flairs (members Arthur Theus, Cornell Gunter, Kenneth Byley, Thomas Miller and George Hollis)

Aladdin 3324 – Be Cool My Heart* / Rock ‘N Roll Drive-In* - 1956 *lead “Fatso” Theus.

Cornell Gunter and The Flairs (members Cornell Gunter, Kenneth Byley, Thomas Miller and George Hollis)

ABC-Paramount 9740 – Aladdin’s Lamp* / Steppin’ Out** - 1956 *lead Cornell Gunter.   **lead George Hollis.

Shirley Gunter and The Flairs (members Shirley Gunter, Cornell Gunter, Kenneth Byley, Thomas Miller and George Hollis)

Modern 1001 – Fortune In Love* / I Just Got Rid Of A Heartache* - 1956 *lead Shirley Gunter.

Cornell Gunter (born Cornelius Gunter on 14-November-1938 -- died 26-February-1990. Cause: he was shot while sitting behind the wheel of car at an intersection in Los Angeles. Trying to escape, he attempted to speed away, but due to his severe injuries he drove into a brick wall. Sammy Davis Jr. and Bill Cosby paid for his funeral expenses)

Liberty 55096 – If We Should Meet Again / Neighborhood Dance – 1957
Dot 15654 – You Send Me / Call Me A Fool – 1957
Eagle 301 – Baby Come Home / I Want You Madly - 1957

The Coasters (members Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Will Jones and Cornell Gunter)

Atco 6116 - Yakety Yak / Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart - 1958
Atco 6126 - The Shadow Knows / Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass - 1958
Atco 6132 - Charlie Brown / Three Cool Cats - 1959
Atco Sd-45-6132 - Charlie Brown / Three Cool Cats - 1959 (stereo release - blue label, silver print, "Stereo" under the "O" of Atco. 
Atco 6141 - Along Came Jones* / That Is Rock & Roll - 1959 *also recorded in 1969 by David "Deacon" Jones on Sundown 112.
Atco 6146 - Poison Ivy* / I'm A Hog For You - 1959 *Recorded 16-July-1959.

Atco 6153 - What About Us / Run Red Run - 1959
Atco 6163 - Besame Mucho (Parts 1) / Basame Mucho (Part 2) - 1960
Atco 6168 - Wake Me, Shake Me / Stewball - 1960
Atco 6178 - Shoppin' For Clothes* / The Snake & The Bookworm - 1960 *original writer of this track was Kent Harris the founder of Romark records and husband of Ty Karim, this track was recorded on the 29-July-1960. 
 
Atco 6186 - Wait A Minute / Thumbin' A Ride - 1961
Atco 6192 - Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) / Keep On Rolling - 1961
Atco 6204 - Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 1) / Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2) - 1961

Cornell Gunter

Warner Bros. 5266 – Lift Me Up Angel / Rope Of Sand – 1962
Warner Bros. 5292 – It Ain’t No Use / In A Dream Of Love – 1962

Cornell Gunter & The Cornells (members Cornell Gunter, ...........................................................)

Challenge 59281 – If I Had The Key To Your Heart / Wishful Thinking – 1965

Cornell Gunter

Together 101 – Love In My Heart / Down In Mexico – 1977