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The Fascinations

The Sabre-Ettes (Members Martha Reeves, Shirley Walker, Maxine Wood And ?) 

The Boswell Sisters (Members Bernadine Boswell, Joanne Levell and one other Sister ?)

The Sabre-Ettes (Members Martha Reeves, Shirley Walker, Bernadine Boswell, Joanne Levell and Fern Bledsoe (A former secretary at Motown)) Group survived for roughly one year (1960 Roughly) singing at The Broadway Sportman Club)  

The Fasinations (Members Shilrley Walker, Joanne Levell, Bernadine Boswell And Fern Bledsoe) Group Originated From Detroit, Michigan. Shirley Walker Formed Group In 1960.

ABC-Paramount 10387 - Mama Didn't Lie / Someone Like You – 1962

The Fascinations (Members Shilrley Walker, Joanne Levell, Bernadine Boswell And Fern Bledsoe)

ABC-Paramount 10387 - Mama Didn't Lie / Someone Like You – 1962
ABC-Paramount  10443 - Tears In My Eyes / You Gonna Be Sorry – 1962

The Aprils (Members Fern Bledsoe, ................................................)

Ran-Dee 121/122 -I Want To Know / Precious Love - 1964

Fern & The Aprils (Members Fern Bledsoe, ................................)

Ran-Dee 123/124 - Gotta Be In Love / I Want To Know - 1964

Shirley Lawson
(Shirley Walker)

Enterprise 5040 - So Much To Me / Sad Sad Day – 1965
Back Beat 567 - The Star / One More Chance - 1966 

The Fascinations (Members Shirley Walker, Joanne Levell, Bernadine Boswell And Fern Bledsoe)

Mayfield 7711 - Lucky (Instrumental) / I'm So Lucky - 1966 (Demo Copies Only)
Mayfield 7711 - (Say It Isn't So) Say You'd Never Go / I'm So Lucky (He Loves Me) – 1966
Mayfield 7714 - Girls Are Out To Get You* / You'll Be Sorry - 1967 *With Donny Hathaway On Piano.
Mayfield 7716 - I'm In Love / I Can't Stay Away – 1967
Mayfield 7718 - Hold On / Such A Fool – 1968
Mayfield 7719 - Just Another Reason / Ok For You - 1968

We’re fairly sure that it’s not the same group who released the following singles, but is there a connection

The Fascinations

Sure 106 - It's Midnight / Boom Bada Boom - 1960 (Scarcer Copy) (A white male group from Akron, Ohio)
Sure 106 - Midnight / Boom Bada Boom - 1960

The Fascinations

Paxley 750 - If I Had Your Love / Why - 1960
Dore 593 - If I Had Your Love / Why - 1961

Cecil Garrett & The Fascinations (Members

Calla 107 - Bearcat (Part 1) / Bearcat (Part 2) - ?

The Fascinations

A & G 101 - Since You Went Away / I'm Gonna Cry – 1972 (A male group from Brooklyn, NY)
Info from Tony D'Ambrosio:

The Fascinations on A & G 101 were a male group from Brooklyn, NY. Both sides of A&G 101 were recorded for Al Browne in 1959;
I released them (A&G was my label) in 1972. The real name of the group was not the Fascinations. When Al Browne and I were going through his master tapes, there was no name  for the group on these two sides. I named them the Fascinations, after a few other collectors told me they sounded somewhat like the Fascinators, another Brooklyn group.  Less than 150 copies of the record survived a heating system flood that occurred a few years after the records were pressed. Originally 500 were pressed.

Jordon & The Fascinations (Formed from members of the Sure label group and The Boulevards from Queens, NY)

Crystal Ball 123 - Goodnight / One-Two-Three - 1978 (500 Black Vinyl And 25 Red Vinyl Copies Made Only)