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The Jive Five

The Top Notes (Members Eugene Pitt,.................................) No Recordings.

The Zip-Tones (Members Eugene Pitt,................................) No Recordings.

The Akrons (Members Eugene Pitt, ? Murphy, ? Murphy (The Father And Uncle Of Eddie Murphy) ..........) No Recordings.

The Genies (Members -- Said To Be Eugene Pitt --, Estelle Williams, Fred Jones, Claude Johnson And Haskell Cleveland)  

Shad 5002 - Who's That Knockin' / The First Time - 1958 (Group formed by Fred Jones -- Both Fred Jones and Eugene Pitt state that Eugene Pitt was never a member of The Genies -- Others state that the group was called The Genies as a take on Eu (Gene's) name and that he was a member -- these are the group's five releases -- Estelle Williams and Haskell Cleveland went on to form Jeannie & Her Boyfriends who had an answer record in 1959 to "Who's That Knockin'" entitled "It's Me Knockin' / Baby" on Warwick 508)
Hollywood 69 - No More Knockin' / On The Edge Of Town – 1959
Warwick 573 - Crazy Love / There Goes That Rain – 1960
Warwick 607 - Just Like The Bluebird / Twistin' Pneumonia – 1960
Warwick 643 - Little Young Girl / Crazy Feeling - 1961 

The Jive Five (Members Eugene Pitt, Jerome Hanna, Thurmon "Billy" Prophet, Richard Harris And Norman Johnson (Born 1935 - Died ?-February-1970 - Cause?)

Beltone 1006 - My True Story* / When I Was Single - 1961 *Written By Eugene Pitt.
Beltone 1014 - Never, Never / People From Another World – 1961

The Jive Five with Eugene Pitt (members Eugene Pitt, Jerome Hanna, Thurmon "Billy" Prophet, Richard Harris and Norman Johnson)

Beltone 2019 - Hully Gully Callin' Time / No Not Again - 1962

The Jive Five with Eugene Pitt (members Eugene Pitt, Andre Coles, Casey Spencer, Beatrice Best and Norman Johnson)

Beltone 2024 - What Time Is It / Beggin' You Please - 1962 (before the group recorded this 45 there were some personnel changes Jerome Hanna died and was replaced by Andre Coles, Casey Spencer replaced Thurmon "Billy" Prophet and Beatrice Best subbed for Richard Harris)

Eugene Pitt (Lead Singer Of The Jive Five)  

Beltone 2027 - She's My Girl / Every Day Is Like A Year – 1962

The Jive Five With Eugene Pitt
(Members Eugene Pitt, Andre Coles, Casey Spencer, Beatrice Best and Norman Johnson)

Beltone 2029 - Do You Hear Wedding Bells / These Golden Rings – 1962
Beltone 2030 - Johnny Never Knew / Lily Marlene – 1963
Beltone 2034 - Rain / She's My Girl - 1963 (More Personnel changes came with this release, Thurmon "Billy" Prophet returned to join Eugene Pitt -- They then teamed up with three former members of The Cadillacs, they were:- J. R. Bailey, Bobby Phillips and Buddy Brooks)
Sketch 219 - United / Prove Every Word You Say - 1964 (On this release Eugene Pitt brought back the old group of Casey Spencer, Beatrice Best And Richard Harris -- They still called themselves The Jive Five even though there were only four members.
Sketch 219 - Hey Baby You Think You're So Smart / Prove Every Word You Say - 1964
United Artists 807 - United / Prove Every Word You Say - 1964 

The Jive Five (members Eugene Pitt, Andre Coles, Casey Spencer, Beatrice Best and Norman Johnson)

Oldies 45   173 - What Time Is It / Beggin' You Please - 1964

The Jive Five 
(members Eugene Pitt, Jerome Hanna, Thurmon "Billy" Prophet, Richard Harris and Norman Johnson)

Oldies 45   175 - My True Story / When I Was Single - 1964

The Jive Five featuring Eugene Pitt 

United Artists 853 - I'm A Happy Man / Kiss, Kiss, Kiss - 1965

United Artists 936 - A Bench In The Park / Please, Baby, Please Come On Back To Me- 1965
United Artists 50004 - Goin' Wild / Main Street -1966
United Artists 50033 - In My Neighbourhood / Then Came Heartbreak – 1966
United Artists 50069 - You're A Puzzle / Ha Ha – 1966
United Artists 50107 - You / You Promised Me Great Things – 1966

The Four Havens / The Jive Five

Veep 1214 - Let's Have A Good Time Baby / What Time Is It* – 1966 Flip by The Jive Five

Eugene Pitt

Veep 1229 - Why, Why, Why / Another Rainy Day - 1966
(Backed By The Jive Five)

George Jackson

Double R 248 - When I Stop Lovin' You / That Lonely Night - 1966 (Backed By The Jive Five)
Cameo 460 - When I Stop Lovin' You / That Lonely Night - 1967 (Backed By The Jive Five)

The Jive Five With Eugene Pitt

Musicor
1250 - Crying Like A Baby / You'll Fall In Love – 1967
Musicor 1270 - No More Tears / You'll Fall In Love – 1967

The Jive Five Featuring Eugene Pitt

Musicor 1305 - Sugar (Don't Take Away My Candy) / Blues In The Ghetto - 1968

The Jyve Fyve (Members in the early 1970's Eugene Pitt, Casey Spencer, Richard Fisher (whose brother is Jesse Fisher on Way-Out Records) and Webster Harris (Former member of The Persians and Richard's brother)

Decca 32671 - You Showed Me The Light Of Love / (If You Let Me Make Love To You) Why Can't I Touch You - 1970
Decca 32736 - I Want You To Be My Baby / Give Me Just A Chance – 1970

Eugene Pitt & The Jyve Five

Avco 4568 - Come Down In Time / Love Is Pain – 1971
Avco 4589 - Follow The Lamb / Let The Feeling Belong – 1972
Avco 4589 - Follow The Lamb / Lay, Lady, Lay – 1972

The Jyve Five

Brut 814 - All I Ever Do (Is Dream About You) / Super Woman (Part 2)- 1974

The Jive Five

Beltone 3001 - Hurry Back / You Know What I Would Do – 1974
Beltone 3002 - The Girl With The Wind In Her Hair / I Don't Want To Be Without You Baby - 1974

Shadow

Chess 2162 - Sad Faces / People Don't Know What Love Is – 1974

Ebony, Ivory & Jade

Columbia 10196 - Samson / Sad Faces - 1975

The Jive Five (members in the 1979 lineup was Eugene Pitt, Casey Spencer, Richard Harris and Beatrice Best)

Relic 1026 - My True Story / When I Was Single - 1975 ~ 1978    
Relic 1027 - No Not Again / ? - 1975 ~ 1978

R
elic 1028 - Beggin' You Please / What Time Is It? - 1975 ~ 1978
Relic 1029 - These Golden Rings / Do You Hear Wedding Bells - 1975 ~ 1978
Relic 1030 - People From Another World / Never, Never - 1975 ~ 1978
Relic 1034 - She's My Girl / Rain – 1978

The Jive Five

Goldisc 3036 - My True Story / Rain (Makes My Baby Cry) – 1978
Goldisc 3037 - What Time Is It / Never, Never – 1978

The Jive Five
(Members In The 1982 Lineup Was Eugene Pitt And His Brothers Herbert And Frank Pitt, Charles Mitchell And Beatrice Best)

Ambient Sound 2742 - Magic Maker, Music Maker / Oh Baby - 1982 (With Special Guests Arlene Smith's Chantels)
Ambient Sound 3053 - Don't Believe Him Donna / Hey Sam – 1982
Ambient Sound 452 - You Lonesome Tonight / ? - ?

Later Member Additions - (1990 To Present),
Eugene Pitt, Beatress Best, Harold Gill, Maurice Unthank, Artie Loria, Danny Loria

Sir Render 007 - Falling Tears I Remember When - ?
Stoop Sounds 101 - Where Do We Go From Here / ? - 1996 (Limited Edition. Estimates Range From Less Than Ten, To A Few Dozen Made)
Lana 105 - My True Story / When I Was Single - ?

The Jive Five / The Showmen

United Artists 1001 - I'm A Happy Man / It Will Stand* - ?
*Flip By The Showmen.

The Jive Five

Eric 142 - What Time Is It / My True Story - ?

Bertha Tillman / The Genies

Eric 148 - Oh My Angel / Who's That Knocking* - ?
*Flip By The Genies.

The Jive Five

Collectables Col 013397 - What Time Is It / Beggin' You Please - ?
Collectables Col 013367 - My True Story / When I Was Single - ?
Collectables Col 013407 - Never Never / These Golden Rings - ?
Collectables Col 013397 - What Time Is It / Beggin' You Please - ?

Bertha Tillman / The Genies

Collectables Col 031947 - Oh My Angel / Who's That Knocking* - ?
*Flip By The Genies.

The Jive Five / Lil' Julian Herrera

Original Sound Os-45337 - My True Story / I Remember Linda* - ? *Flip By Lil' Julian Herrera

The Jive Five / The Majors

Collectables Col 060207 - I'm A Happy Man / A Wonderful Dream* - ? *Flip By The Majors.

Eugene Pitt & The Jive Five (Members Eugene Pitt,
Beatress Best, Harold Gill, Maurice Unthank, Artie Loria, Danny Loria)

Doesn't Matter Music DMM57A - It's Christmas - 2003 (Cd Single)

Trivia

Eugene Pitt and Casey Spencer sang backing vocals on Gloria Gaynor's 1974 hit on MGM 14748 "Never Can Say Goodbye" and on her 1975 Lp. of the same name on MGM  M3g-4982

Discography by Bosko Asanovic with additions by Dave Rimmer, and Eugene Pitt himself.