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The Mad Lads

The Teen Town Singers (members John Gary Williams, Julius Green, Harold Thomas, ................)  

The Emeralds (members John Gary Williams, William Brown (later to become engineer at Stax), Julius Green and Harold Thomas) Discovering that another group had the rights to the name Deanie Parker came up with the name The Mad Lads.  

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown, Julius Green and Robert Phillips - who replaced Harold Thomas on the day of the session after his father forced him to do a paper route rather than go down to the studio)  

Stax 160 - The Sidewalk Surf / Surf Jerk - 1964
Volt 127 - Don't Have To Shop Around / Tear Maker – 1965
Volt 131 - I Want Someone* / Nothing Can Break Through - 1966 *Deanie Parker On Piano.
Volt 135 - Come Closer To Me / Sugar Sugar – 1966
Volt 137 - I Want A Girl / What Will Love Tend To Make You Do - 1966 (John Gary Williams and William Brown were drafted in 1966 and groups recording career was practically suspended while they were in the military. Live appearances were carried on with replacements.
 Stax 139 - Patch My Heart / You Mean So Much To Me - 1966 

The Mad Lads (members Sam Nelson, Quincy Billups (formerly of The Premiers - later member of Ollie & The Nightingales), Julius Green and Robert Phillips) 

Volt 143 - I Don't Want To Lose Your Love / These Simple Reasons – 1967
Volt 150 - My Inspiration / Mr. Fix-It – 1967
Volt 162 - Whatever Hurts You / No Time Is Better Than Right Now - 1968
 

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown, Julius Green and Robert Phillips) Julius Green and Robert Phillips did not want John Gary Williams to rejoin group after he had completed his military service claiming he was too bossy. William Brown and STAX co-owner Jim Stewart made them reinstate him.  

Volt 4003 - So Nice* / Make Room - 1968 *track includes Isaac Hayes on vocals.
Volt 4009 - Love Is Here And Gone Tomorrow* / Make This Young Lady Mine - 1968 *lead William Brown. On background vocals Pat Lewis. 
Volt 4016 - By The Time I Get To Phoenix* / No Strings Attached - 1969 *Also Recorded in 1967 by The Magnificent Men on Capitol 2134 and in 1969 by Al Wilson on S
oul City 775.

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown and Robert Phillips) Julius Green had been imprisoned for cheque fraud. 

Volt 4041 - These Old Memories / Seeing Is Believin' - 1970 

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown, Freddie Durham and Robert Phillips)  

Volt 4068 - Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday / I'm So Glad I Fell In Love With You - 1971 

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown and Robert Phillips)

Volt 4080 - Did My Baby Call / Let Me Repair Your Heart* - 1972 *written by Harvey Scales for Marvin Gaye but turned down by Motown. Robert Phillips was not in the studio when track was taped.

John Gary Williams

Stax 0146 - My Sweet Lord / In Love With You – 1972

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown, ................................................)

Volt 4098 - I'm So Glad I Fell In Love With You / I Forgot To Be Your Lover - 1973 (group broke up after this release)

John Gary Williams

Stax 0205 - The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy / Ask The Lonely – 1974
Truth 3227 - Come What May / Just Ain't No Love – 1975

The Mad Lads (members John Gary Williams, William Brown, Julius Green and Robert Phillips)

Collectables Col 710157 - So Nice / By The Time I Get To Phoenix - 1986