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Maskman & The Agents

The Progressive Four (members Harmon Bethea ...................  - group managed by Lillian Claiborne)

DC ? - 1947 ~ 1948 (Unsure Of Recordings)
Savoy ? - 1949 (Unsure Of Recordings) 

The Buddies (members Sherman Buckner (lead), Floyd Bennet (first tenor), Alfred Slaughter (lead) and Lester Fountain (baritone) - group managed by Lillian Claiborne - unsure if group made any recordings)

Paul Chapman & The Cap-Tans (members Sherman Buckner, Floyd Bennet, Alfred Slaughter, Lester Fountain and Harmon Bethea)

DC 8054 - You'll Always Be My Sweetheart / Coo-Coo Jug-Jug - 1950
DC 8064 Goodnight Mother / Let's Put Our Cards On The Table - 1950

The Cap-Tans

Dot 1009 - I'm So Crazy For Love / Crazy 'Bout My Honey Dip - 1950 
Dot 1018 - With All My Love / Chief Turn The Hose On Me - 1950 
Gotham 233 - My, My, Ain't She Pretty / Never Be Lonely - 1951
Gotham 268 - I Thought I Could Forget You / Waiting At The Station - 1951 (after this release Lester Fountain is drafted he is replaced by Ray Reader)
Coral 65071 - Asking / Who Can I Turn To - 1951 (after this release the group disbands and Harmon Bethea returns to gospel music and joins The Progessivaires who in 1954 became The Octaves)
Dot 15114 - With All My Love / I'm So Crazy For Love - 1953

L'Cap-Tans (members Harmon Bethea, Lester Britton, Richard Stewart, Elmo Anderson and Francis Henry (on guitar))

Hollywood 1092 - The Bells Ring Out / Call A Doctor - 1958

L'Cap-Tans with The Go Boys (members "Baby" Jim Belt, Lester Britton, Richard Stewart, Elmo Anderson, Harmon Bethea and Francis Henry)

DC 0416 - Homework / Say Yes - 1959

L'Cap-Tans

Savoy 1567 - Homework / Say Yes - 1959

Cap-Tans (members Roosevelt "Tippie" Hubbard, Jerome "Toy" Walton, "Baby" Jim Belt and Harmon Bethea)

Anna 1122 - I'm Afraid / Tight Skirts And Crazy Sweaters - 1960

Bob Marshall's Crystals ( record included Jerry Holland with The Cap-Tans)

Dc 0433 - Big Bite Of The Blues / Ain't No Big Thing (Instrumental) - 1962

Wailing Bethea & The Cap-Tans

Hawkeye 0430 - Rockin' In The Jungle / Annie Penguin - 1962

Bethea & The Cap-Tans  

Loop 100 - Crazy About The Woman / Revenue Man - 1963
Sabu 501 - You Better Mind / I Wanna Make Love - 1963
Sabu 103 - Whenever I Look At You / Round The Rocket - 1963


Mask Man & The Cap-Tans
 

Ru-Jac 220 - Love Can Do Wonders / Chicken Wings - 1964  

The Maskman & The Agents
(members Harmon Bethea, John Hood, Paul Williams and Tyrone Grey)

Gama 674 - There'll Be Some Changes / Never Would Have Made It - 1968 (inspired by 'The Lone Ranger' and the group being desperate for attention Harmon Bethea started wearing a mask)
Dynamo 118 - There'll Be Some Changes / Never Would Have Made It - 1968
Dynamo 125 - One Eye Open / Y'all - 1968 (With The Billy Clark Orchestra)
Dynamo 131 - My Wife, My Dog, My Cat / Love Bandito - 1969 (With The Billy Clark Orchestra)


Bethea The Masked Man & The Agents


Dynamo 136 - Get Away Dreams / I Would'nt Come Back - 1969


Bethea (The Masked Man & The Agents)


Dynamo 139 - Moon Dream / When You Got Money - ? 


The Maskman & The Agents


Dynamo 141 - One Eyed Dog In A Meat House / Never Would Have Made It - 1970
Dynamo 143 - It's The Thing / I Would'nt Come Back - 1970
Dynamo 145 -
Put On Your Shoes And Walk / There'll Be Some Changes - 1970
Dynamo 148 - Ain't That Some Shame / Ain't That Some Shame - 1970 


Harmon Bethea


Musicor 1393 - It Could Happen To You / She's My Meat - 1970


The Maskman & The Agents


Vigor 707 - Stand Up/ Part 2 (Instrumental) - 1970
Loop 701 - In A Crowded Station / It's The Thing 1972
Loop 711 - Roaches / I Wouldn't Come Back - 1972

Hitbound 2921 - In My Diary / Hard To Get Along - ?

Mask 901 - The World Is A Cafeteria / Wigs - ?
Cap City 104 - Wigs / The World Is A Cafeteria - ?

Harmon Bethea (died 18-December-2009 in Washington, DC --- cause: ?

Musicor 1483 - Talking About The Boss And I / Roaches - 1973

Musicor 1493 - Roaches / Talking About The Boss And I - 1973


Harmon Bethea (The Maskman)


Musicor 1494 - Over The Hill / There'll Be Some Changes - 1974


The Cap-Tans


Roadhouse 1016 - I Love You So / I Thought I Could Forget You - 1974 


The Cap-Tans / The Heartbreakers


Roadhouse 1023 - I'm Seeking Revenge / Feel Like Balling Some More* - 1974 *flip by The Heartbreakers.


The Maskman


Lebby 7967 - Ratty Ratty / Sitting On Your Doorstep - 1972
Lebby 7968 - Ratty Ratty / Sitting On Your Doorstep - 1972

The Masked Man & The Agents (members 

B.B.C. 294 - Stand Up / Stand Up (Part 2 & 3) - ?

The Maskman

B.B.C. 296 - You'll Never Make It Alone / Over The Hill Gang - ?
B.B.C. 297 - Stand Up / Ghetto Love - ?


Bethea The Maskman


B.B.C. 679 - Stand Up / Ghetto Love - ?

Harmon Bethea

Smiths 205 - Funky Donkey Monkey Walk / Movin' And Groovin - 70s


The Maskman (H. Bethea Sr.) and The Agents
 

Jan Jan 804 - Prices And Crises / Prices And Crises (The Maskman's Band) - 1974 

Harmon Bethea

Creole 62x76 - The Plainsman / Anonymous - 1975

The Cap-Tans 

Gotham 261 - Grateful / Don't Believe What They Say About Me - 1975 (bootleg of 1951 recordings by The Cap-Tans using the same label numbers as a 1951 release by Camille Howard) 

Harmon Bethea, The Masked Man & The Agents (members 

Dynamo 602 - That's Your Roots / Don't Play A Game - 1977 

The Maskman (H. Bethea Sr.) and The Agents (members 

Jan Jan 805 - That's Women Lib / That's Women Lib (Instrumental) - 1985
 

Additions and corrections by Michael Salkind, and Dante Carfagna