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The Radiants

The Golden Gospeltones (members Maurice McAlister, Leonard Caston Jr., Barbara Caston (Sister of Leonard) and Richard Dickerson)

The Greater Harvest Baptist Church Choir (members Maurice McAlister, Leonard Caston Jr (whose father was a member of The Five Breezes with Willie Dixon), ...................................)

The Troubadors (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and Charles Washington)

The Troubadors (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and  Green "Mac" McLauren)

The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and  Green "Mac" McLauren) - this version of the group submitted a demo to Chess of their original songs titled "Hit It", "Joyce", "Please Don't Leave Me" and "Father Knows Best". 

The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and  Green "Mac" McLauren)

Chess 1832 - Father Knows Best / One Day I'll Show You - 1962

The Greater Harvest Baptist Church Choir 

Sharp 632 - What A Difference In My Life* / Without God - 1962 *lead Green "Mac" McLauren.

The Radiants (Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and  Green "Mac" McLauren)

Chess 1849 - Heartbreak Society / Please Don't Leave Me - 1963
Chess 1865 - I Got A Girl / I'm In Love - 1963 (Withdrawn)

Maurice McAlister and The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and  Frank McCollum)

Chess 1872 - Shy Guy / I'm In Love* - 1963 *on flip side Green "Mac" McLauren is with the group and Frank McCollum is not.

Maurice and The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson, Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler and  Frank McCollum)

Chess 1887 - I Gotta Dance To Keep My Baby / Noble The Bargain Man - 1964

The Radiants (members: A varying combination of Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson and Leonard Caston Jr., Jerome Brooks, Elzie Butler, Green 'Mac' McLauren)

Chess 1904 - Voice Your Choice / If I Only Had You - 1964 
Chess 1925 - It Ain't No Big Thing / I Got A Girl - 1965 (some copies issued with picture sleeve)
Chess 1939 - Whole Lot Of Woman / Tomorrow - 1965

Maurice and The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson and James Jameson)

Chess 1954 - Baby You've Got It / I Want To Thank You Baby - 1966 (Minnie Riperton on backing vocals) 

The Radiants (The Confessions (members Mitchell Bullock, ..............................))

Chess 1986 - (Don't It Make You) Feel Kinda Bad / Anything You Do Is Alright - 1966

Maurice McAlister

Chess 1988 - Baby Hang On / I'd Rather Do It Myself - 1966

The Radiants (members Mitchell Bullock, Wallace Sampson, James Jameson and Victor Caston)

Chess 2021 - The Clown Is Clever / Don't Take Your Love - 1967

Maurice & Mac (members Maurice McAlister and Green "Mac" McCLauren)

Checker 1179 - So Much Love / Try Me - 1967
Checker 1197 - You Left The Water Running / You're The One - 1968

The Radiants (members Mitchell Bullock, Wallace Sampson, James Jameson and Victor Caston)

Chess 2037 - Hold On / I'm Glad I'm The Loser - 1968
Chess 2057 - Tears Of A Clown / I'm Just A Man - 1968

Maurice & Mac (Maurice McAlister and Green "Mac" McCLauren)

Checker 1206 - Lean On Me / Why Don't You Try Me - 1968
Checker 1218 - Lay It On Me / What Am I Gonna Do - 1969

The Radiants (members Mitchell Bullock, Wallace Sampson, James Jameson and Victor Caston)

Chess 2066 - Choo Choo / Ida Mae Foster - 1969

Maurice & Mac (Maurice McAlister and Green "Mac" McCLauren)

Checker 1224 - Oh What A Time / Baby You're The One - 1969

The Radiants (members Mitchell Bullock, Wallace Sampson, James Jameson and Victor Caston)

Chess 2078 - Book Of Love / Another Mule Kicking In Your Stall - 1969
Chess 2083 - Shadow Of A Doubt / I'm So Glad I'm A Loser - 1969

Maurice & Mac (Maurice McAlister and Green "Mac" McCLauren)

Checker 1232 - Kick My Dog And I'll Kick Your Cat / But You Know I Love You - 1970
Chess 2102 - You Can't Say I Didn't Try / Lay It On Me - 1971

The Radiants (members Mitchell Bullock, Wallace Sampson, James Jameson and Maurice McAlister)

Twinight 153 - My Sunshine Girl / Don't Wanna Face The Truth - 1971

Maurice & Mac (Maurice McAlister and Green "Mac" McCLauren)

Brown Sugar 0103 - Use That Good Thing / Ain't No Harm To Moan - 1972

The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson and Leonard Caston Jr.,)

Eric 231 - It Ain't No Big Thing / Voice Your Choice - 1973

The Radiants (members 

Chess 15967 - Don't Take Your Love / ? - ?

The Ravens / The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson and Leonard Caston Jr.,)

Chess 138 - Dear One / Voice Your Choice* - ? *flip by The Radiants

Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces / The Radiants (members Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson and Leonard Caston Jr.,)

Collectables 03423 - Searchin' For My Love / It Ain't No Big Thing* - ? *flip by The Radiants.

The Nu-Radiants (members Wallace Sampson, James Jameson, Shalaby Karim and Nora Ellis)

 Trivia

Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire played drums on all The Radiants sessions. Maurice McAlister, Wallace Sampson and Leonard Caston provided backing vocals on Tony Clarke's  1965 release "The Entertainer" on Chess 1924. 

Discography by Bosko Asanovic. Updates by Marty Vernon (Son In Law of Barbara Caston)