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The Soothers 

The Harps (members Willie Winfield, Jimmy Winfield, Clyde Winfield, Bill "Dicey" Galloway and Johnny Bronson)

The Skylarks (members Bill Dempsey, Curtis Cherebin, Fred Taylor, Eugene "Sonny" Cooke, Raoul J. Cita and Skillum ?)

The Harps (members Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Curtis Cherebin, Bill Dempsey and Raoul J. Cita)

The Harps (members Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita and Claudie "Nicky" Clark -- formerly of The 5 Crowns on RAINBOW)

The Harptones (members Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita and Claudie "Nicky" Clark  -- group name changed to avoid confusion with The Harps on  Savoy )

Bruce 101 - A Sunday Kind Of Love* / I'll Never Tell - 1953 *cover of the 1947 hit by Jo Stafford on Capitol, song was also recorded in 1963 by The Camelots on Aanko 1004. ---- Bruce label in script lettering is scarcer than in block letters. 
Bruce 102 - My Memories Of You / It Was Just For Laughs - 1954 (scarcer version due to flip side title)
Bruce 102 - My Memories Of You / The Laughs On You - 1954 (same flip but with different flip side title)
Bruce 104 - I Depended On You / Mambo Boogie - 1954
Bruce 109 - Why Should I Love You / Forever Mine - 1954 (With Accompaniment By The Shytans)

Bunny Paul With The Harptones (members Bunny Paul, Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita and Claudie Clark)

Essex 364 - I'll Never Tell / Honey Lover - 1954 (after this release Bill Galloway was drafted and was replaced by Jimmy Beckum formerly of The Majors on DERBY)

The Harptones featuring Willie Winfield (members Willie Winfield, Jimmy Beckum, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita and Claudie Clark)

Bruce 113 - Since I Fell For You / Oobidee-Oobidee-Oo - 1954 (copies that read "Mfg. By Nu-Way Enterprises, Inc" are scarcer than those that don't)
Bruce 126 - I Almost Lost My Mind* / Oo Wee Baby - 1955 *cover of Ivory Joe Hunters 1949 recording on MGM 8011, song was also released in 1956 by Pat Boone on Dot 15472.  

The Harptones 

Paradise 101 - Life Is But A Dream* / You Know You're Doing Me Wrong - 1955 (maroon label is scarcer than purple label) *also recorded in 1961 by The Earls on Rome 101.
Paradise 103 - My Success (It All Depends On You) / I've Got A Notion - 1955 (Scarcer Copy)
Paradise 103 - It All Depends On You / Guitar Shuffle - 1955 (maroon label is scarcer than purple label)

Ruth McFadden

Old Town 1030 - Schoolboy* / United We Stand - 1956 (backed by The Harptones) *this is a female version of "Loving A Girl Like You" a 1953 recording The Harptones recorded for Bruce records which wasn't released until 1963 on Bruce 123.

The Harptones featuring Willie Winfield 

Andrea 100 - What Is Your Decision / Gimmie Some - 1956 (from this release on the group went through many personnel changes, various members dropping out and rejoining, plus Bobby Spencer (formerly of The Cadillacs, The Chords and The Crickets), Milton Love of The Solitaires and Lowe Murray of The Fi-Tones being members of the group at one time or another)

The Harptones

Rama 203 - Three Wishes / That's The Way It Goes* - 1956 *backing chorus by The Joytones Lynn Middleton and Vickie Burgess.
Tip Top 401 - High Flyin' Baby / My Memories Of You - 1956
Rama 214 - On Sunday Afternoon / The Masquerade Is Over - 1956
Rama 221 - The Shrine Of St. Cecilia* / Oo Wee Baby - 1957 *cover of the 1952 recording by The Royals on Federal 12121. Billy Brown died shortly after this recording.

Carol Blades


Gee 1029 - When Will I Know / What Did I Do Wrong - 1957 (Backed By The Harptones)

The Harptones


Gee 1045 - Cry Like I Cried / So Good, So Fine, You're Mine - 1957
Warwick 500 - Laughing On The Outside* / I Remember - 1959 *cover of Jimmy Beckum's old group The Majors 1951 recording on Derby 779.
Warwick 512 - Love Me Completely / Hep Teenager - 1959
Warwick 551 - No Greater Miracle / What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - 1960
Coed 540 - Rain Down Kisses / Answer Me, My Love - 1960
Cub 9097 - Devil In Velvet / Your Love Is A Good Love - 1961
Companion 102 - All In Your Mind* / The Last Dance - 1961 *an "answer" record to Maxine Brown's 1960 classic on Nomar 103.
Companion 103 - What Will I Tell My Heart / Foolish Me - 1961

The Rapidtones (members Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita and Claudie Clark)

Rapid 1001/2 - Sunday Kind Of Love / My Memories Of You - 1962

The Harptones
(members Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita and Claudie Clark) 

Raven 8001 - A Sunday Kind Of Love / Mambo Boogie - 1962

The Harptones (members 

Bruce 123 - Loving A Girl Like You* / High Flying Baby - 1963 *a 1953 recording -- "Collectors Series" issue -- coloured vinyl.
Kt 201 - Sunset / I Gotta Have Your Love - 1964

The Soothers (members Claudie "Nicky" Clark, Bill Dempsey, Fred Taylor, Curtis Cherebin, Raoul J. Cita and Hank Jernigan)

Port 70041 - I Believe In You / The Little White Cloud** - 1964 (coloured vinyl scarcer than black) **cover of the 1951 recording by Johnnie Ray on OKEH 6840.

The Dells / The Harptones

Oldies 45  100 - I Wanna Go Home / I Almost Lost My Mind* - 1964 Flip By The Harptones.

The Impressions / The Harptones

Oldies 45  101 - Senorita I Love You / A Sunday Kind Of Love* - 1964 *Flip By The Harptones.

The Harptones / The Rhythm Aces

Oldies 45  103 - Life Is But A Dream / Flippety Flop* - 1964 *Flip By The Harptones.

The Dells / The Harptones

Oldies 45  155 - I Wanna Go Home / The Shrine Of St. Cecilia* - 1964 Flip By The Harptones

The Harptones / The Eternals

Oldies 45  170 - Life Is But A Dream / Rockin' In The Jungle* - 1964 *Flip By The Eternals.

The Harptones (Members Willie Winfield, Bill Galloway, Billy Brown, Bill Dempsey, Raoul J. Cita And Claudie Clark)

Trip 9 - Sunday Kind Of Love / Memories Of You - 1970

The Harptones / Chris Kenner

Masterpiece 202 - I'm So In Love With You / Grandma's House - 197?

The Harptones

Roulette 2 - The Shrine Of St. Cecilia / The Masquerade Is Over - 1971 ("Golden Great" Series)

The Harptones / The Cleftones

Roulette 41 - Cry Like I Cried / Can't We Be Sweethearts* - 1971 *Flip By The Cleftones. ("Golden Great" Series)
Roulette 63 - Three Wishes / Why Do You Like Me Like You Do* - 1971 *Flip By The Cleftones. ("Golden Great" Series)

The Harptones

Roulette 94 - Thats The Way It Goes / On Sunday Afternoon - 1971
Lost-Nite 395 - A Sunday Kind Of Love / I'll Never Tell - ?
Lost-Nite 397 - My Memories Of You / The Laughs On You - ?
Lost-Nite 399 - I Almost Lost My Mind / Oh Wee Baby - ?
Lost-Nite 401 - Forever Mine / Why Should I Love You - ?
Lost-Nite 403 - Since I Fell For You / Oobidee-Oobidee-Oo - ?
Lost-Nite 405 - I Depend On You / Mambo Boogie - ?

Lost-Nite 407 - What Is Your Decision / Gimmie Some - ?

The Eternals / The Harptones

Roulette 170 - Rockin' In The Jungle / Life Is But A Dream - 1973
("Golden Great" Series)

The Harptones

Relic 1022 - Sunday Kind Of Love / I'll Never Tell - 1973
Relic 1023 - My Memories Of You / It Was Just For Laughs - 1973
Relic 1024 - In The Still Of The Night / I Pray For Love - 1973

The Harptones
(Members

Broadcast 197 - Marie / That's The Way It Goes - 1974
Janus 715 - Life Is But A Dream / It All Depends On You - ?

The Harptones
(members Bill Dempsey, Jimmy Beckum, Curtis Cherebin, Fred Taylor and Raoul J. Cita)

Robin Hood 131 - Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Not Harptones - 1976
Ambient Sound 02807 - Love Needs A Heart / It's You - 1982

The Harptones

Collectables Col 001167 - Cry Like I Cried / So Good So Fine - ?
Collectables Col 002187 - The Shrine Of St. Cecelia / Oo-Wee Baby - ?
Collectables Col 002197 - On A Sunday Afternoon / The Masquerade Is Over - ?
Collectables Col 033377 - A Sunday Kind Of Love / My Memories Of You - ?
Collectables Col 038147 - I'll Never Tell / A Sunday Kind Of Love - ?
Collectables Col 038157 - My Memories Of You / Since I Fell For You - ?

Collectables Col 038167 - I Almost Lost My Mind / Laughing On The Outside - ?
Collectables Col 038177 - Forever Mine / Loving A Girl Like You - ?

Ep's

Bruce 201 - The Sensational Harptones - 1954
Tracks: A Sunday Kind Of Love / Ou Wee Baby /// Forever Mine / I Almost Lost My Mind.

Trivia

In 1956 The Harptones appeared in the first R&B motion picture, "Rockin' The Blues", along with The Wanderers, The Hurricanes, Linda Hopkins, The Miller Sisters and DJ. Hal Jackson