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Spyder Turner  

The Glee Club And Boys Ensemble (Members Dwight Turner.............................)

The Nonchalants (Members Dwight Turner............................................................)

Chroma 1000 - A Shepherd Boy And His Girl / Honky Tonk Joe - ? (Unsure If This Is The Group)

DeWight (Spider) Turner & The Stereophonics and The Bell Hops Band (members Spider Turner, The Stereophonics: Charlette (lead vocals), Marlene, Connie Stokes, Jobe Stokes / Thomas (not sure which name he used), Michael Stokes (vocals and keyboards). The Bell Hops Band: Charles "Chicken Charlie" Herndon (lead guitar), Howard Thompson (rhythm guitar), Rudy Thomas (saxophone), Fred Shockley (trumpet), Zachery Slater (bongos), Albert "Doc" Holiday (congas) and Curtis Sharp (drums)) 

Cha-Tok 1001 - You're Alone / Happy Story - 196? (backed by The Stereophonics & The Bell Hops Band)

Spider Turner / The Fortune Bravos 

Fortune 225 - Ride In My 225 / One Stop (Instrumental)* - 1964 *flip by The Fortune Bravos.

"Spider" Turner 

Master
 65-1 - Calling Girls (Part 1) / Calling Girls (Part 2) – 1965

Spider Turner

Good Time 1019 - I've Got To Get Myself Together (Before I Lose My Mind)* / When I See You Baby (My Troubles Are Over) - ? *also recorded by in 1966 by Kenny Carter on RCA 8841..

Spyder Turner & The Fabulous Counts (members
Spyder Turner (vocals), Demo Cates (saxophone), Mose Davis (organ), Andrew Gibson (drums) and Leroy Emmanuel (guitar))

The Cavalears (members
Spyder Turner, Jobie Thomas (later member of Enchantment), ..........)

Spyder Turner (born Dwight D. Turner on 4-February- 1947 in Beckley, West Virginia. Moved to Detroit, Michigan in the late 1950's)


MGM 13617 - Stand By Me* / You're Good Enough For Me - 1966 *Vocal Impressions Of Jackie Wilson, David Ruffin, Billy Stewart, Smokey Robinson And Chuck Jackson. (On This Recording Lyman Woodard Played Drums)
 

Spider Turner / The Fortune Bravos  

Fortune 570 - Ride In My 225 / One Stop (Instrumental)* - 1966 - 7 *Flip By The Fortune Bravos.  

Spyder Turner 

MGM 13692 - I Can't Make It Anymore* / Don't Hold Back - 1967 *also recorded in 19 by Fresh Air on Luv102.
MGM13739 - For Your Precious Love / I Can't Wait 'Til I See My Baby's Face – 1967
MGM 14263 - I Can't Make It Anymore / I'm Alive With A Lovin' Feeling - 1971  

Miki Stokes & Spyder Turner 

Sounds Of Soul 1004 - My Troubles Are Over / Get Yourself Together - ? 

Spyder Turner

Kwanza 7688 - Since I Don't Have You / Happy Days – 1973
Whitfield 8526 - I've Been Waiting / Tomorrow's Only Yesterday – 1978
Whitfield 8596 - Get Down / Is It Love You're After* - 1978 *Covered In 1979 By Rose Royce On Warner Bros. 49049 Using The Same Set Of Musicians!
Whitfield 49190 - You're So Fine / Only Love - 1980
 

Johnny Bristol / Spyder Turner

Polydor 813982-7 - Hang On In There Baby / Stand By Me* - 1983 *Flip By Spyder Turner

Spyder Turner

Polydor ? - 1984 

Dwight David (Spyder Turner) 

Motown 1785 - Last Dragon / Last Dragon (Instrumental) - 1985 (The Title Song From Berry Gordy's  Movie "The Last Dragon") 

Spyder Turner

Web Brothers Productions ? - ? - 1998 

Lp's

MGM E-4450 - STAND BY ME - 1967 (mono)
Tracks: Stand By Me / Hold On, I'm Coming / I Can't Make It Anymore / Moon River / I'm Alive With A Lovin' Feeling /// I Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face / Dream Lover / Morning, Morning / Don't Hold Back / I Don't Want To Cry / Your Precious Love.

MGM SE-4450 - STAND BY ME - 1967 (stereo)
Tracks: Stand By Me / Hold On, I'm Coming / I Can't Make It Anymore / Moon River / I'm Alive With A Lovin' Feeling /// I Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face / Dream Lover / Morning, Morning / Don't Hold Back / I Don't Want To Cry / Your Precious Love.

WHITFIELD BSK 3124 - MUSIC WEB - 1978
Tracks: Get Down / Is It Love You're After / I've Changed / Stop / I've Been Waitin' / Tomorrow's Only Yesterday / You Never Had This Before / Reincarnation.

WHITFIELD BSK 3397 - ONLY LOVE - 1979
Tracks: God Bless The Lady On The Radio / Sunshine / I Just Can't Stop / Only Love / Let's Rock Until We're Satisfied / There's No Love Without You / You Can Always Count On Me / You're So Fine.

COLLECTABLES  COL5695 - GOLDEN CLASSICS - 1996 (Cd)
Tracks: Stand By Me / Hold On, I'm Coming / I Can't Make It Anymore / Moon River / I'm Alive With A Lovin' Feeling / I Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face / Dream Lover / Morning, Morning / Don't Hold Back / I Don't Want To Cry / For Your Precious Love / You're Good Enough For Me.
 

WEB BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS ? - ? - 1997
Tracks:
Stand By Me / You Keep Me Wondering / I Don't Wanna Go Home Tonight / This Is Your Life

Discography by John Smith & Dave Rimmer with additions by Bosko Asanovic,  Rave On Bob, and Spyder Turner himself

Dear Dave

My Name is Howard Thompson.
 
I just happened onto your website a few minutes ago and was happily surprised to run across the write up on Spyder Turner, The Stereophonics and The Bell Hops Band. Well, I was a member of the Bell Hops on the two recordings you list:
 

Chatok 1001 - You're Alone / Happy Story - 196? (Backed By The Ster-Phonics & The Bell Hops Band)

 

We also recorded a single for The Stereophonics called "Run On Little Girl" recorded around the same time as Spyder's sessions. 

 

We all belonged to a musical troop headed by Charles Stokes back in the early '60s. In that troop, we had several singing groups, all of whom were backed up by the Bell Hops Band. Some of those singers were:

    - Spyder Turner

    - The Stereophonics

            Charlette (Lead Vocals)

            Marlene

            Connie Stokes

   - Jobe Stokes (Not sure of the spelling)

   - Michael Stokes (Vocals and Keyboards)

   - The Bell Hops Band

            Mrs. Cleo Sharp (Manager)

            Curtis Sharp (Drums)

            Howard Thompson (Rhythm Guitar)

            Rudy Thomas (Sax)

            Zachery Slater (Bongos)

            Albert (Doc) Holiday (Congas)

            Fred Shockley (Trumpet)

            Charles (Chicken Charlie) Herndon (Lead Guitar)

We played many of the local venues in and around Metro Detroit including the old Walled Lake Casino and The 20 Grand Ballroom. We alslo played for many "sock-hops" for the Windsor Canada radio station CKLW and DJs like Robin (Rockin' Robin) Seymore and WJLB's "Frantic" Ernie Durham.

 

Several members of the Bell Hops Band went on to join other groups that fared well in the music business. Of course you know about the sucesses of Michael Stokes and his cousin Jobe Stokes (of the group Enchantment fame). Zackery (I heard went on to play drums with George Clinton's "Funk-a-delic" for a while. I heard Charlie Herndon was doing something with his guitar as well.

 

I went into the Navy and found myself in Vietnam for a single tour of duty there. Afterwards, I went on to work in the computer and communications field for the federal government and recently retired. One day I happened to run into Marlene (Stereophonics) who was working at the same facility I worked. She worked in the Computer Room doing something. Fred Shockley went into the Air Force and later on to work in the Information Technology field. I still run into him every once in a while. Rudy Thomas zipped up the management ladder in the criminal justice field and at one point was being considered for Chief of Police. Albert (Doc) Holiday passed away back in the '80s and Curtis Sharp went on to play drums with many local groups like Rudy Robinson and the Hungry Five, and with a blues band headed by Little Sonny. Mrs. Sharp (our manager) is still alive and well, and living in Detroit.

Updates by Dennis Haw