|Genres Doo wop||Genre Doo-wop|
|Years active 1956 (1956)–1962 (1962)|
Past members Nate Bouknight Randy Shade Alston Bobby Nurse Danny Small Gus Geter Alphonse Merkman
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States (1956)
Albums Written Roads, The Best of the Shells Doo Wop, More to Life
Record labels WeThreeRecords, Shells, Old Gold Media
Similar The Dubs, The Mello‑Kings, The Heartbeats, Shells, The Charts
The Shells were an American doo wop ensemble formed in Brooklyn in 1956.
The group scored a US pop hit in 1957 with the song "Baby Oh Baby", released on Johnson Records; the song cracked the Top 30. Further singles passed with little success until 1960, when producers Donn Fileti and Wayne Stierle re-issued "Baby Oh Baby". The tune hit #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 upon rerelease. The group issued several further singles, as well as a split LP with The Dubs in 1963.
Note:This list is incomplete
Baby Oh BabyThe Best of the Shells Doo Wop · 2009
What's in an Angel's EyesThe Best of the Shells Doo Wop · 2009
Sippin' SodaThe Best of the Shells Doo Wop · 2009