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The Shells

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Genres  Doo wop
Genre  Doo-wop
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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.

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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.

Members

  • Nate Bouknight
  • Randy Shade Alston
  • Bobby Nurse
  • Danny Small
  • Gus Geter
  • Alphonse Merkman
  • Singles

    Note:This list is incomplete

  • "Angel Eyes" (1957) and (What's In An Angels Eyes 1960)
  • "Baby Oh Baby" (1957; re-released 1961)
  • "Sippin' Soda" (1958)
  • "She Wasn't Meant for Me" (1959)
  • "Be Sure My Love" (1960)
  • "So Fine" (1960)
  • "Explain it to Me" (1961)
  • "Happy Holiday (1962; with Ray Lamont Jones)
  • "Deep in my heart" (1962)
  • Songs

    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

    References

    The Shells Wikipedia


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