The band's members hailed from the African American community in New Orleans, Louisiana, and were all teenagers when they recorded the 1954 song written by Frankie Adams, Ken Elliot and Lou Welsh. Their membership consisted of Art Neville on lead vocals and piano, who was only sixteen years old at the time of the recording, and would later gain fame in the Meters and the Neville Brothers, George Davis on alto sax, Alfred August on guitar, Israel Bell on trumpet, August Fleuri on trumpet, Carroll Joseph on trombone, Morris "Moe" Bachemin on tenor sax, and John Boudreaux on drums. The band had no bass player. According to drummer John Boudreax, "We didn't know that a band was supposed to have a bass player." The song they recorded reflects rhumba and Caribbean influences in early New Orleans R&B.