The Shells (band)
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The Shells Band
The Shells
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Doo-wop
1956 (1956)-1962 (1962)
Labels Johnson
  • Nate Bouknight
  • Randy Shade Alston
  • Bobby Nurse
  • Danny Small
  • Gus Geter
  • Alphonse Merkman

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.[1] 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.[2] 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)

References

  1. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com

External links


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