" the Mello Kings "
Roland J.D. Boulware | Hayward , California | 11/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Mello-Kings , what can I say that this CD. won't ? It'll
speak for itself ! Anybody who's ever had the pleasure of
hearing the groups' 1957, "Tonight , Tonight " , will get chills out of "Running To You " & " The Only Girl " . Lead , Bob Scholls falsetto on " Love at first sight " is pure gold , as is the classic DooWop entrance on " Valerie ";with echo !
These songs are all original , no covers that I could find anyway ; not that I mind covers-it's all Doo-wop to me ! I'm 34 years old and I basically missed the 50's era all together , but , I can honestly say that nothing from 'todays music' scene ,can compare with the music on this CD. Hey , I'm a DooWop
fan ! Definetely one of "Herald" records better groups ! Enjoy."
One of the great Doo-Wop groups
William E Donoghue | Healdsburg CA USA | 12/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One night in the mid-fifties I attended a sock hop in Wilmington Delaware featuring the Chantels. The Silhouettes and The Mello-Kings. It was a magic night in Doo-Wop. Doo-Wop fans knew the Black fans had great respect for The Mello-Kings, The Skyliners and other White groups who sounded Black. On the other hand, the White fans had great respect for the Spaniels, Flamingoes, Moonglows, Dubs, Charts, Teenagers and Chantels. The music brought us all together in a simpler time."