1953: The Lancers

 Oct, 19 - 2013   no comments   1950s Music

lan1The Lancers consisted of Jerry Meacham, Dick Burr, Bob Porter and Corky Lindgren. They were a popular singing group of the early to mid-fifties and hit the charts with “Sweet Mama Tree Top tall” in 1953. The Lancers version of Open Up Your Heart did manage to get some airplay. The Lancers with Teresa Brewer, “Let Me Go, Lover!” was recorded on November 18, 1954 and released by Coral Records as catalog number 61315. It reached #6 on the Billboard chart and #9 on the United Kingdom chart.

  • Pop/Rock
  • Latin
  • Latin Pop
  • December 18, 1954
  • 1953 – the late 70’s
  • Jerry Meacham – Died in 19
  • Dick Burr – Died in 1998
  • Bob Porter – last heard lives in Guatamala – 2012
  • Corky Lindgren –  died in the early 1990’s. He was the bass of the group and his rendition of Old Man River was the best.
  • 1954   The Lancers       Trend Records
  • 1957   Dixieland Ball    Coral Music Group

Year /Song Title /Highest US Chart Position

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas feat. Les Brown
  • A Man Is as Good as His Word – Alfred Perry
  • Bassology feat. Andre Williams – Andre Williams
  • Black Bull feat. Andre Williams – Andre Williams
  • Cherry feat. Les Brown – Don Redman / Ray Gilbert
  • Doing the Snatch
  • Dr. Casey Twist
  • Fool, Fool, Fool feat. Kay Starr
  • I Waited a Little Too Long feat. Kay Starr / Coleman Hawkins – Daniel O’Connor / S. Colby Miller
  • I Wanna Do More Than Whistle feat. Les Brown
  • Jivin’ Around feat. Andre Williams – Andre Williams
  • Kay’s Lament feat. Kay Starr – Hal Stanley
  • Loch Lomand Twist – Traditional
  • Mister Sandman feat. Les Brown
  • My Little Girl – The Lancers
  • Psychedelic Soul feat. Strags – Alfred Cooper
  • Somebody Else Is Taking My Place feat. Les Brown – Bob Ellsworth / Russ Morgan / Richard Howard
  • Somebody Help Me feat. Kicks – Lonnie Duvall
  • Timberjack feat. Lawrence Welk & His Champagne Music
  • Torture
  • When You Brought Me feat. Reets –  R. Brown
  • You’ve Got To Forget Her feat. Bridge – Lonnie Duvall

 for the March of Dimes

 Jo Ann

This was recorded in 1958 (B-side),and the flip side was The Stroll.

  • Coral Records
  • Trend Records

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