Saturday, January 10, 2009

THE SLADES_You Cheated

The group met at McCallum high School in Austin,Texas,where they began
singing in 1957 as The Spades;Don Burch(Lead),Tommy Kasper,Jimmy Williams and Jimmy"John"Goeke.

As The Spades they recorded one single for Domino Records_Baby/You Mean Everything To Me.(later re-released on Liberty Records).

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In July of 1958 the group released as THE SLADES a original song_You Cheated. written by Don and charted # 42 nationally.

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Ironically a black group The Shields covered this song for Tender Records and charted # 12 nationally.


In 1959 they recorded an answer song called "I Cheated" as back up group a female singer
named Joyce Harris(see in this blog).

Late efforts by The Slades to break the charts with sound-a-likes to their only hit quickly disappeared without any further success.

As a trio the group backed to Ray Campi on his Domino recordings and stayed with Domino Records until 1960 where backed to domin'o artists as Joyce Webb(see in this blog).

Recordings...

The Spades.

-Baby/You Mean Everything To Me. Domino/Liberty Records-1957.

Joyce Webb & The Slades

-After You've Gone/Right Here. Domino Records-1958.

The Slades.

-You Cheated / The Waddle. Domino Records-1958.
-No Time / You Gambled. DominoRecords-1958.
-Summertime / You Must Try. Domino Records-1959.
-Just You / It's Better To Love. DominoRecords-1961.
-Take My Heart / It's Your Turn. Domino Records-1961

Unreleased.
-I've Had It/Ling Ting Tong/Little Star/So Tough/Gee Whiz/In The Still Of The Night. DominoRecords.

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Joyce Harris  & The Slades

-I Cheated/Do You Know What It's Like To Be Lonesome (By Joce Harris).DominoRecords-1961.

For complete information about this group visit;

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-slades-mn0000502447/biography

http://www.colorradio.com/Slades.htm

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