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).
In July of 1958 the group released as The Slades a original song_You Cheated. written by Don and charted # 42 nationally.
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" where they backed 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)
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