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" 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).
-Baby/You Mean Everything To Me. Domino/Liberty Records-1957.
Joyce Webb & The Slades
-After You've Gone/Right Here. Domino Records-1958.
-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
-I've Had It/Ling Ting Tong/Little Star/So Tough/Gee Whiz/In The Still Of The Night. DominoRecords.
Joyce Harris & The Slades
-I Cheated/Do You Know What It's Like To Be Lonesome (By Joce Harris).DominoRecords-1961.
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