Thursday, January 13, 2011

THE PLEDGES aka CHUCK & THE CHUCKLES aka SKIP & FLIP

This duo is present in The Complete Book Of Doo Wop as The Pledges and Chuck & The Chuckles but they really don't have a doo wop sound...

Gary "Flip" Paxton from Mesa,Arizona and Clyde "Skip" Battin from Galipolis,Ohio. met at the University of Arizona.first known as the Rockabillies, they recorded on Rev as the Pledges,Chuck & The Chuckles on Shad,Clyde Gary and His Orchestra on Shad,Gary & Clyde on rev and May Records and finally moved to the Brent label, with the new name Skip And Flip.

The duo charted in 1959 #11 with _It was It. and #71 with_Fancy Fancy. in 1961 charted again #11 with the Marvin & Johnny 1954 side_Cherry Pie. this tune have a imitation to the vocal group sound.

LISTEN...



Later Gary was part of The Hollywood Argyles(see in this blog) and Clyde of The Birds.

Complete information at;

http://www.starclustermusic.de/artists/byrds/battin/bio/biotext/backup/battin1.htm

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