Thursday, May 14, 2015
THE LANCERS aka THE ROYAL LANCERS
L to R; John Mader, Larry Borrell, "Corky" Weiss, Bob Morrison and Bill Weaver.
Rock & Roll Band and Vocal Group from Elizabethtown,PA. formed during his sophomore years at high school by John Mader (1st Tenor & Lead Guitar), Bill Weaver (Bass & Bass Guitar), Bruce Carscadon (Drummer), Larry Borrell (Baritone & Keyboards) and Corky Weiss (Lead Vocal).
They singing in school dances, private party and local clubs, in late 1962 signed Harold Kern as their manager who send the guys to Philadlphia's reco-art studio were they recorded_Oh Little Girl / You're The Right One.
The master was presented to Tony Mammorelle of Swan Records who releasd the sides in 1963 on the subsidiary label Lawn under the group name of The Lancers.
LISTEN 2 sides...
The A side was very popular in California, Cincinnati and Germany! and the label re-released the recording as by The Royal lancers
Also the label released_Hey Little One / Hey Everybody (A side original by Dorsey Burnette) with the new name of The Royal Lancers.
In 1964 their manager started his own label Hi-Mar records and the group recorded the James Brown's_Good Good Lovin. with the Troy Shondell's tune_This Time.
The disc was a disaster and group and manager change the sound to a Four Season's sound-a-like and recorded_in 1965 for Hi-Mar_Be My Girl / Hey Lttle Girl.
The recording have big sales and the group recorded two new sides_Head Of The Crowd / Baby I Love You. in this recording session Bruce was replaced y Bobby Morrison.
For a nule promotion and with the Motown and british invasion the disc dead soon and the group never recorded again and finally disbanded in late 1965.
In 1963 The Lancers back up ONLY INSTRUMENTAL to The Missles on their Lawn sides_Little Mary / The Singing Flute.
Also in 1963 The Lancers back up ONLY INSTRUMENTAL to George Wilson & Th Chel-Mars on their Hi-Mar sides_Roamin' / Feel Alright.
And in 1964 The Lancers back up ONLY INSTRUMENTAL to Jimmy Rock Hi-Mar sides_Mama / Summer Love .
In 2002 were released two unreleased sides_Wedding Bells / This Folly To Be Wise. as a 45 rpm with a picture sleeve.
Listen The Royal Lancers_Wedding Bells.at;http://www.box.net/shared/x89r008c6j
Or go to YouTube...