Down Beats & Downbeats Groups

The information in youtube comments somewhat connects these groups with varying group members.  No official discography or group member combinations have been found.  Group configurations are needed.

 

Down Beats (Hartford) (Vocal by Roy Nixon) – Hard-Rockin’ Daddy, ’58 (Dee-Cee 714)

Down Beats (Hartford) – Down Beat {I}, ’58 (Dee-Cee 714)

 

Down Beats (Hartford Groups) – Again/ I’m Gonna Put You Down, ’61 (Entente 001) 

 

Down Beats (Hartford Groups) 

– Dedicated To The One I Love/ Over My Room, ’66 (Down Beat 1029)

– Bony Maronie/ You’re No Good, ’67 (Down Beat 1030)

 

Downbeats (Hartford Groups) – Soul Fool/ I Can’t Hear You No More, ’66 (No Label Name #3069) (A source says the group went on to become the Fabulous Downbeats on Poison Ring Records.)

 

 

Down Beats (Queens) – Here/ Big-N-Heavy {I}, ’58 (Safari 1010)

 

 

Down Beats (Louisiana) as Gene Terry – Cindy Lou/ Teardrops In My Eyes, ’58 (Goldband 1066)

 

Down Beats (Louisiana) (Gene Terry & His)

– No Mail Today/ Never Let Her Go, ’58 (Goldband 1081)

– Cinderella Cinderella/ Guy With A Million Dreams, ’59 (Goldband 1088)

 

Down Beats (Louisiana) (Gene Terry & His) – Fine-Fine, ’59 (Savoy 1559)

Down Beats (Louisiana) (Ronnie Dee & The) – This Should Go On Forever, ’59 (Savoy 1559)

 

Down Beats (Louisiana) as Beth Murphy (w Gene Terry & His Down Beats) – Where Were You/ Walking On Air, ’59 (Goldband 1083)

 

 

 

Down Beats (Unknown Origin-Funk Beat)

– Why Do You Love Another/ You’re The One (The One For Me), ‘70s (Dawn 1031)

– Say The Word/ Together {I}, ’70s (Dawn 4531)

 

 

Downbeats (Detroit) formerly Five Emeralds

– I’ll Beg/ Let Me Take You Out Tonight, ’54 (SRC 106)

– Pleasure Me/ Darling, ’54 (SRC 107)

 

Downbeats (Detroit) as Sonny Woods & His Downbeats – Let’s Go Steady/ So Many Tears, ’58 (Peacock 1679) (Songs were written by Sonny Woods (Detroit) with Norman McLean lead on both sides.  Recorded in Detroit for the Houston-based label.)

 

Downbeats (Detroit)

– Someday She’ll Come Along/ You’re So Fine, ’59 (Peacock 1689) (Recorded in Detroit for the Houston-based label.)

– Your Baby’s Back/ Request Of A Fool, ’62 (Tamla 54056)

 

Downbeats (Detroit) (New Group w Female Lead) – Darling Baby/ Put Yourself In My Place, ’65 (VIP 25029) (First release is by Downbeats.)

Downbeats (Detroit) (New Group w Female Lead) became Elgins – Darling Baby/ Put Yourself In My Place, ’66 (VIP 25029) (Second release is by Elgins.)

 

 

Downbeats (New York) (w Jimmy Wright & His Orch) – My Girl/ China Doll, ’56 (Gee 1019)

 

Downbeats (New Hampshire) – Growing Love/ Sweet Little Jane, ’58 (Hampshire 1002) (rocky-52.net/chanteursd/downbeats_V.htm has their discography.  They are not connected to the Hartford groups.)

 

 

Downbeats (Texas) error – Come On Over/ Lady Of The Sea, ’59 (Sarg 162) (Sarg #162 is by The Moods (Little Alice/ Lady Of The Sea.)

 

Downbeats (Texas) (Vocal by Charles Lighteard)

– Come On Over (Baby)/ Darling Of Mine, ’59 (Sarg 168)

– Run To Me, Baby/ I Need Your Love, ’59 (Sarg 173)

– I Couldn’t See/ Oh, Please, ’60 (Sarg 186)

 

Downbeats (Texas) (OS Grant & The) (ft Charles Lighteard) – I Just Can’t Understand, ’62 (Sarg 197)

Downbeats (Texas) (OS Grant & The) – Falling Stars {I}, ’62 (Sarg 197)

 

Downbeats (Texas) (OS Grant & The) (ft Charles Lighteard) – You Did Me Wrong, ’62 (Sarg 200)

Downbeats (Texas) (OS Grant & The) – Tanya {I}, ’62 (Sarg 200)

 

 

Downbeats (Los Angeles) – Red X/ Alfalfa, ’60 (Wilco 9) (Not listed in book and I have not heard either side.)

Downbeats (Los Angeles) – Playing Possum/ One At A Time, ’60 (Wilco 16) (Book listed with the Texas Downbeats.  Have not heard either side.)

The Wilco sides were recorded in Monterey before Chuck Daniels was part of the group.

 

The following are Chuck Daniels related.

Spartans (Los Angeles) (w The Starlets & The Downbeats) – Love Is Strange, ’61 (Audio International 102)

Spartans (Los Angeles) (w The Downbeats) – One More Chance, ’61 (Audio International 102)

 

Downbeats (Los Angeles) – Charlston/ Safari, ’61 (Audio International 103) (Not listed in book.)

 

Downbeats (Los Angeles) (Chuck Daniels & The) – Tiny Tim/ Saturday Nite On The Moon {I} (1:50), ’61 (Audio International 204) (The b-side is later released as ‘Moon Flight’ and credited as Lonely Guys.)

 

Downbeats (Los Angeles) by Lonely Guys – The Way You Look Tonight, ’61 (Caddy 117)

Downbeats (Los Angeles) credited as Lonely Guys – Moon Flight {I} (1.50), ’61 (Caddy 117) (Same song as ‘Saturday Nite On The Moon’ credited to the Downbeats.)

The book’s Downbeats (LA) listing is incomplete.  See my post for Hi Tensions (LA)/Angels for their connection.  More info can be found @ montereybaymusic.com/TheDownbeats.

 

 

Downbeats (Hong Kong Group) – You Gotta Tell Me/ It Won’t Be Easy, ’62 (Dynamite 243 & Hong Kong Diamond 243)

 

Downbeats (Kansas-White Group) – 1-2-3/ Trying To Get Through (Kanwic 137) (Date is likely mid-late 60s.)

 

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