Versatiles Groups

(Note: This Verstiles group is Kripp Johnson’s Del Vikings)

Versatiles (Kripps Johnson Group) (Jerry Sheely & The) – Love Only Me/ It’s All Over, ’57 (Star 220)

 

Versatiles (Kripps Johnson Group) (Sonny Day & The) – Speedillac/ Half Moon, ’58 (Checker 886)

 

Versatiles (Kripps Johnson Group) as Charles Jackson & Kripp Johnson’s Versatiles – Cold Feet/ Willete, ’59 (Petite 502)

 

Versatiles (Kripps Johnson Group) as Charles Jackson & Kripp Johnson’s Versatiles – Cold Feet/ Watching The Moon, ’59 (Petite 503-unreleased) (Both sides are released on other labels with different artists accreditation.)

 

 

Versatiles (Vocal Quartet) – Crying/ Passing By, ’58 (Atlantic 2004)

 

 

Versatiles (Subsidiary of Ace Records) (Dee Thomas & The) – In The Garden Of Love/ Don’t Know Where I’m Going, ’60 (Coaster 800)

 

 

Majors (Philadelphia) as The Versatiles – Whisper In Your Ear/ Lundee Dundee, ’60 (Ro-Cal 1002)

The book and many sources include the Atlantic & Peacock groups as part of the Versatiles/Majors Philadelphia group while some only include the Ro-Cal Versatiles.  Dates for both Atlantic & Peacock appear inconsistent with the recording history and biographies of the Majors.

 

 

Versatiles (Houston TX Label) – Just Words/ The White Cliffs Of Dover, ’62 (Peacock 1910)

 

 

Versatiles (Elmor) (Tootsie & The) – I’ve Got A Feeling/ Nobody But You, ’62 (Elmor 6000) (Book listed as Elmar.)

 

 

Versatiles (Phoenix AZ) (w The Mike Metko Combo) – Blue Feelin’/ Just Pretending, ’62 (Ramco 3717)

Versatiles (Phoenix AZ) (w The Mike Metko Combo) – Blue Feelin [sic]/ Just Pretending, ’77 (Marie 101)

 

Versatiles (Phoenix AZ) (ft Tyrone Bean) – My Autumn Love/ Heel & Toe, ’75 (Monogram 114) (Have not heard B-side.  See comment below which locates this group.  As/ 45cat.com/record/nc038057us, recording date is 1962.)

 

 

Versatiles (Seattle WA) – Lonely Boy/ Moon Dawg, ’64 (Sea Crest 6001) (Galen Walley-Composer)

 

Versatiles (Northwest) – Seven Steps To Love/ Easy To Say, ’67 (Rich Tone 1863/4) (Galen Walley-Composer.  No scans found and I’ve not heard either side.  Is the personnel the same as on Sea Crest?)

 

 

Versatiles (Indiana-Chicago Soul) – Lonely Man/ Cry Like A Baby (Staff 210)

 

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