Chestnuts Groups

Chestnuts (Chicago) – Don’t Go/ I Wanna Come Home, ’54 (Mercury 70489)

  • While label scans do not credit an individual artist, some listings also make reference to Louis Heyward.  It is unconfirmed if he was a group member.


Chestnuts (Connecticut) original group members: Reuben White, Lymon Hopkins, Frank Hopkins, Jimmy Williams and Lead-Ruby Whitaker.


Chestnuts (Connecticut) – Love Is True/ It’s You I Love, ’56 (Davis 447)


Chestnuts (Connecticut) (ft Ruby Whitaker) – Forever I Vow/ Brother Ben, ’56 (Davis 452)


Chestnuts (Connecticut) (ft Ruby Whitaker) – I’m So Blue/ Who Knows Better Than I, ’57 (Eldorado 511)


Chestnuts (Connecticut) – Who Knows Better Than I/ Mary Hear The Love Bells, ’57 (Standord 100-7701)

Chestnuts (Connecticut) (Ruby Whitaker & The) – Who Knows Better Than I, ’57 (Standord 100-7701-reissue)

Chestnuts (Connecticut) (Lyman [sic] Hopkins & The) – Mary, Hear The Love Bells, ’57 (Standord 100-7701-reissue)


Chestnuts (Connecticut) (Bill Baker & The)

– Tell Me Little Darling/ Won’t You Tell Me My Heart, ’59 (Elgin 007-008)

– Wonderful Girl/ Chit Chat, ’59 (Elgin 013-014)


Chestnuts (Connecticut) – Rock N’ Roll Tragedy/ I’m So Blue, ’73 (NighTrain 906)

  • Writing credit on B-side is Ruby Whitaker.
  • It is unknown when the sides were recorded.


Chestnuts (Prod-Jim Ford & Frank Cari) – Endless Love/ Wobble Shank {I}, ’60 (Coral 62176) 


Chestnuts (Los Angeles) – This Is My Love/ Wiggle, Wiggle, ’58 (Aladdin 3444)

  • This is a different group than the Connecticut Chestnuts.


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