Chimes Groups

Chimes (Los Angeles)


as Jake Porter (Gene Moore & The Chimes) – Only A Dream/ Reap What You Sow, ’55 (Combo 63)



– The Chimes Ring Out/ I’m Leaving Baby, ’55 (Specialty 549-Unreleased)

– Tears On My Pillow/ Zindy Lou, ’55 (Specialty 555)

– Pretty Little Girl/ Chop Chop, ’56 (Specialty 574)


Tony Allen & The Chimes

I/ Nite Owl, ’55 (Specialty 560)

  • Label credited, incorrectly, as ‘& The Champs’.

– Check Yourself, Baby/ Especially, ’56 (Specialty 570)


Chimes (Johnny Otis Orch) – Jonelle/ I Found An Angel, ’57 (Dig 148-Unreleased)


Chimes (Cleveland)



– Cry Cry Baby/ Angel Child, ’57 (Limelight 3000)

  • Writing credits:  Kane-Green Davis/ Williams-Richard.

– Du Wap/ Stop Look And Listen, ’57 (Limelight 3002)

  • Writing credits: Kedziora-Spoke-Kelih-Bardon/ Williams-Brandon.

– Nervous Heart/ When School Starts Again, ’57 (Reserve 120)

  • Writing credits: Darden-Spoke-Kalih-Kedziora/ Benedetti-Scher.


Limelight is a Mercury subsidiary.  Reserve is located in Cleveland.

  • The book listed both labels as the same group.  They sound alike.


Chimes (Brooklyn)



– Once In Awhile/ Summer Night, ’60 (Tag 444 & Musicnote 1101, ’61)

– I’m In The Mood For Love/ Only Love, ’61 (Tag 445)

– Let’s Fall In Love/ Dream Girl, ’61 (Tag 447)

– Who’s Heart Are You Breaking Now/ Baby’s Coming Home, ’63 (Metro 1 & Laurie 3211)


Chimes (Lenny & The)

– Paradise/ My Love, ’62 (Tag 450)

– Two Times Two/ Only Forever, ’64 (Vee Jay 605)


Chimes (Lenny Cocco & The) – New York City Lady/ Why Is Love So Bad, ’86 (Freedom 223)


Videls (RI) likely CHIMES – We Belong Together/ It’s All Over, ’63 (Musicnote 117)

  • Although label credits ‘Videls’, sources say the group is the Chimes.
  • The Videls say it is not them.


Chimes (The Other Groups)


5 Chimes as Chimes (Bronx) – Dearest Darling/ A Fool Was I, ’53 (Royal Roost 577)


Flairs (Hollywood) as The Chimes – Love Me, Love Me, Love Me/ My Heart’s Crying For You, ’54 (Flair 1051)


Chimes (Chicago) (ft Rick Tudor) – Losing You Baby/, ‘55 (Jay Tee 1000)

Chimes (Chicago) (ft James Whitlow) – Swanee River Rock, ‘55 (Jay Tee 1000)

  • Scan found for ‘Swanee River Rock.’
    • Label spelling is without a ‘dash.’
  • 45cat dates 1955.


Five Pennies as Freddie Scott With The Chimes (NYC) – Please Call/ The Letter Came This Morning, ’57 (Arrow 724)


Five Pennies as Chimes (NYC) – Lovin’ Baby/ A Faded Memory, ’57 (Arrow 726)


Chimes (Detroit Michigan) (Willie Jones Accom by The) – I Need Love/ Coming Back To You, ’59 (Storm 501)

  • As/ a history on a youtube post, the Chimes, who accompanied Willie Jones, are a group of girls who were assigned to the Twirl label.
  • Storm Records is a subsidiary of Twirl Records.


Chimes (California) (Dave Burgess & The)

– I Don’t Want To Know/ Lulu, ’59 (Challenge 59037)

– Just For Me/ Everlovin’, ’59 (Challenge 59045)


Chimes (Unknown Group) – Tears From An Angel’s Eyes, ’59 (House Of Beauty 3)

No info found for group or title.  Label discography does not include this #.


Chimes (Canada) (Leigh Bell & The) – Terry/ Eternity, ’61 (Rust 5031)

  • As/one source this is a teen group from Canada.


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