Cordells Groups & Related Connections

Cordells (NY Label) – Believe In Me/ Please Don’t Go, ’58 (Bullseye 1017)

  • While some sources include the Bullseye releases as part of the Young & Ellis Cordells, biographies for both artists indicate they did not record as the Cordells until 1962 for the Bargain label.
  • RCS Directory locates label in New York with artists from various locations.


Cordells (Philadelphia) – Laid Off/ The Beat Of My Heart, ’62 (Bargain 5004)

Group members include drummer Earl Young who moved on to the Volcanos and Jimmy Ellis who became part of the Trammps.

  • Jimmy Ellis (the Elvis sound-alike who formed ‘Orion’) is a different artist than the Trammps Jimmy Ellis.


as Exceptions – Down By The Ocean/ Pancho’s Villa {I}, ’63 (Pro 1 & Cameo 378, ’65)


as Whirlwinds

– Heartbeat/ At The Party, ’63 (Philips 40139)

– Heartbeat, ’74 (Times Square 112)


Cordells (Unknown Origin) – Happy Time/ I Love How You Love Me {I}, ’64 (Ador 6402)

See for some information on this group.


Note:  Only Earl Young is connected to the Cordells.

Volcanos (Philadelphia)

– Storm Warning/ Baby (re-issue), ’65 (Arctic 106)

It’s Gotta Be A False Alarm/ Movin’ And Groovin’ {I}, ’64 (Harthon 138)

  • Questions exist as to the date of The Harthon releases as they are thought to be recorded after Arctic.

– Take Me Back Again, ’64 (Harthon 146)


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