Cordells Groups & Related Connections

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

(RCS Directory locates label in New York with artists from various locations.  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.)



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.)


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


Cordells (Philadelphia) 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.)



Volcanos (Philadelphia) (Only Earl Young is connected to the Cordells.)

– 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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