Desires Groups & Jive Tones

Desires (Herald-Female Group) – Bobby You/ Cold Lonely Heart, ’58 (Herald 532)


Desires (ref Regents)

– Barbara-Ann, ’58 (Unreleased)

– Teenage Love, 58 (Unreleased)

– Story Of Love/ I Ask You, ’62 (Seville 118)


As a group, nothing was released under the ‘Desires’ name until the Seville 118 sides in 1962.

  • Barbara-Ann was recorded by them in 1958 and released by the Regents in 1961 under the Regents name.


The Desires were comprised of various members and some became the Regents.


Desires (NY) (ref Jim Whittier)

– Let It Please Be You/ Hey Lena, ’59 (Hull 730)

– Rendezvous With You/ Set Me Free (My Darling), ’60 (Hull 733)

– Me And You (Hull-Unreleased)

– Coast Of Red (Hull-Unreleased)

– A Talk To Mother (Hull-Unreleased)

– I Love Paris (Hull-Unreleased)

– Sidewalks Of New York (Hull-Unreleased)

– So Close To An Angel (Hull-Unreleased)


The relationship between the ‘Jive Tones’ and ‘Desires (NY)’ is that Jim Whittier was a member of both groups.


Jive Tones (ref Jim Whittier)

– Ding Ding Dong/ Geraldine (2:13), ’58 (Apt 25020)

  • In error, the book also listed these sides on Rhythm 5001.
    • #5001 ‘You Know Baby/ Geraldine’ is by The Fabulous Swing Tones.

– Zip Zip (Apt-Unreleased)

– When (Apt-Unreleased)


Desires (Bronx-NY) (w Vince Catalano Orch) – I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)/ Longing, ’60 (20th Fox 195)

  • Young teen group.


Desires (Chicago Label) – Need Someone/ Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha, Ha, ’62 (Moneytown 602)

  • No scan for B-side. 
  • The book also listed ‘Dee Impulse’ as a label
  • Moneytown 600, ‘Ugly Girl’ is credited to ‘Dee Impulse’ as the artist.


Desires (Harlem? NY) – There I Go Again/ I Never Loved Like This Before, ’62 (Smash 1763)

  • B-side title correction.


Desires (Rhode Island) – The Girl For Me/ Phyllis Beloved, ’62 (Dasa 102)

As/youtube comments, gms: Ron Lewis, Ray Wasilewski, Frankie Bianchini and Johnny Wahl.


Desires (Domain Group) (Rosko & The) – Pledging My Love/ The B.M.T., ’63 (Domain 1021)


Desires (Los Angeles) (Julie & The) (ref Sherrell Townsend) – Kiss And Tell, ’64 (Zig-Zag 101)

  • BV The Blossoms-uncredited.

credited as Instrumental – Sand Dune, ’64 (Zig-Sag 101)


Desires (Los Angeles) (Julie & The) (ref Sherrell Townsend) – Kiss And Tell/ Sand Dune, ’64 (Laurie 3266)

  • On A-side BV The Blossoms-uncredited.
    • No A-side scan found.
  • B-side scan found.