Flips Groups

Flips (Louisianna) as The Flips (Vocal) (w Russell & Band) – Why Should I, ’55 (Sapphire 1052)


as Gladys De Vore (Vocal) (w Russell & Band) – Yes Ma’am, ’55 (Sapphire 1052)


Flips (Los Angeles) (Kip Tyler & his) – Jungle Hop/ Ooh Yeah Baby, ’58 (Challenge 59008)


Flips (Chicago Label) – It Will Never Be The Same/ Gone Away, ’59 (Mercury 71426)


Flips (Miami) (Wally Deane & His)

Drag On/ Rockin’ With Rosie, ’59 (Arctic 102)

– Saddle Up A Satellite/ It Should’ve Been Me, ’60 (Artic 103)

  • The label, Arctic #102/Artic #65221, each have a Miami Beach, Florida address.
    • As/ RCS discography, the label may be from Wheeling, WVa.


Flips (NJ) (Mario & The)

– Once In A While/ Nobody’s Sweetheart Now, ’59 (Cross Country 100)

– Twistin’ Train/ You Made Me Love You, ’61 (Decca 31252)


Flips (Philadelphia) (Little Joey & The) probable error;

by Joey (w Male/Female Group) – Our Own Little World, ’60 (Joy 243)

by Joey (w Female Group) – My First Love Letter (S.W.A.K.), ’60 (Joy 243)


After hearing these sides (see comment for link), there are auditory differences between ‘Joey’ and ‘Little Joey.’  The male part of the backing on the a-side, does not sound like the ‘Flips’ either.


The Flips originated as the ‘Elads’ with Jimmy Dilks and in the early 60s, Joey Hall replaced Dilks and the group became the Flips.

  • The fact ‘Joey’ and ‘Little Joey & The Flips’ both recorded for the Joy label (while 2 years apart) has confused/mixed up the artist accreditation. 


Flips (Philadelphia) previously Elads-Lead Jimmy Dilks – African Twist/ Ring Dong, ’61 (Unreleased)

  • African Twist was the demo for Bongo Stomp.
  • Jimmy Dilks re-performed his falsetto part on Bongo Stomp.


Flips (Philadelphia) (Little Joey & The)

– Bongo Stomp/ Lost Love, ’62 (Joy 262)

– Bongo Gully/ It Was Like Heaven, ’62 (Joy 268)

– The Mystery Of The Night/ Hot Rod, ’75 (Monogram 111)


as Joey & The Flips – The Beachcomber/ Fool, Fool, Fool, ’64 (Cameo 327)


2 thoughts on “Flips Groups

  1. “Joey” is a male singer. On “Our Own Little World” he’s backed by a male group. The female backing group on “My First Love Letter (S.W.A.K.)” are presumably The Flips. Please note: The correct spelling of “(SWAK)” is “(S.W.A.K.)”.

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