Keynotes/Key-Notes Groups

Keynotes (Dot Label) – They Say/ Who, ’54 (Dot 15225) (Book included with the Apollo group.  I have not heard either side.  As/source, writing credits are Mann/Weiss/Heyman and Kern/Hammersteiin [sic]/Harbach.  More verifiable information is needed for this release.)



Keynotes (NY)

– Suddenly/ Zenda, ’55 (Apollo 478)

– I Don’t Know/ A Star, ’55 (Apollo 484)

– Really Wish You Were Here/ Bye Bye Baby, ’56 (Apollo 493)

– Now I Know (2:06)/ Zup, Zup (Ooh You Dance So Nice), ’56 (Apollo 498)

– Oh Yeah! Hm-m-m/ In The Evening, ’56 ( Apollo 503)

– One Little Kiss/ Now I Know (2:20) (Faster Version), ’57 (Apollo 513)

– Tell Me You Love Me, ’89 (Relic LP 5080 (2-6))

– Early One Morning, ’89 (Relic LP 5080 (2-7))

– Chapel Bells Are Ringing, ’89 (Relic LP 5080 (2-8))


Keynotes (NY) – Apollo/Relic LP 5072 (Disc misspells label as Appolo.)

– I Don’t Know (A1)

– Now I Know (Faster Version) (A2)

– A Star (A3)

– Oh Yeah! Hmmm (A4)

– Zoop Zoop (Darling I Love You) (A5)

– Surely (Acappella) (A6)

– Really Wish You Were Here (A7)

– One Little Kiss (A8)

– In The Evening (B1)

– Zup Zup (Ooh You Dance So Nice) (B2)

– Zenda (B3)

– Girl In The Chapel (B4)

– I Don’t Know Why (Alt Take) (B5)

– Now I Know (Slower Version) (B6)

– Suddenly (B7)

– Bye Bye Baby (B8)


Keynotes (NY) – Apollo/Relic LP 5075 (Apollo Audition Cappella Album by Various Artists)

– A Star, ’87 (Relic LP 5075 A3)

– Suddenly, ’87 (Relic LP 5075 A8)

– I Don’t Know, ’87 (Relic LP 5075 B7)



Bill Allen (Ohio) (w The Keynotes) – Butterfly/ Oo-We-Baby, ’57 (Eldorado 505) (Book listed apart from Apollo Keynotes group.  Bill Allen’s Imperial ‘Please Give Me Something/ Since I Have You’ was credited as Bill Allen & The Back Beats.)



Keynotes (NY Label) – Open The Door (To Your Heart)/ Dum-De, Dum-Dum, ’58 (Index 101) (Scans show writing credit as Highsmith.  The book did not # the label or date release.)



Keynotes (UK?) as Antoine (Lucky) Leon (with The Key-Notes) – A Sunday School Romance/ Only In A Dream, ’59 (Bell-O-Tonic 001)


Keynotes (UK?) – With These Rings/ A Sunday School Romance, ’59 (Top Rank 2005)

Book listed Bell-O-Tonic and Top Rank as the same group.  They sound alike.



Keynotes (White Group) (w Rubin And His Boys) – Congratulations Baby/ Carelessly, ’57 (Pop 111)



Keynotes (R&B Group) (Gene Anderson & The) – I’ve Got It Bad/ Susie, ’62 (Top Ten 252)


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