Majors Groups

Majors (Brooklyn)

– You Ran Away With My Heart/ At Last, ’51 (Derby 763)

  • Book listed as ‘Derby 769.’

– Come On Up To My Room/ Laughing On The Outside Crying On The Inside, ’51 (Derby 779)

  • Book listed as ‘Derby 763.’


Majors (Little Ferry NJ Label) – Go Way/ Big Eyes, ’54 (Original 1003)

  • Writing credits: M Watts-G Kelly/ C Lee-A Scott Jr.
  • See comments for scan links.


Otis Blackwell & The Majors (Unknown Group) – It’s Love & It’s Real/ Don’t Take My Word (Take My Heart), ’57 (Gale 102)

  • Mentioned in Marv Goldberg’s history of the Brooklyn group,  “Somewhere along the way, the Majors backed him at a recording session, but, as far as Jimmy knows, the results were never released.”
    • The sides on Gale 102 are noted as: “The group behind him is billed as the “Majors,” but Jimmy Beckum is unaware of these titles.”


Jesse Powell & The Majors (NY) – Oh Baby/ String Along, ’58 (Josie 845)


Majors (Felsted)

– Rockin’ The Boogie {I}, ’58 (Felsted 8501)

  • The flip, ‘Blue Sunset’, is credited to The Bell Trio.

– (Come) Go With Me/ Les Qua, ’59 (Felsted 8576 & Felsted 8707, ’65)

– I Found My Love, ’65 (Felsted 8707)

  • The book listed ‘I Found My Love’ as the flip of Felsted #8707.
  • No scan found.


Vows (Chicago) as Major’s – Say You’ll Be Mine/ Lost In A City, ’65 (Big Three 403)

  • Book listed as separate group of Majors and dated N/A.
  • See Vows Groups post.


Majors (Philadelphia) & Related Groups


An article written by Chris Haymes provides a good biography of the Majors (Philadelphia) and can be found @

as The Versatiles – Lundee Dundee/ Whisper In Your Ear, ’60 (Ro-Cal 1002)


Majors (Philadelphia)

– A Wonderful Dream/ Time Will Tell, ’62 (Imperial 5855)

– A Little Bit Now (A Little Bit Later)/ She’s A Troublemaker, ’62 (Imperial 5879)

– Anything You Can Do/ What In The World, ’63 (Imperial 5914)

– Tra La La/ What Have You Been Doin’, ’63 (Imperial 5936)

– Get Up Now/ One Happy Ending, ’63 (Imperial 5968)

– Your Life Begins (At Sweet 16)/ Which Way Did She Go, ’63 (Imperial 5991)

– I’ll Be There (To Bring You Love)/ Ooh Wee Baby ’64 (Imperial 66009)

– Twist And Shout, ’64 (Imperial LP 9222 A4)

– Don’t You Lose Your Cool, ’64 (Imperial LP 9222 B2)

– I Wonder Who’s Dancing With Her Now, ’64 (Imperial LP 9222 B3)

– Come On Come On, ’64 (Imperial LP 9222 B5)


as The Performers – Just Dance/ Love Is The Answer, ’66 (ABC 10777)


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