Regents Groups & Associations


Regents (NY) & Related Associations


Desires (ref Regents)

– Barbara-Ann, ’58 (Unreleased)

– Teenage Love, 58 (Unreleased)

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


Note:  As a group nothing was released under the Desires name until the Seville 118 sides in 1962.

  • The Desires were comprised of various members and some became the Regents.
    • Barbara-Ann was recorded by the Desires in 1958 with a re-cut version by the Regents in 1961 released under the Regents name.



– Barbara-Ann/ I’m So Lonely, ’61 (Cousins 1002 & Gee 1065)

– Runaround/ Laura My Darling, ’61 (Gee 1071)

– Liar/ Don’t Be A Fool, ’61 (Gee 1073)

– Lonesome Boy/ Oh Baby, ’61 (Gee 1075)

– A Sunday Kind Of Love (Forum Circle LP 9103 B2)

– Over The Rainbow (Unreleased)


Regents – Gee LP 706-Barbara-Ann, 1961

  • The book entries are underscored.

Side A:  Barbara-Ann, Autumn Leaves, A Sunday King Of Love, Laura My Darling, Summertime, Jeanette Jeanette.

Side B:  Runaround, Just Cry, Lonesome Boy, I’m So Lonely, Your Love Captured Me, A Fool In Love.


Regents-uncredited backing Lee Mareno – He’s Gone (Lonely Summer)/ Goddess Of Love, ’61 (New Art 103)

Regents-uncredited backing as Lee – Goddess Of Love/ He’s Gone, ’61 (Scepter 1222)


Guy Villari – Mashed Potato Mary/ I’m All Alone, ’61 (Cousins 1004)

  • The book lists asby Runarounds but dates as 1961 before the 1964 Regents reformed group.
    • A-side scan is by Guy Villari, a member of both the Regents and Runarounds.
    • Most sources date 1961 but some date 1964.
    • Both sides have a girl-group backing sound.

Note:  Cousins’ duplicate numbers issues are either 1961 or 1964 with no official discography found for the label.


Note:  When the Regents reformed (with some personnel changes) they recorded as the Run-A-Rounds and the Runarounds.


as Run-A-Rounds

– Unbelievable/ Hooray For Love, ’63 (KC 116)

Let Them Talk/ Are You Looking For A Sweetheart, ’63 (Tarheel 065)

  • No scans found for ‘Let Them Talk’ on the KC Label and credited to the Regents.

– A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, ’63 (Unreleased)

– Crazy Love, ’63 (Unreleased)

– Tonight (Could Be The Night), ’63 (Unreleased)


as Runarounds

– Carrie (You’re An Angel)/ Send Her Back, ’64 (Felsted 8704)

– Perfect Woman/ You’re A Drag, ’66 (Capitol 5644)


as Runarounds (w Tommy Cosgrove & The Elegant Four-uncredited) – You Lied/ My Little Girl, ’67 (MGM 13763)


Jimmy Curtiss (BB The Regents-NY-uncredited) – Let’s Dance Close (Like We Used To Do), ’65 (Laurie 3315)

Jimmy Curtiss – The Girl From The Land Of A Thousand Dances, ’65 (Laurie 3315)


Jimmy Curtis & The Regents – Let’s Dance Close (MGM 13768)

  • The flip is also titled ‘Let’s Dance Close’ but the artist credited is Peter Jarett & The Fifth Circle.


Regents (The Other Groups)


Regents (Argo Calypso Group) – Bamboo Tree/ Isle Of Trinidad, ’57 (Argo 5268)

  • Writing credits on both sides: R Toops.
  • Calypso sound by unknown group.


Regents (Kayo-Versatile Group) – No Hard Feelings/ That’s What I Call A Good Time, ’60 (Kayo 101)

  • Writing credits: Robert Williams/ Fred Johnson.


and as


5 Spenders – No Hard Feelings/ That’s What I Call A Good Time, ’60 (Versatile 113)


Note:  Some sources attach these blusy-style releases to the NY Regents.

  • Kayo 101 is not included in the NY Regents histories I have read.


Regents (Toronto) – Me And You/ Playmates, ’65 (Blue Cat 110)


Regents (Los Angeles)

– Summer Time Blues/ You Don’t Love Me, ’66 (Peoria 008)

– Words/ Worryin’ King, ’66 (Penthouse 502)


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