Safaris & Related Groups

The Enchanters, Dories and Angels were pre-Safaris groups with various Safari members and female leads.  The Four Evers were a post-Safaris group.


 

Enchanters (Los Angeles) – Cafe Bohemian/ Touch Of Love, ’59 (Orbit 532 & Bamboo 513, ’61)

  • Gms: Marvin Rosenberg, Richard Clasky & Sandy Weisman.

 

Dories (Los Angeles) – I Loved Him So/ Tragedy Of Love, ’59 (Doré 528)

  • Gms: Marvin Rosenberg, Richard Clasky, Shelton ‘Shelly’ Briar, & Sandy Weisman.

 

Angels (Los Angeles) (Bilijean & The) – A Lover’s Poem “From Her”, ’59 (Tawny 101)

  • The female lead, Bilijean (Billie Jean Kunkel), also released two rockabilly sides as Bee Jee & The Living Dolls (female juvenile group), Teen Age Waltz/ Too Young Blues on Vita 139 in 1956.

Angels (Los Angeles) – A Lover’s Poem “From Him”, ’59 (Tawny 101)

  • Gms: Marvin Rosenberg, Richard Clasky, Shelton ‘Shelly’ Briar, & Jimmy Stephens.

 

Safaris (w The Phantom’s Band)

– Image Of A Girl/ 4 Steps To Love, ’60 (Eldo 101)

– The Girl With The Story In Her Eyes/ Summer Nights, ’60 (Eldo 105)

  • Gms: Marvin Rosenberg, Richard Clasky, Shelton ‘Shelly’ Briar, & Jimmy Stephens. 

 

Safaris (w the Phantoms Band) (Jimmy Stephens’ Safari Group) – Shadows/ In The Still Of The Night, ’60 (Eldo 110)

  • Gms: Jimmy Stephens & unknown members.

 

Jimmy Stephens (Jimmy Stephens’ Safari Group) – Congratulations/ Love Dreams, ’61 (Eldo 112)

  • Scans found.

 

Safaris (w the Masked Phantoms Band) – Garden Of Love/ Soldier Of Fortune, ’61 (Eldo 113)

  • Gms: Marvin Rosenberg, Richard Clasky, Shelton ‘Shelly’ Briar, & Lee Forester.

 

Suddens – Childish Ways/ China Love, ’61 (Sudden 103) 

  • Scans were found for the listing as above.
  • The book listed ‘Garden Of Love’ as the B-side flip but no scans were found.
  • Gms: Marvin Rosenberg, Richard Clasky, Shelton ‘Shelly’ Briar & Lee Forester.

 

Safaris & Related Groups – Image LP 1000

  • Related Groups are noted:

Side A: Image Of A Girl, 4 Steps To Heaven, Touch Of Love (The Enchanters), I Loved Him So (The Dories), The Girl With The Story In Her Eyes, Summer Nights, Spare Time, Childish Ways (The Suddens), Dream Girl (The Suddens), My Image Of A Girl (Is You).

Side B: In The Still Of The Night, Shadows, Soldier Of Fortune, Garden Of Love, Tragedy Of Love (The Dories), China Love (The Suddens), Come Up I The World (The Four Evers), That’s Where The Difference Lies (Jimmy Stevens & The Safaris), Legion Of The Lost.

 

Jimmy Stephens as Jimmy Stevens (Unknown BB/Group) – A Funny Thing Happened/ That’s Where The Difference Lies, ’63 (Valiant 6049)

 

Four Evers (LA) – Colors/ Come Up In The World, ’64 (Chattahoochee 630)

  • The group is comprised of some members involved with the Safaris/Suddens groups.
    • ’Come Up In The World’ appears on several Safari comps with various spellings of the Four Evers name.

 

Ginger (Blake) (ref Honeys) – Dry Tears/ Spare Time, ’61 (Titan 1717)

  • Book lists BB as Safaris.
  • ‘Spare Time’ appears on the Image LP 1000 asby the Safaris.

 

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