Sparks Groups

Sparks (Memphis) (Curtis Irvin & The) – Make A Little Love/ Cheatin’ On Me, ’54 (RPM 417)



Sparks (New Orleans)

– Ol’ Man River {I}/ Merry, Merry Lou, ’57 (Decca 30378-first pressing)

– Ol’ Man River {I}/ Mary, Mary Lou, ’57 (Decca 30378-second pressing)

– A Cuddle And A Kiss/ Roamin’ Candle, ’57 (Decca 30509)

– Why Did You Leave/ La Macerena, ’59 (Decca 30974)



Sparks (NY) (All Hull releases sound like the same group.)

– Danny Boy/ Run Run Run, ’57 (Hull 723)

– Adreann (Calypso)/ Finger (Calypso), ’57 (Hull 724)

– Slowly But Surely, ’62 (Hull LP 1002 (2-4)) (As/comment, originally released on Hull LP 1002 in 1962.  The linked insert? adds (I Am Falling In Love) to the title while the scans/jacket do not.)

– Slowly But Surely, ’75 (Broadcast 1121) (Flip ‘Away Over There’ is by the Carousels (NY-Hull.)



Sparks (Louisiana) (Nathan Ray & The) – Teen Age Heart/ Hold Me Close, ’58 (Rocko 510)


Sparks (Beverly Hills CA Label) – Robin Red Breast/ Something Happened, ’58 (Arwin 114)


Sparks (NY-Carlton) – The Genie/ Gee That’s Bad, ’59 (Carlton 522)



Sparks (Calypso Group-Trinidad & Tobago) – Cool It/ Woe, Woe, ’67 (Cub 9151)


2 thoughts on “Sparks Groups

  1. Broadcast 1121 causes confusion!

    A-side: Sparks – Slowly But Surely. The song was released in 1962 on the Hull LP 1002 as Slowly But Surely (I Am Falling In Love).
    B-side: Carousels – Away Over There. The song was released on the same LP as Away Overthere; group name spelled Carousel’s.

    Confusion eliminated?

    • Great find! Split credits are often overlooked. This is a good correction. The LP 1002 scans and back jacket are no longer available on youtube. The linked ‘insert’? presents another credit problem, which I hope is addressed in the post.

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