Sultans Groups

Sultans (NY Label)

– Lemon Squeezing Daddy/ You Captured My Heart, ’51 (Jubilee 5054)

– Don’t Be Angry/ Blues At Dawn, ’52 (Jubilee 5077)


Sultans (Midwest) (& Johnny Otis Orchestra) (ref Gene McDaniels) – How Deep Is The Ocean/ Good Thing Baby, ’54 (Duke 125)


Sultans (Midwest) (Lead W Barnes) – I Cried My Heart Out , ’54 (Duke 133)

Sultans (Midwest) (E McDaniels)  Baby Don’t Put Me Down, ’54 (Duke 133)


Sultans (ref Gene McDaniels)

– Boppin’ With The Mambo/ What Makes Me Feel This Way, ’54 (Duke 135)

  • (w Walter Harrold’s Orch).

– If I Could Tell (Previously Unreleased)/ My Love Is So High (Previously Unreleased), ’57 (Duke 178)


became Admirals

– Oh Yes/ Left With A Broken Heart, ’55 (King 4772)

– Close Your Eyes/ Give Me Your Love, ’55 (King 4782)


Sultans (NJ Label) (Bob Oakes & His) (ft Big Bill on Tenor Sax) – Church Bells May Ring/ You Gotta Rock And Roll, ’56 (Regent 7502)

  • B-Side reissue is titled ‘You Gotta Rock’N’Roll.’


Sultans (Kentucky)

– It’ll Be Easy/ You Got Me Goin’, ’61 (Tilt 782)

– Mary, Mary/ How Far Does A Friendship Go, ’63 (Jam 107)

  • Lead-Wayne McDonald.


Cosmo (BB The Sultans (uncredited)-Kentucky) – Sweetheart Please Don’t Go/ Just Words, ’62 (Tilt 789)


Sultans (Detroit Label) – Say Hey Girl/ A Cottage For Sale, ’61 (Knowles 105)


Sultans (New Orleans) (Wardell (Quezergue) & The) – I Need Your Love/ I’m Broke, ’62 (Imperial 5886)

  • No scans found.


Sultans (Philadelphia Label) – Christina/ Someone You Can Trust, ’63 (Guyden 2079)

  • No scans found.


Sultans (East Haven CT) – Gloria/ I Wanna Know, ’65 (Ascot 2228)

  • Although writing credit on ‘Gloria’ is Van Morrison, the Sultans’ ‘Gloria’ is the traditional doowop ‘Gloria’ not the Morrison garage rock group ‘Them’ recording of the same name.


4 thoughts on “Sultans Groups

  1. Sultans, (Donnie Boyd group)

    Tennessee Rock/No Fishin’ Allowed (Counsel 1011) 1961
    Popcorn/4D Cha-Cha (Counsel 1012) 1961

    sources Rocky-52, 45 cat, white doo wop collector

    • Thanks for the information about the Donnie Boyd Sultans group.

      I was able to hear one side of both releases, ‘Tennessee Rock’ and ‘Popcorn’. Both were instrumental leaning toward a country sound.

      Neither this Sultans group or Donnie Boyd were included in the book.

      Some of Donnie Boyd’s earlier releases ‘Doggone Baby Doggone’ and With All My Love’ from 1958 would be considered Doowop.

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