Valiants (West LA) & Their Connections

Note:  These groups are referenced together because of a series of connections through group names, members and label changes.  It is noted The Electras recorded under different names.


 

Sabers (West LA) – Always Forever/ Cool, Cool Christmas, ’55 (Cal-West 847)

 

Chavelles

– Valley Of Love/ Red Tape, ’56 (Vita 127)

– Valley Of Love (Fast Version), ’73 (Relic LP 5007 (A-1))

– Red Tape, ’73 (Relic LP 5007 (B-8)

– Valley Of Love (Slow Version), 73 (Relic LP 5007 (B-9))


 

Valiants (West LA) as The Gents – Happenin’ After School/ My Unfaithful Love, ’57 (Aladdin 3387)

  • No scans found for Gents.
  • The book and most discographies list as Gants 
    • No scans were found under this name either.
  • Other sources credit the group as The Gents with uncertainty that #3387 was released.
  • This was to be the first release under the Valiants name but was credited instead as The Gents.

 

Valiants (West LA)

– This Is The Nite/ Good Golly Miss Molly, ’57 (Keen 3-4004)

– Lover, Lover/ Walkin’ Girl, ’57 (Keen 3-4007)

– Frieda, Frieda/ Please Wait, My Love, ’58 (Keen 3-4026 & Andex 4026, ’59)

– Dear Cindy/ Surprise, ’59 (Shar-Dee 703)

– This Is The Night/ Walkin’ Girl, ’61 (Keen 8-2120)

  • No scans found.

– Please Wait, My Love/ Temptation Of My Heart, ’95 (Early Bird 003)

 

Valiants (West LA) (Billy Storm With The) – We Knew, ’59 (Ensign 4035)

by The Valiants – Walkin’ Girl, ’59 (Ensign 4035)

 

Valiants (West LA) (Billy Storm & The)

– Temptation Of My Heart, ’61 (Famous LP 504 A2)

– Love Game, ’61 (Famous LP 504 A5)

– We Knew, ’61 (Famous LP 504 B4)

– This Is The Nite/ Good Golly Miss Molly, ’95 (Early Bird 001)


 

Untouchables (West LA) 

– Poor Boy Needs A Preacher/ New Fad, ’60 (Madison 128)

– Vickie Lee/ Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight, ’60 (Madison 134)

– 60 Minute Man/ Everybody’s Laughing, ’60 (Madison 139)

– Lovely Dee/ You’re On Top, ’61 (Liberty 55335)

– Do Your Best/ Raisin’ Sugar Cane, ’61 (Madison 147)

– (My Baby Loves A) Medicine Man/ Papa, ’62 (Liberty 55423)

 

as Happy Tones – Summertime Nights/ Papa Shame, ’63 (Colpix 693)

  • Marv Goldberg’s Valiants history mentions the link between the Untouchables and the ‘Happy Tones’ 

 

Untouchables (West LA) error – Little Mary/ Funny What A Little Kiss Can Do, ’62 (Alan K 6901)

  • This is a different group than the Valiant-connected Untouchables.
  • Both titles were released on the same label # asby Little John & The Unforgettables and Untouchables (Brooklyn).

 

Electras (West LA)

– You Lied/ Ten Steps To Love, ’61 (Infinity 012)

– Boo Babe/ The Stomp, ’62 (Infinity 016)

 

Electras (West LA) – You Know, ’62 (Cee-Jam 100-first pressing)

Surgeons – Don’t Tell Me, ’62 (Cee-Jam 100-first pressing)

 

Electras (West LA)

– You Know/ Can’t You See It In My Eyes, ’62 (Lola 100)

  • Yellow label scan with ‘You Know’ as the A-side.

– Boo Babe/ Can’t You See It In My Eyes, ’63 (Lola 100-reissue)

  • Orange Label scans with ‘Boo Babe’ as the A-side.

– Boo Babe/ Can’t You See It In My Eyes, ’63 (Challenge 59245)

– Huff And Puff/ Mary Mary, ’65 (Lola 001)

  • Not listed in book.

 

as The Ring A Dings – Snacky Poo/ Snacky Poo Part Two, ’62 (Infinity 014)

 

as The Del Mars – That’s My Desire/ You Know, ’63 (ABC-Paramount 10426)

 

as The DelMars – Snacky Poo-Part 1/ Snacky Poo-Part 2, ’64 (Mercury 72244)

 

as Citations – The Stomp/ Chicago, ’64 (Mercury 72286)

 

as The Freedoms – Ten Steps To Love/ You Lied, ’64 (Constellation 105)

 

Electras (West LA) (Billy Storm Group) – Little Girl Of Mine/ Mary Mary, ’66 (Ruby-Doo 2)


 

Alley Cats (West Coast) – Puddin’ N’ Tain (Ask Me Again, I’ll Tell You The Same)/ Feel So Good, ’62 (Philles 108)

 

Alley Cats (West Coast) error – Lily Of The West/ I Should Have Stayed At Home Tonight, ’65 (Epic 9778)

  • Book listed with the West Coast group.
    • This is a white group with a Garage/ Psych sound.
    • T Varnick (Bronx)-related. 

 

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