Steve Gibson and the Red Caps

Steve Gibson and the Red Caps

Profile:
Steve Gibson shifted in and out of various bands well into the '40s. It was the Four Toppers who decided to change their name to the Five Red Caps in 1943. Producer Joe Davis recorded the band as much as was possible under the restrictions of the second World War recording ban, even getting hit with violations for some of the sessions. In 1944, Gibson and the then-five other band members jumped to the Savoy label. This enterprising outfit managed to release more sides by the group then it actually ever recorded simply by distributing the tunes under more than one title. Gibson's moment of song title immortality is involved in the process, as one of these recordings came out first as "Nat's Boogie Woogie," and then was released as "Steve's Boogie Woogie."
The sound of the group evolved with the addition of vocalist Damita Jo. She married Gibson in 1954 and divorced him in 1958 but was committed to stay on with the group for performances through 1960. That was the year before the then-unnumbered members of Red Caps split into two groups because of tax problems.
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Steve Gibson and the Red Caps Discography Tracks

Albums

ABC-378 Damita Jo With Steve Gibson And The Red Caps Damita Jo With Steve Gibson And The Red Caps - The Big 15(LP, Album, Mono) ABC-Paramount ABC-378 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EP-1-3215 Steve Gibson and the Red Caps Blueberry Hill EP(7", EP, Mono) Mercury EP-1-3215 US 1952 Sell This Version
9856 Steve Gibson and the Red Caps Silhouettes / Flamingo(10") ABC-Paramount 9856 US 1957 Sell This Version
8109 Steve Gibson and the Red Caps You Made Me Love You / I Learned A Lesson(Shellac, 10") Mercury 8109 US Unknown Sell This Version
8052 Steve Gibson and the Red Caps You Never Miss Your Water/ I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire(Shellac, 10") Mercury 8052 Unknown Sell This Version