The Magic Tones

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US group from Detroit, MI.
Members: Tyrone Douglas, Calvin (Stevens) Stevenson, Tyrone Berkeley & Virginia McDonald. Also Albert Singleterry, Joe Connors & Paul Willis. Also Willie Allison, Bob Finch & Richard Thompson
Calvin "Dhaakk" Stephenson formed The Magictones with four other friends who lived in Inkster. They were James Shackleford (bass singer), Richard Allen (tenor), Arthur Cartwright (tenor), Albert Singleterry (baritone). Later, Charles Wilson (bass) replaced James Shackleford. The name was and obviuos choice. "We all named the group because the harmony was so tight!"
More personnel changes were to come. All of the above singers quit close to High School graduation time. The bass singer Richard Thompson encouraged Calvin to start a new group and they did. The new members were Clarence Finch, Willie Allison, Bull Allison, Richard Thompson and Calvin "Doc" Stephenson.
The female singer of later times was Virginia Macdonald. She replaced Paul Willis, another member who had a brain tumor that killed him. Later, Virginia Macdonald would sing for Norman Whitfield as producer and with Undisputed Truth.
One of the early records of the band is named to Debra Healy & Magictones ("Don't do nothin I wouldnt do"), on the Chrysley label. "Debra Healy was a school mate. We were all members of Inkster High School Glee Club. She sang on "I can't erase my old love's face", on A side.
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701 The Magic Tones - Can't Erase My Old Love's Face album art Debra Healy* & The Magictones* Debra Healy* & The Magictones* - Can't Erase My Old Love's Face(7") Chrysler 701 US 1963 Sell This Version
150 The Magic Tones - (Do The) See Saw album art The Magictones* (Do The) See Saw(7") Shur-Hit Records 150 US 1963 Sell This Version
106 The Magic Tones - Got To Get A Little Closer / Me And My Baby album art The Magictones* Got To Get A Little Closer / Me And My Baby Wheelsville U.S.A., Wheelsville U.S.A. 106 US 1966 Sell This Version
114 The Magic Tones - How Can I Forget You / Me And My Baby album art The Magic Tones How Can I Forget You / Me And My Baby(7") Wheelsville U.S.A. 114 US 1966 Sell This Version
RB 2001 The Magic Tones - Great Day album art Magic Tones* Great Day Ram-Brock RB 2001 US 1967 Sell This Version
SH-108 The Magic Tones - Fun To Be Young album art The Magic Tones Fun To Be Young(7") Solid Hit SH-108 US 1967 Sell This Version
M-1038 The Magic Tones - Let's Let Our Love Roll On album art The Magic Tones Let's Let Our Love Roll On MAH'S Records M-1038 US 1968 Sell This Version
M-1037 The Magic Tones - Together We Shall Overcome album art The Magic Tones Together We Shall Overcome MAH's Records M-1037 US 1968 Sell This Version
W 152 The Magic Tones - I'll Make It Up To You / Good Old Music album art Magictones* I'll Make It Up To You / Good Old Music Westbound Records W 152 US 1969 Sell This Version
W 145 The Magic Tones - Trying Real Hard (To Make The Grade) album art The Magictones* Trying Real Hard (To Make The Grade)(7") Westbound Records W 145 1969 Sell This Version
W-164 The Magic Tones - Till You Decide To Come Home album art The Magictones* Till You Decide To Come Home (Single) Westbound Records W-164 US 1970 Sell This Version
W 180 The Magic Tones - I've Changed / Happy Days album art The Magictones* I've Changed / Happy Days Westbound Records W 180 US 1971 Sell This Version