The Flares

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US vocal group from Los Angeles, CA, formed in the early 50s. Originally named "The Debonairs" and "The Hollywood Blue Jays" (on one release), they were renamed "The Flairs" by Joe Bihari after the labelname Flair Records (5). Original members (1953-55): Beverly Thompson (tenor), Cornell Gunter, Thomas "Pete" Fox (tenor), Obadiah Jessie (baritone) and Richard Berry (bass). This line-up broke up in 1955. The group was revived as "Cornel Gunter And The Ermines" in 1955, and then "Cornel Gunter And The Flairs". Later members (1955-1958): Cornell Gunter, Kenneth Byley (first tenor), Thomas Miller (baritone) and Felton George Hollis (bass). This 2nd line-up broke up in 1958.
Buck Ram then finally renamed the group "The Flares" in 1959. This new group were known for their 1961 hit "Foot Stompin', Pt. 1"
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Albums

The Flares - Encore Of Foot Stompin' Hits album art The Flares Encore Of Foot Stompin' Hits (Album) Press Records (2) UK 1963 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-8607-V The Flares - Jump And Bump album art The Flares Jump And Bump(7") Felsted 45-8607-V US 1960 Sell This Version
The Flares - Foot Stomping album art The Flares / The Ramrocks The Flares / The Ramrocks - Foot Stomping (Single) Felsted US 1961 Sell This Version
45-HLU 9441 The Flares - Foot Stomping / Hotcha Cha-Cha Brown album art The Flares Foot Stomping / Hotcha Cha-Cha Brown(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLU 9441 UK 1961 Sell This Version
RE 5133 The Flares - Encore Of Foot Stompin' Hits album art The Flares Encore Of Foot Stompin' Hits(7", EP) London Records RE 5133 Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
The Flares - Mad House / Make It Be Me album art The Flares Mad House / Make It Be Me (Single) Press Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Flares - Rock and Roll Heaven album art The Flares Rock and Roll Heaven (Single) Press Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Flares - Do It With Me / Yon He Go album art The Flares Do It With Me / Yon He Go Press Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
45-2810 The Flares - The Monkey Walk / Do It If You Wanna album art The Flares The Monkey Walk / Do It If You Wanna(7", Single, Promo) Press Records (2) 45-2810 US 1963 Sell This Version
45-2808 The Flares - Hand Clappin' b/w Shimmy And Stomp album art The Flares Hand Clappin' b/w Shimmy And Stomp(7") Press Records (2) 45-2808 US 1963 Sell This Version
The Flares - I Didn't Lose A Doggone Thing album art Cookie Jackson And The Flares Cookie Jackson And The Flares - I Didn't Lose A Doggone Thing (Single) Press Records (2) US 1964 Sell This Version
The Flares - Foot Stomping album art The Flares Foot Stomping Oldies 45 US 1965 Sell This Version
CYZ 7-127 The Flares - Nothing Takes The Place Of You / Foot Stompin' album art Toussaint McCall / The Flares Toussaint McCall / The Flares - Nothing Takes The Place Of You / Foot Stompin'(7") Charly R&B CYZ 7-127 UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Flares - Foot Stomping (Pt. 1) / Teen Beat album art The Flares / Sandy Nelson The Flares / Sandy Nelson - Foot Stomping (Pt. 1) / Teen Beat (Single) Collectables US Unknown Sell This Version
45 EP-1 The Flares - Easter Bunny Boogie / Make It Be Me / I Gotta Go Home / Steppin' High album art Willie Brown (2) / The Flares, Gene And Eunice, Little Luther Willie Brown (2) / The Flares, Gene And Eunice, Little Luther - Easter Bunny Boogie / Make It Be Me / I Gotta Go Home / Steppin' High(7", EP) Aladdin (6) 45 EP-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-2802-V The Flares - Doing The Hully Gully / Truck and Trailer album art The Flares Doing The Hully Gully / Truck and Trailer(7", Single) Press Records (2) 45-2802-V Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDCHD841 The Flares - Foot Stompin' album art The Flares Foot Stompin'(CD, Comp) Ace CDCHD841 UK 2002 Sell This Version

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