The Vibrations

The Vibrations

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The Vibrations were an African-American soul vocal group from Los Angeles, California, active from the mid-1950s to 1976. Most notable among the group's hit singles were "My Girl Sloopy" (1964) and "Love in Them Thar Hills" (1968). The quintet's members included Don Bradley, Carl Fisher, Dave Govan, James Johnson and Ricky Owens.

The group initially began recording as The Jay Hawks, and had a hit in 1956 with "Stranded in the Jungle" (US #18). After a few lineup changes, the group hit again in 1961 with the song "The Watusi" (US #25); concurrently, they had a hit under the name The Marathons with "Peanut Butter" (#20).

The group recorded a couple of Northern Soul classics since their initial hit on Atlantic Records in 1963. A cover version of "My Girl Sloopy", retitled "Hang On, Sloopy", was a hit for the McCoys in 1965.

The Vibrations briefly broke up in 1971. At this time, Owens became a member of The Temptations, although he was let go after his first few engagements. Owens and the other Vibrations regrouped and continued, eventually become a nightclub act in the mid 1970s, before officially dissolving the group in 1976.

Ricky Owens died in 1996.
Carl Fisher resides in Los Angeles, today, and is still singing and songwriting.
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The Vibrations Discography

Albums

The Vibrations Watusi! (Album) Checker, Checker US 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Shout! (Album) Okeh, Epic US 1965 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Misty (Album) Okeh US 1966 Sell This Version
The Vibrations New Vibrations (Album) Okeh UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Taking A New Step (Album) Mandala Records (2), Mandala Records (2) Canada 1972 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Vibrations So Blue / Love Me Like You Should (Single) Checker Canada 1960 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Cave Man / Feel So Bad (Single) Checker US 1960 Sell This Version
The Vibrations All My Love Belongs To You / Stop Right Now (Single) Checker US 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Continental With Me, Baby / The Junkernoo Checker US 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Let's Pony Again / What Made You Change Your Mind (Single) Checker US 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations The Watusi / Wallflower (Single) Checker UK 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations The New Hully Gully (Single) Checker US 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Don't Say Goodbye / Stranded In The Jungle (Single) Checker US 1961 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Over The Rainbow (Single) Checker US 1962 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Dancing Danny / Dancing Danny (Instrumental) (Single) Checker US 1963 Sell This Version
1038 The Vibrations Since I Fell For You / May The Best Man Win(7", Single) Checker 1038 US 1963 Sell This Version
The Vibrations My Girl Sloopy (Single) Atlantic US 1964 Sell This Version
7204, 7205 Walter Jackson / The Vibrations Walter Jackson / The Vibrations - It's All Over / Sloop Dance(7", Promo, Cle) Okeh, Okeh 7204, 7205 US 1964 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Keep On Keeping On (Single) Okeh US 1965 Sell This Version
The Vibrations If You Only Knew (Single) Okeh US 1965 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Misty / Finding Out The Hard Way Okeh US 1965 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Watusi Time (Single) Okeh US 1965 Sell This Version
The Vibrations Ain't Love That Way / End Up Crying Okeh US 1965 Sell This Version
DB 8318 The Vibrations Talkin' About Love(7", Single) Columbia DB 8318 UK 1965 Sell This Version
DB 8318 The Vibrations Talkin' About Love(7", Single, Promo, Gre) Columbia DB 8318 UK 1965 Sell This Version

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