The Cadillacs

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US doo-wop group from Harlem, New York, active between 1953 and 1962. Originally known as "The Carnations".
Members: Earl Carroll (lead vocalist), Bobby Phillips, Lavern Drake (bass vocalist), and Gus Willingham, James "Poppa" Clark. Later: Earl Wade and Charles Brooks.
In 1957, the group split: one group was initially known as "The Four Cadillacs", with current bass J. R. Bailey, former bass Lavern Drake, and new members Roland Martinez and Bobby Spencer. This group included former group saxophonist Jesse "Tex" Powell and recorded in early 1958 as "Jesse Powell and the Caddys".
The other four current members - Carroll, Wade, Brooks, and Phillips - continued recording separately, later as Earl Carroll and the Cadillacs.
Later in 1958, the groups combined back into one. Carroll's backup vocalists, Wade, Brooks, and Phillips, all decided to retire and Carroll joined Bailey, Drake, Martinez and Spencer. Carroll's lead spot had been given to Spencer and Bailey, and he left shortly thereafter, creating a new group, Speedoo And The Pearls, which recorded briefly in 1959.

Revived in the early 1990s by Earl Carroll with Bobby Phillips, Steven Brown, Gary K. Lewis, and musical director Eddie Jones. Brown left in 2003. Phillips died in March 2011. Eddie Jones died in 2008.
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Albums

JLP 1045 The Cadillacs - The Fabulous Cadillacs album art The Cadillacs The Fabulous Cadillacs (Album) Jubilee JLP 1045 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
JGM 1089 The Cadillacs - The Crazy Cadillacs album art The Cadillacs The Crazy Cadillacs (Album) Jubilee JGM 1089 US 1959 Sell This Version
JGM 5009 The Cadillacs - Twisting With album art The Cadillacs Twisting With (Album) Jubilee JGM 5009 US 1962 Sell This Version
JGM 1117 The Cadillacs - The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles album art The Cadillacs / The Orioles The Cadillacs / The Orioles - The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles(LP, Album) Jubilee JGM 1117 US 1962 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-769 The Cadillacs - Wishing Well album art The Cadillacs Wishing Well Josie 45-769 US 1954 Sell This Version
765 The Cadillacs - Gloria / I Wonder Why album art The Cadillacs Gloria / I Wonder Why (Single) Josie 765 US 1954 Sell This Version
8002 The Cadillacs - No Chance album art The Cadillacs No Chance (Single) Josie 8002 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
778 The Cadillacs - Down The Road / Window Lady album art The Cadillacs Down The Road / Window Lady Josie 778 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-785 The Cadillacs - Speedoo / Let Me Explain album art The Cadillacs Speedoo / Let Me Explain (Single) Josie 45-785 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-792 The Cadillacs - Zoom / You Are album art The Cadillacs Zoom / You Are (Single) Josie 45-792 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-805 The Cadillacs - The Girl I Love / That's All I Need album art The Cadillacs The Girl I Love / That's All I Need (Single) Josie 45-805 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-798 The Cadillacs - Betty My Love / Woe Is Me album art The Cadillacs Betty My Love / Woe Is Me (Single) Josie 45-798 US 1956 Sell This Version
8139X The Cadillacs - Shock-A-Doo / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer album art The Cadillacs Shock-A-Doo / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Single) Josie 8139X Canada 1956 Sell This Version
45-821 The Cadillacs - Hurry Home / Lucy album art The Original Cadillacs* Hurry Home / Lucy (Single) Josie 45-821 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-820 The Cadillacs - My Girl Friend / Broken Heart album art The Cadillacs My Girl Friend / Broken Heart (Single) Josie 45-820 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-812 The Cadillacs - Sugar - Sugar album art The Cadillacs Sugar - Sugar (Single) Josie 45-812 US 1957 Sell This Version
21.006 The Cadillacs - Yea Yea Baby / Buzz - Buzz - Buzz album art Earl Carroll And The Original Cadillacs* Earl Carroll And The Original Cadillacs* - Yea Yea Baby / Buzz - Buzz - Buzz (Single) Josie 21.006 Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
21.021 The Cadillacs - Holy Smokes Baby album art The Cadillacs Holy Smokes Baby (Single) Josie 21.021 Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-846 The Cadillacs - Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita album art The Cadillacs Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita (Single) Josie 45-J-846 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-836 The Cadillacs - Speedo Is Back album art The Cadillacs Speedo Is Back(7") Josie 45-836 1958 Sell This Version
45-842 The Cadillacs - Holy Smoke Baby album art The Cadillacs Holy Smoke Baby(7", Single) Josie 45-842 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-834 The Cadillacs - Ain't You Gonna album art Jesse Powell (2) With The Caddy's* Jesse Powell (2) With The Caddy's* - Ain't You Gonna(7", Single) Josie 45-834 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-857 The Cadillacs - Jay Walker / Copy Cat album art The Cadillacs Jay Walker / Copy Cat (Single) Josie 45-857 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-861 The Cadillacs - Please, Mr Johnson / Cool It Fool album art The Cadillacs Please, Mr Johnson / Cool It Fool Josie 45-861 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-870 The Cadillacs - Bad Dan McGoon album art The Cadillacs Bad Dan McGoon (Single) Josie 45-870 US 1959 Sell This Version