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

The Cadillacs - The Fabulous Cadillacs album art The Cadillacs The Fabulous Cadillacs (Album) Jubilee Canada 1957 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - The Crazy Cadillacs album art The Cadillacs The Crazy Cadillacs (Album) Jubilee US 1959 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Twisting With album art The Cadillacs Twisting With (Album) Jubilee 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
JLP 1045 The Cadillacs - The Fabulous Cadillacs album art The Cadillacs The Fabulous Cadillacs(LP, Album) Jubilee JLP 1045 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Cadillacs Wishing Well Josie Records US 1954 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Gloria / I Wonder Why album art The Cadillacs Gloria / I Wonder Why (Single) Josie Records US 1954 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - No Chance album art The Cadillacs No Chance (Single) Josie Records Canada 1955 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Down The Road / Window Lady album art The Cadillacs Down The Road / Window Lady Josie Records US 1955 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Speedoo / Let Me Explain album art The Cadillacs Speedoo / Let Me Explain (Single) Josie Records US 1955 Sell This Version
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 Records US 1956 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Betty My Love / Woe Is Me album art The Cadillacs Betty My Love / Woe Is Me (Single) Josie Records US 1956 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Shock-A-Doo / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer album art The Cadillacs Shock-A-Doo / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Single) Josie Records US 1956 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Zoom album art The Cadillacs Zoom (Single) Josie Records US 1956 Sell This Version
8100 The Cadillacs - Zoom / You Are album art The Cadillacs Zoom / You Are(Shellac, 10") Reo 8100 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
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 Records US 1957 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Sugar - Sugar album art The Cadillacs Sugar - Sugar (Single) Josie Records US 1957 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - My Girl Friend / Broken Heart album art The Cadillacs My Girl Friend / Broken Heart (Single) Josie Records US 1957 Sell This Version
45-821 The Cadillacs - Lucy / Hurry Home album art The Original Cadillacs* Lucy / Hurry Home(7", Single) Josie Records 45-821 US 1957 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Holy Smokes Baby album art The Cadillacs Holy Smokes Baby (Single) Josie Records US 1958 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita album art The Cadillacs Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita (Single) Josie Records Canada 1958 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Please, Mr Johnson / Cool It Fool album art The Cadillacs Please, Mr Johnson / Cool It Fool Josie Records US 1958 Sell This Version
45-836 The Cadillacs - Speedo Is Back album art The Cadillacs Speedo Is Back(7") Josie Records 45-836 1958 Sell This Version
45-834 The Cadillacs - Ain't You Gonna album art Jesse Powell (2) With The Caddies* Jesse Powell (2) With The Caddies* - Ain't You Gonna(7", Single) Josie Records 45-834 US 1958 Sell This Version
The Cadillacs - Bad Dan McGoon album art The Cadillacs Bad Dan McGoon (Single) Josie Records US 1959 Sell This Version