The Ideals

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Doo wop - rhythm 'n' blues vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, US
Formed in 1952 while they were at Crane High School by Frank Cowan (lead), Leonard Mitchell (2) (first tenor), Wes Spraggins (second tenor), Robert Tharpe (baritone), Clifford Clayborn (bass). In the late 50s they recorded their first singe when Reggie Jackson (6) had already replaced Cowan as lead, Sam Stewart (3) had replaced Clayborn as bass vocalist and Spraggins had left the group.. For their Paso Records' 1961 single they had Major Lance as lead vocalist. In 1963 they had Eddie Williams (8) as lead vocalist, the year that they were meant to have their biggest hit "Gorila". In 1966 they wrere reduced to a trio with Leonard Mitchell (2), Reggie Jackson (6) and Sam Stewart (3). Soon after their demise, Robert Tharpe adopted the nickname Tommy Dark and duetted with Jerry O for some mid 60's singles. Leonard Mitchell (2) joined Channel 3 (5) for one single in the early 70's.
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Singles & EPs

K1884 The Ideals - Knee Socks / Mary's Lamb album art The Ideals Knee Socks / Mary's Lamb (Single) Checker K1884 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
6401 The Ideals - What's The Matter With You Sam album art The Ideals What's The Matter With You Sam Paso Records 6401 US 1961 Sell This Version
6402 The Ideals - Magic / Teens album art The Ideals Magic / Teens Paso Records 6402 US 1961 Sell This Version
113 The Ideals - Mojo Hanna / Simple Simon album art The Ideals Mojo Hanna / Simple Simon (Single) Cortland 113 US 1962 Sell This Version
C-110 The Ideals - Don Juan / The Gorilla album art The Ideals Don Juan / The Gorilla Cortland C-110 US 1962 Sell This Version
C-115 The Ideals - Feeling Of A Kiss / Mo Gorilla album art The Ideals Feeling Of A Kiss / Mo Gorilla (Single) Cortland C-115 US 1963 Sell This Version
C-105 The Ideals - LA. / Dog Wild album art The Ideals / Jack Harris And The Arabians* The Ideals / Jack Harris And The Arabians* - LA. / Dog Wild(7", Single) Cortland C-105 US 1963 Sell This Version
2007 The Ideals - You Lost And I Won album art The Ideals You Lost And I Won (Single) Satellite Records (2) 2007 US 1965 Sell This Version
1001 The Ideals - Go Get A Wig album art The Ideals Go Get A Wig (Single) St. Lawrence Records 1001 US 1965 Sell This Version
2009 The Ideals - Kissing / I Had A Dream album art The Ideals Kissing / I Had A Dream (Single) Satellite Records (2) 2009 US 1966 Sell This Version
1020 The Ideals - I Got Lucky (When I Found You) / Tell Her I Apologize album art The Ideals I Got Lucky (When I Found You) / Tell Her I Apologize(7", Single) St. Lawrence Records 1020 US 1966 Sell This Version
2011 The Ideals - Go-Go Gorilla / Kissing Won't Go Out Of Style album art The Ideals Go-Go Gorilla / Kissing Won't Go Out Of Style(7", Single) Satellite Records (2) 2011 US 1966 Sell This Version
COL-3464, MSS-35617, COL 3464 The Ideals - Knee Socks / This Broken Heart album art The Ideals / The Sonics (2) The Ideals / The Sonics (2) - Knee Socks / This Broken Heart(7", Single) Collectables, MCA Special Markets & Products, Chess COL-3464, MSS-35617, COL 3464 US 1989 Sell This Version
45-162, 162 The Ideals - The Gorilla / Mo Gorilla album art The Ideals The Gorilla / Mo Gorilla(7", Single, Yel) Norton Records (2), Norton Records (2) 45-162, 162 US 2011 Sell This Version
1001 The Ideals - The Gorilla / LA. album art The Ideals The Gorilla / LA.(7", Single) Concord Records (8) 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
109 The Ideals - L.A. / Please Love Me album art The Ideals / The Aladdins (3) The Ideals / The Aladdins (3) - L.A. / Please Love Me(7", Single, RE) Witch 109 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-511 The Ideals - Don Juan / Women About To Make Me Go Crazy album art The Ideals / The 5 Royales The Ideals / The 5 Royales - Don Juan / Women About To Make Me Go Crazy(7", Single, Promo, Rad) Excalibur Records (6) E-511 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

1002 The Ideals - Knee Socks And Gorilla's album art The Ideals Knee Socks And Gorilla's(CD, Comp) Gorilla (7) 1002 France 2005 Sell This Version