The T.S.U. Toronadoes

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House band for Skipper Lee Frazier's label, Ovide. Group members included Cal Thomas (guitar/vocals), Will Thomas (guitar/vocals), Peter Newman (bass), Darryll Busby (saxophone), Clarence “Creeper” Harper (trumpet), and Nelson Mills (horns). The band (named after the school where they were students, and their favorite car, the Oldmosbile Toronado) slowly gained a reputation on campus and in Houston as a tight unit. As well as doing gigs on their own, the band would often be the backing band to national acts such as Jackie Wilson, Barbara Acklin, and Etta James, who would be in town to play in the Houston area. But it was their backing of Archie Bell & The Drells from which they gained their notoriety.
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The T.S.U. Toronadoes Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

The T.S.U. Toronadoes - A Thousand Wonders / The Toronado album art The T.S.U. Toronadoes A Thousand Wonders / The Toronado Ovide US 1967 Sell This Version
227 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - You're Mine / Back After The News album art The T. S. U. Toronadoes* You're Mine / Back After The News(7") Ovide 227 US 1967 Sell This Version
The T.S.U. Toronadoes - What Good Am I? album art The T.S.U. Toronadoes What Good Am I? (Single) Ovide US 1968 Sell This Version
77051 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Work On It album art The T.S.U. Toronadoes Work On It(7") Ovide 77051 US 1968 Sell This Version
The T.S.U. Toronadoes - The Goose / Got To Get Through To You album art The T.S.U. Toronadoes The Goose / Got To Get Through To You (Single) Atlantic US 1969 Sell This Version
The T.S.U. Toronadoes - My Thing Is A Moving Thing / I Still Love You album art The T.S.U. Toronadoes My Thing Is A Moving Thing / I Still Love You Volt US 1969 Sell This Version
The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Flight Too Many album art The T.S.U. Toronados* Flight Too Many Volt US 1970 Sell This Version
250 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Nothing Can Stop Me / Only Inside album art T.S.U. Toronadoes* Nothing Can Stop Me / Only Inside(7") Ovide 250 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-2502 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Keep On Dancing / Getting The Corners album art Commodores / The T.S.U. Toronadoes Commodores / The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Keep On Dancing / Getting The Corners(7", TP) Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom 45-2502 UK 2004 Sell This Version
NSS-2 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - A Thousand Wonders album art T.S.U. Toronados* A Thousand Wonders(7", Single, Ltd) Northern Soul Stories NSS-2 UK 2011 Sell This Version
RSRS-0644 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - Please Heart Don't Break / Ain't Nothin Nowhere  album art TSU Toronados* Please Heart Don't Break / Ain't Nothin Nowhere (7") Rampart Street Records RSRS-0644 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

The T.S.U. Toronadoes - One Flight Too Many album art The T.S.U. Toronados* One Flight Too Many (Comp) Funky Delicacies US 1999 Sell This Version
DEL LP 0016 The T.S.U. Toronadoes - And Now... album art The T.S.U. Toronados* And Now...(LP, Comp) Funky Delicacies DEL LP 0016 US 1999 Sell This Version

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