The Maskman And The Agents

The Maskman And The Agents

Profile:
Harmon Bethea (The Mask Man) and his Agents; Tyrone Gray, Johnny Hood and Paul Williams had previously been known as doo-wop outfit The Cap-Tans or L'Captans. The group recorded for a number of labels throughout the 50s and early 60s without having any real success. Bethea then decided to add to their show a gimmick, a "Lone Ranger" type mask and re-appear as his alter ego: The Mask Man. He also renamed the group to the Agents, and this new outfit (same members) released their first recording in 1964 on Gama records. Including both comedy and social commentary into their act, the group finally had some hits with the 1968 "One Eye Open" and the year after with "My Woman, My Dog, My Cat", both recorded for Dynamo records in N.Y.C.
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The Maskman And The Agents Discography

Albums

The Mask Man* One Eye Open (Album) Dynamo Records US 1969 Sell This Version
MS 3239 Harmon Bethea / The Mask Men And The Agents* Harmon Bethea / The Mask Men And The Agents* - Got To Find A Sweet Name(LP, Album) Musicor Records MS 3239 US 1972 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-711 The Maskman And The Agents With Hampton's Band* The Maskman And The Agents With Hampton's Band* - Roaches(7") Loop Records (8) 45-711 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-901 The Maskman And The Agents Wigs(7") Mask Records (3) 45-901 USA & Canada 1967 Sell This Version
The Maskman & The Agents* My Wife, My Dog, My Cat / Love Bandito (Single) Dynamo Records US 1968 Sell This Version
The Maskman & The Agents* Yaw'll / One Eye Open (Single) Dynamo Records US 1968 Sell This Version
The Maskman And The Agents There'll Be Some Changes / Never Would Have Made It (Single) Dynamo Records US 1968 Sell This Version
D-131 The Maskman & The Agents* My Wife, My Dog, My Cat / Love Bandito(7", Single) Columbia D-131 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Bethea*, The Maskman & The Agents* Bethea*, The Maskman & The Agents* - Get Away Dreams (Single) Dynamo Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Bethea*, The Maskman And The Agents Bethea*, The Maskman And The Agents - Moon Dream / When You Got Money Dynamo Records US 1970 Sell This Version
The Maskman And The Agents Stand Up (EP) B.B.C. Records US 1973 Sell This Version
VI - 707 The Maskman And The Agents Stand Up(7", Single) De-Lite Records VI - 707 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
DS-602 Harmon Bethea The Maskman And The Agents* That's Your Roots(7") Dynamo Records DS-602 US 1977 Sell This Version

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