The Wailers (2)

The Wailers (2)

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Rock 'n' roll garage band

Formed late 50's, active till late 60's
Considered one of the hottest rock bands to emerge from the Pacific Northwest. In 1959, when they were still in high school, they were signed to Golden Crest, their song "Tall Cool One" peaked the national charts at #36, and they appeared on such television shows as the Alan Freed Show and Dick Clark (2)'s American Bandstand.
At the time, John Greek (2) was considered the leader of the Wailers, having founded the band in 1957 with a few other kids whose parents were stationed at the McCord Air Force base in Tacoma, Washington. One year later in 1960, some tension grew to an ugly head within the band, and John Greek (2) left the Wailers. Taking his place was Buck Ormsby, a bassist who originally played with Little Bill And The Bluenotes. Together with Kent Morrill, these two Wailers created Etiquette Records (2) as a means to release their own material. Their very first record was a 45 single of "Louis Louie" by Rockin' Robin Roberts, another member of the Wailers that was initially a member of Little Bill And The Bluenotes. This particular single, which came out in 1961, was considered the archetypal recording that inspired the Kingsmen, Paul Revere & The Raiders and hundreds, if not thousands of other rock bands from the Pacific Northwest to perform the iconic song.
John Greek (2), the man who started the band, was for the most part forgotten by the music industry. He did a few other musical ventures, including some recording with Gary Paxton, some session work with the Fifth Dimension, but for the most part, he lived in obscurity, rarely to be heard from again.
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The Wailers (2) Discography

Albums

The Wailers (2) The Fabulous Wailers (Album) Golden Crest US 1959 Sell This Version
The Fabulous Wailers* At The Castle (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1961 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) With Rockin' Robin Roberts, Marshans*, Kent Morrill The Wailers (2) With Rockin' Robin Roberts, Marshans*, Kent Morrill - The Wailers And Company (Album) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
Wailers* Wailers Wailers Everywhere (Album) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Outburst! (Album) United Artists Records Colombia 1966 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Out Of Our Tree (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1966 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Walk Thru The People (Album) Bell Records US 1968 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Wailers (2) Mau-Mau / Dirty Robber (Single) Golden Crest US 1959 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Tall Cool One (Single) Golden Crest Canada 1959 Sell This Version
CR-532 The Wailers (2) Shanghied / Wailin'(7", Single) Golden Crest CR-532 US 1959 Sell This Version
CR375 The Wailers (2) Beat Guitar(7") Golden Crest CR375 US 1959 Sell This Version
ET-2 The Wailers (2) Mashi / Velva(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-2 US 1961 Sell This Version
ET-4 The Wailers (2) Stompin' Willie / Doin' The Seaside(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-4 US 1962 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) We're Goin' Surfing / Shakedown (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
ET-7 The Wailers (2) Partytime U.S.A. / Seattle(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-7 US 1963 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Beat Guitar / Mau Mau (Single) Golden Crest Canada 1964 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Mashi / On The Rocks (Single) Imperial US 1964 Sell This Version
ET-12 The Wailers (2) Don't Take It So Hard / You Better Believe It(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-12 US 1964 Sell This Version
ET-9 The Wailers (2) Frenzy / Tall Cool One(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-9 US 1964 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Out Of Our Tree (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-15 The Wailers (2) You Weren't Using Your Head(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-15 North America (inc Mexico) 1965 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) Think Kindly Baby / End Of The Summer United Artists Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
The Wailers (2) It's You Alone / Tears (Single) United Artists Records US 1966 Sell This Version
UA 50110 The Wailers (2) You Won't Lead Me On(7", Single, Promo) United Artists Records UA 50110 US 1966 Sell This Version
BELL 694 The Wailers (2) You Can't Fly / Thinking Out Loud(7", Single, Promo) Bell Records BELL 694 US 1967 Sell This Version