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 The Fifth Dimension, but for the most part, he lived in obscurity, rarely to be heard from again.
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Albums

SCR-3075, CR 3075 The Fabulous Wailers — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) The Fabulous Wailers (Album) Golden Crest SCR-3075, CR 3075 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ETALB 1, ET-ALB-1 At The Castle  — The Wailers (2) The Fabulous Wailers* Featuring Rockin' Robin* And Gail Harris The Fabulous Wailers* Featuring Rockin' Robin* And Gail Harris - At The Castle (Album) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) ETALB 1, ET-ALB-1 US 1961 Sell This Version
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LP-022, #022, #22 The Wailers And Company — The Wailers (2) 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) LP-022, #022, #22 US 1963 Sell This Version
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ETA 126 Out Of Our Tree — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Out Of Our Tree (Album) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) ETA 126 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
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LP-023, ST ET-ALB-#023 Wailers Wailers Everywhere — The Wailers (2) Wailers* Wailers Wailers Everywhere (Album) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) LP-023, ST ET-ALB-#023 US 1965 Sell This Version
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UAS 6557 Outburst! — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Outburst! (Album) United Artists Records UAS 6557 US 1966 Sell This Version
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Bell 6016 Walk Thru The People — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Walk Thru The People (Album) Bell Records Bell 6016 US 1968 Sell This Version
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none Two Car Garage (50 Years Of Rock 'N Roll) — The Wailers (2) The Ventures And The Fabulous Wailers* The Ventures And The Fabulous Wailers* - Two Car Garage (50 Years Of Rock 'N Roll) (Comp, Album) Blue Horizon Records LLC none US 2009 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

CR-532 Shanghied / Wailin' — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Shanghied / Wailin' (Single) Golden Crest CR-532 US 1959 Sell This Version
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CR-526 Mau-Mau / Dirty Robber — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Mau-Mau / Dirty Robber (Single) Golden Crest CR-526 US 1959 Sell This Version
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CR-518 Tall Cool One — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Tall Cool One (Single) Golden Crest CR-518 US 1959 Sell This Version
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CR545 Lucille /Scratchin — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Lucille /Scratchin(7", Single) Golden Crest CR545 US 1960 Sell This Version
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CR375 Beat Guitar — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Beat Guitar(7") Golden Crest CR375 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ET-2 Mashi / Velva — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Mashi / Velva (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-2 US 1961 Sell This Version
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ET-4 Stompin' Willie / Doin' The Seaside — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Stompin' Willie / Doin' The Seaside (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-4 US 1962 Sell This Version
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ET-6 We're Goin' Surfin / Shakedown — The Wailers (2) The Wailer's* We're Goin' Surfin / Shakedown (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-6 US 1963 Sell This Version
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ET-7 Partytime U.S.A. / Seattle — The Wailers (2) Wailers* Partytime U.S.A. / Seattle(7", Single, Styrene) Etiquette Records (2) ET-7 US 1963 Sell This Version
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ET-12 You Better Believe It / Don't Take It So Hard — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) You Better Believe It / Don't Take It So Hard (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-12 US 1964 Sell This Version
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NO. 591 Beat Guitar / Mau Mau — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Beat Guitar / Mau Mau (Single) Golden Crest NO. 591 US 1964 Sell This Version
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ET-9 Frenzy / Tall Cool One — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Frenzy / Tall Cool One (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-9 US 1964 Sell This Version
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66045 Mashi / On The Rocks — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) Mashi / On The Rocks (Single) Imperial 66045 US 1964 Sell This Version
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ET-22 Don't Believe in Christmas / Christmas Spirit? — The Wailers (2) Sonics* / Wailers* Sonics* / Wailers* - Don't Believe in Christmas / Christmas Spirit? Etiquette Records (2) ET-22 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-19 Dirty Robber / Hang Up — The Wailers (2) Wailers* Dirty Robber / Hang Up (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-19 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-21 Out Of Our Tree — The Wailers (2) Wailers* Out Of Our Tree (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-21 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-15 You Weren't Using Your Head — The Wailers (2) The Wailers (2) You Weren't Using Your Head(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-15 US 1965 Sell This Version