Stormy Weather formed in Gary-Hammond, Indiana, USA, in 1969, and were masterminded by booking agent Henry Farag (lead and bass), who had previously formed several groups before he discovered the right vocal blend. That was provided by the similarly versatile Nick GÇÿCowboyGÇÖ Paulitza (lead, second tenor and bass), James GÇÿHamboneGÇÖ Ham (lead and first tenor) and Dave GÇÿIcemanGÇÖ Mitchell (lead and bass), the latter pair already active in an unsigned vocal group in the area. The line-up was completed with the addition of Jimmy GÇÿCGÇÖ Calinski, lead vocalist with the Bonnevilles (from East Indiana, Chicago). Taking their name from an old SpanielsGÇÖ song, they entered the studio in the spring of 1975 to put together their debut album. No Band was recorded a cappella, but still made a strong impression on local rock and pop radio and sold respectably well. Stormy Weather played with Chubby Checker, Frankie Valli, Smokey Robinson and others. Their own singles over the years, though none charted, included such sides as GÇÿMiddle Class Educated BluesGÇÖ, GÇÿChristmastime Is ComingGÇÖ and GÇÿMonsters Of The MidwayGÇÖ.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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