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One of many groups who started their careers harmonizing in the Crown Heights district of Brooklyn, New York, USA, this ill-fated doo-wop/R&B concern was initiated by Billy Dawn Smith (lead), his brother Tommy Smith (baritone), plus Donnie Myles (tenor) and Sonny Benton (bass). Future producer Al Browne also added piano and occasional baritone. ‘This Is The Real Thing Now' was their debut release for the small Decatur Records label in 1952. It failed to sell, and as a result the... Read more

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