The Marcels

The Marcels

The Marcels

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Top Songs

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Blue Moon
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Heartaches
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Goodbye To Love (45 Version)
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Over the Rainbow
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One Last Kiss

Albums

  • All the Best

    Jul 2018 • 20 songs

  • Blue Moon

    Mar 2017 • 1 song

  • Blue Moon / Goodbye To Love [Digital 45]

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The Marcels

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This Pittsburgh ensemble deserved a much better fate than being known primarily for a novelty-tinged cover of "Blue Moon." Baritone vocalist Richard F. Knauss teamed with Fred Johnson, Gene J. Bricker, Ron Mundy, and lead vocalist Cornelius Harp to form an integrated ensemble. They named themselves after Harp's hairstyle, the marcel. The group did a string of covers as demo tapes that were sent to Colpix. The label's A&R director had them cut several oldies at RCA's New York studios in 1961, one of them being "Blue Moon." They used the bass intro arrangement from the Cadillacs...
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