The Spaniels

The Spaniels

The Spaniels


Latest Release

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  • The Boys from Gary
  • February 2024
  • 8 Songs

Top Songs

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Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite [Remastered]
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Here Is Why I Love You
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Stormy Weather
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You Gave Me Peace Of Mind
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Let's Make Up


  • Essential R&B Masters

    Mar 2012 • 30 songs

  • Zing

    Jan 2011 • 11 songs

  • Recorded live

    Feb 2009 • 9 songs

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The Spaniels


The Spaniels are best known for their massive 1954 hit, "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight" (number five R&B). They were the first successful Midwestern R&B group, coming from Gary, Indiana by way of Chicago. Lead vocalist James "Pookie" Hudson was a graceful lead singer who influenced many who came after him, most notably Aaron Neville. They were also one of the first (if not the first) R&B groups to perform with the lead singer on one microphone and the rest of the group sharing another, and initiated a trend toward using tap dance routines in live shows. Their often a cappel...
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