were an American R&B
band from the late 1940s to mid-1950s.
Members were Ray "Buddy" Wooten, Bobby Williams, Monteith "Monte" Owens, Alvin "Bobby" Baylor and Jimmy Bethea. Composed of teenagers, the group's music was nonetheless focused on an adult market. The group is considered to be notable among R&B for being one of the first prominent youth bands. After the band broke up in 1953, Baylor, Owens and Williams went to join another band, The Solitaires.
The group released four records, two on the Red Robin
label, and two on Prestige Records
- How Could You / Where Are You (Now That I Need You), Red Robin (105), released 1951. This reached the R&B top ten in 1952, and, according to Joel Whitburn, original copies have the highest cash value ($2000) of any record ever making the R&B chart.
- I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night, Red Robin (104), released 1952
- Call on Me, Prestige Records (799), recorded in 1952, released 1952
- I'm Lost, Prestige Records (852), recorded in 1952, released 1953