Tuesday, June 2, 2015
THE ADMIRAL TONES (Felsted records)
In 1956 Mr. Harold Kern (see in this blog, the Royal Lancers) formed in Philadelphia The Admiral Tones. In late 1958 he co-wrote an instrumeltal song_Rocksville, PA. and signed with Future records to record the song.
The Admiral Tones featuring Johnny Johns (far right) and Harold Kern (Third from left).
For the B side Kern asked to Johnny Johns a teenage singer from Lititz, Pennsylvania to sing in the band, they compose a song and shortly thereafter, they went to record _Rocksville, PA / Hey, Hey, Pretty Baby. released in the Future label and re-released in 1959 on the Felsted label.
Below brief bio of the group...
Sides present in The Complete Book Of Doo Wop (although, this recording does not have a doo wop sound).
Thanks to; http://lititzrecord.com/news/heres-johnny/