Thursday, December 20, 2012

THE KAPERS (Checkmate Records)

The Capers (later KAPERS after another prior band called The Capers appeared) from London,Ontario in Canada consisted of  L-r: Garth Hudson, Gerry Risser, Bob Liley, Paul "London" Hutchins in front (Vocal singer) and Phil Murphy .
From 1956 to 1963 the band have another members as Clay Highley, Ronnie Fray,or Tony Carminity.

They were present in The Complete Book Of Doo Wop as PAUL LONDON & THE KAPERS and in the Kreiter's guide only as THE KAPERS with their sides_Never Like This(The Big Bad Twist)/Sugar Baby. recorded in 1962 in the Detroit based label Checkmate Records.

But these two sides have a poor doo wop sound.


Additional note...

In 1963 Ronnie Fray,Tommy Dean,Jerry Peen And Clay Highley back to the Caper's name and in 1965 recorded two singles and an album for Wam Records.

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