Sunday, May 4, 2014

THE TEMPTATIONS (Savoy Records)


1956 in Bayonne, N:J: Bob,Butch and John Moore along with Billy “Lee” Lubek and Kenny Fackler started the vocal group/band, The Temptations, their name was choose by the Moore brother’s mother when they practicing in his house (they have the first Temptation’s name in the rock & roll era).

Singing in local clubs where receive the attention of Herman Libinsky of Savoy Records who signed the group and in february of 1958 released their sides_Mister Juke Box/Mad At Love. Both with Bob on Lead followed in september of the same year by_I Love You,This I Know/Don’t You Know.(also with Bob on lead), But these white doo wop rock & roll sides were inappropiate for the audience of a gospel and R&B label and the company soon dead the promotion of the disc.


To Listen or Download_Mr. Juke Box, please visit;http://www.box.net/shared/yyc840o2bo

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Joe Niagara, philly DJ. Play_Mr. Juke Box. And the group have during 1959 a grand demand for life perfomances in the New Jersey-Philadelphia area.


Back row (L to r); Jon,Butch,Kenny and Bob.
Drums; Billy.

Savoy records traspassing the group and the masters of two unreleased sides_Temptation/Pony Tail. to Parkway Records who in March 1959 released the Savoy’s side_Temptation. with a new side tribute a Buddy Holly_Birds’ N Bees. Without any success.

LISTEN...



The group continue in the music bussines until the end of 1961 when they broke up. In 1962 Billy recorded with The Fun-Actis (see in this blog) and the Moore's brothers recorded as The Temptations,Bobby Moore & The Temptations or Bobby & The Temps (see in this blog) for ABC or Daisy Records.

In 1981 the Moore brothers with Joe Sandorio and Budd Leaderman singing again as The Temptations.


3 comments:

wjnagy1 said...

Sadly, Butch Moore passed away March 1, 2015. The surviving members of The Temptations are Bob Moore and Billy 'Lee' Lubek.

wjnagy1 said...

Cody Brennan & The Temptations (Bayonne NJ) are the same group on Swan records. Billy 'Lee' Lubek had left the group and was replaced by Roy Buchanon for a short time. The original members, Bob, John, and Ted (Butch) Moore plus Kenny Fakler remained.

wjnagy1 said...

Bob Moore died August 12, 2016 following a valiant battle with cancer.