SILHOUETTES * THE RAYS * CAMEO 117 * USA
Although Silhouettes is a slightly cheasey Pop song it is put over with a touch of class from The Rays, a Brooklyn based group who's pedigree goes back to two top vocal R&B groups from the mid 1950s: The Four Fellows and The Four Toppers. Davy Jones, Hal Miller, Walter Ford and Harry James, collectively known as The Rays first recorded for Chess with Tippity Top in 1955, two years later Chess released another single How Long Must I Wait which was also released on the Chess subsidiary label Argo the same year. The groups third release My Steady Girl was for XYZ also in 1957, the label then released the original issue of Silhouettes XYZ 100, which took off the first time it was played on air, so quick was the response that Cameo took over distribution from XYZ who was unable to cope with the demand. The single went on to reach number three in both the Pop and R&B charts, it may have gone higher had not the Diamonds rushed out a cover version.
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