TONITE, TONITE * MELLO-KINGS * HERALD 502 * USA
The Mello-Kings, an all white group sounding very black, were from New York, and cut the above for Herald as The Mellotones, but after hitting the charts, their name clashed with the Mello-Tones who also had a record Rosie-Lee on the charts, for Gee records. Al Silver head of Herald quickly changed the groups name to the Mello-Kings and reissued the record, unfortunately for him, and them, the record faired no better only reaching number seventy seven, yet the disc was to go on constantly selling achieving sales of over two and a half million. The song was written by staff writer at Herald Billy Myles and is seen here in a late pressing, even with the adapted group name it was originally issued on the all yellow imprint with the diagonal trumpet and banner.
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