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Masqueraders Discography

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45's

As The Stairs:

Brown Eyed Handsome Man / ? - South-town ? * c 1958/9

Cave Man Love / ? - South-town ? * c 1958/9

Flossy Mae / ?  - South-town ? * c 1958/9


As the Masqueraders:

Man's temptation / Dancing doll - MK ? * ?

This was the first 45 by the Masqueraders - these partial details were supplied by Greg Tormo, who talked to the group member Harold Thomas.

That's the same thing / Talk about a woman - Soultown 201 * 1965?

Soultown 201 shown as the Masquaders - thanks to Greg Tormo for confirming it's actually the Masqueraders. It was recorded in Dallas prior to the group's trip to Detroit to record for La Beat.

The family (part 1) / The family (part 2) - La Beat 6605, Tower 281  * 1966

I'm gonna make it / How (can I go on?) - La Beat 6606  * 1966

Be happy for me / 'Together that's the only way - La Beat 6701 * 1967

On some copies of La Beat 6701 the B side reads "Be happy for me - me (Instrumental by the L.P.T.'s)"; in both cases itís the same recording on the B side.

(Work) together that's the only way / One more chance - La Beat 6702 * 1967

I got the power / (Work) together that's the only way - La Beat 6704 * 1967

I don't want nobody to lead me on / Let's face the facts  - Wand 1168 * 1967

This heart is haunted / On the other side (as Lee Jones and The Sound of Soul) - Amy 11008 * 1968

Sweet loving woman / Do you love me baby  - Wand 1172 * 1968

I ain't got to love nobody else / I got it - Bell 733 * 1968

How big is big / Please take me back - Bell 847 * 1968

Steamroller / Brotherhood - Bell 932 * 1968

I'm just an average guy / I ain't gonna stop - Bell AGP 108 * 1968

The grass was green / Say it - AGP 114 * 1968

Love peace and understanding / Tell me you love me - AGP 122 * 1969

Let me show the world I love you / Masquerader's theme - Stairway 71A * 1971

The truth is free / The truth is free (part 2) - Stairway 72B * 1972

Let me show the world I love you / The truth is here - Stairway 72A * 1972

Stairway was the Masqueraders' own label. Thanks again to Greg Tormo for two additions here.

Let the love bells ring / Now that I've found you - Hi 2251 * 1973

Wake up fool / Now that I've found you - Hi 2264 * 1973

Baby it's you / Listen - H.B.S./ABC 12141 * 1975

H.B.S is Hot Buttered Soul - Isaac Hayes's label.

Please don't try / Your love is a sweet blessing - H.B.S./ABC 12190 * 1975

Sweet sweetning / (Call me) the travelling man - H.B.S./ABC 12157 * 1975

Desire / Into your soul - Bang 4806 * 1980

Starry love / ? * Bang 4812 * 1980?

Last 45 added by Johan Sandell

Acknowledgements: Derek Pearson, Trevor Swaine, Graham Anthony, Graham Coates, Roger Nichols, and finally the Soul of the Net's friend Nicci Talbot for entering this complicated discography onto computer foramt.



 
LP's

Everybody Wanna to Live On - HBS (dist. ABC) 921 * 1975

Baby it's you / Everybody wanna live on / Listen / Please don't try / Sweet sweetning / (My love for you) is honest and true / Your love is a sweet blessing / (Call me) the travelling man

Love Anonymous - HBS (dist. ABC) 962 * 1976

Modern day woman / Love between a man and a woman / Can't nobody love me like you do / Love anonymous / The Bicentennial / Be for real / It's a terrible thing to waste your love / Runaway slave

The Masqueraders - Bang 36321 * 1980

Desire / Into your soul / For the sake of pride / It's so nice / I'll be your shoulder to cry on / Rock jam / Starry love / Ups and downs / I love you, I want you, I need you


Unissued recordings:

Good hearted people * 1978/9

Oh my love * 1978/9

Paradise * 1978/9

Oughta mean something * 1978/9

Don't you ever take your love away * 1978/9

Saving my love * 1978/9

Love of my life * 1978/9
 
 


Line-up

(as reported by Harold Thomas to Greg Tormo:) The Stairs - Robert Wrightsil and Charlie Moore (plus 3 others)

The Masqueraders - Lee Jones (lead), Harold Thomas (1st tenor), Robert Wrightsil (2nd tenor), Charlie Moore (baritone), David Sanders (baritone, bass). Sam Hutchins replaced Charlie Moore in the group when Charlie left just prior to signing with Isaac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul label.



 

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