Groupe US de Doo Wop originaire de New Haven (Connecticut). Les "Five Satins" ont été formé au mileu des années cinquante par Fred Parris tout d'abord sous le nom de "The Scarlets". Le groupe comprenait Fred Parris, Lou Peebles, Stanly Dortche, Eddie Martin et Jim Freeman. Leur premier disque est sorti sur le label local Standord Records, puis ils sont passés chez Ember, First, Club, Chancellor, Warner Bros., Roulette et Mama Sadie Records. Ils se sont nommés aussi "The Wildwoods", "The New Yorkers" et "Black Satin".

The Five Satins are best known for the doo wop classic "In the Still of the Night," a song that was popular enough to make the group one of the most famous doo wop outfits, although they never had another hit of the same magnitude.
The origins of The Five Satins lie in the Scarlets, a New Haven, CT, doo wop group led by Fred Parris. the Scarlets formed in 1953, while Parris was still in high school. The group had a local hit with "Dear One" the following year. In 1954, Parris formed The Five Satins with Vocalsists Al Denby, Ed Martin, and Jim Freeman. Within the next year, Parris had the group record "In the Still of the Night," a song he had recently written in the basement of a local church. The first single the group released was "In the Still of the Night." The single was released on Standard Records in the spring of 1956. By the end of the year, it had been leased to Ember and became a huge hit, peaking at number three on the R&B charts and number 25 on the pop charts.
By the time "In the Still of the Night" scaled the charts, Parris had been drafted into the army. He was stationed in Japan when the song became a hit, and he was still stationed in Japan when the group recorded the follow-up single, "To the Aisle." For that single, Bill Baker handled the lead Vocalss. "To the Aisle" became a Top Ten R&B hit in the summer of 1957. Parris returned from the army in 1958. Upon his return, he reorganized the group, adding Richie Freeman, Sylvester Hopkins, West Forbes, and Lou Peeples. This incarnation of the group had a minor hit in the fall of 1959 with "Shadows."
In 1960, "In Still of the Night" re-entered the pop charts thanks to its exposure on Art Laboe's first Oldies but Goodies compilation. The repeated success of the single sparked another minor hit for the band in 1960, a cover of the standard "I'll Be Seeing You." During the remainder of the '60s and early '70s, Parris led various incarnations of The Five Satins through oldies revues in America and Europe; they also recorded occasionally during this time.
In 1974, the group signed a contract with Kirsner Records and released a single, "Two Different Worlds." Two years later, they briefly changed their name to Black Satin and released a single called "Everybody Stand Up and Clap Your Hands (For the Entertainer)," which became a Top 50 R&B hit.
Shortly afterward, the group reverted to The Five Satins name. In 1982, The Five Satins had their last hit with a doo wop medley entitled "Memories of Days Gone By." The single, which was released on Elektra Records, peaked at number 71 on the pop charts. Since the '80s, Fred Parris has led various lineups of The Five Satins and the group performs regularly at oldies shows in America and Europe.

Talents :
SCARLETS : Fred Parris : Lead - Sylvester Hopkins : Tenor - Nathaniel Mosely : Tenor - Albert Denby : Baritone - William L. Powers : Bass
  FIVE SATINS : Fred Parris : Lead - Lou Peebles : Tenor - Stanly Dortche : Tenor - Eddie Martin : Baritone - Jim Freeman : Bass
  NEW YORKERS : Fred Parris : Lead - Wes Forbes : Tenor - Richard Freeman : Second Tenor - Louis Peebles : Baritone - Silvester Hopkins : Bass
  WILDWOODS : Fred Parris : Lead - Wes Forbes : Ténor - Richard Freeman : Second Tenor - Louis Peebles : Baritone - Silvester Hopkins : Bass
  BLACK SATIN : Fredericke Lee Parris : Lead - Richard G. Freeman : Tenor - James H. Curtis - Nathaniel Marshall

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

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CRY BABY (1955) (Scarlets)

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (1956) (Five Satins)

TO THE AISLE (1957) (Bill Baker & The Five Satins)

A MILLION TO ONE (1957) (Five Satins)

A LITTLE BIT (1961) (New Yorkers)

When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (1961) (Wildwoods)

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (1967) (Fred Parris & The Restless Hearts)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

05/1954 78 t. RED ROBIN 128 (US) . SCARLETS - Dear One / I’ve Lost
05/1954 SP RED ROBIN 128-X45 (US) . SCARLETS - Dear One / I’ve Lost
02/1955 78 t. RED ROBIN 133 (US) . SCARLETS - Love Doll / Darling I’m Yours
02/1955 SP RED ROBIN 133-X45 (US) . SCARLETS - Love Doll / Darling I’m Yours
1955 78 t. RED ROBIN 135 (US) . SCARLETS - True Love / Cry Baby
1955 SP RED ROBIN 135-X45 (US) . SCARLETS - True Love / Cry Baby
09/1955 78 t. RED ROBIN 138 (US) . SCARLETS - Kiss Me / Indian Fever
09/1955 SP RED ROBIN 138-X45 (US) . SCARLETS - Kiss Me / Indian Fever
02/1956 SP STANDORD XEP-100 (US) . All Mine / Rose Mary
03/1956 SP STANDORD XEP-200 (US) . In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl
06/1956 SP EMBER E-1005 (US) . In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl
10/1956 SP EMBER E-1008 (US) . Wonderful Girl / Weeping Willow
03/1957 SP EMBER E-1014 (US) .

Oh Happy Day / Our Love Is Forever

06/1957 SP EMBER E-1019 (US) . Bill BAKER & The FIVE SATINS - To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby
09/1957 SP EMBER E-1025 (US) . Our Anniversary / Pretty Baby 
1957 EP EMBER EEP-100 (US) The Five Satins Sing - In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl / Wonderful Girl / Pretty Baby
1957 EP EMBER EEP-101-45 (US) The Five Satins Sing - VOL. 2 - To The Aisle / Sugar / Our Love Is Forever / Weeping Willow
02/1958 SP EMBER E-1028 (US) .

A Million To One / Love With No Love In Return

07/1958 SP EMBER E-1038 (US) .

A Night To Remember / Senorita Lolita

1958 SP KLIK 7905 (US) . Fred PARRIS & The SCARLETS - The Voice / She’s Gone (With The Wind)
06/1959 SP FIRST 104 (US) .

When Our Love Comes Along / Skippity Do

10/1959 SP EMBER E-1056 (US) . Shadows / Toni My Love
03/1960 SP EMBER E-1061 (US) .

I’ll Be Seeing You / A Night Like This

06/1960 SP CUB 9071 (US) . Your Memory / I Don’t Know
08/1960 SP EMBER E-1066 (US) . Candlelight / The Time
1960 SP CUB K9077 (US) .

These Foolish Things / A Beggar With A Dream

1960 SP FURY 1036 (US) . SCARLETS - Truly Yours / East Of The Sun
01/1961 SP EMBER E-1070 (US) . Wishing Ring / Tell Me Dear
03/1961 SP CUB 9090 (US) .

Golden Earring / Can I Come Over Tonight

04/1961 SP WALL 547 (US) . NEW YORKERS - Miss Fine / Dream A Little Dream
04/1961 SP WALL 548 (US) NEW YORKERS - Tears In My Eyes / A Little Bit
10/1961 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA 368 (US) .

On Lover’s Island / Till The End

1961 SP CAPRICE 101/2 (US) . WILDWOODS - When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Heart Of Mine
1961 SP MUSICTONE MX 1108 (US) . To The Aisle / Just To Be Near You
1961 EP MGM EPF 66 (F) Your Memory / I Didn't Know / These Foolish Things / A Begger With A Dream
05/1962 SP CHANCELLOR C 1110 (US) .

The Masquerade Is Over / Raining In My Heart

1962 SP CHANCELLOR C 1121 (US) . Downtown / Do You Remember
01/1963 SP TIME SQUARE 4 (US) . All Mine / Rose Mary
06/1963 SP WARNER BROS. 5367 (US) . Remember Me / Kangaroo
11/1963 SP TIME SQUARE 21 (US) .

Paradise On Earth / Monkey Business

1964 SP ROULETTE 4563 (US) .

You Can Count On Me / Ain’t Gonna Cry

1964 SP TIME SQUARE 94 (US) .

Paradise On Earth / + The PHAROTONES

03/1965 SP FLASH BACK FLB 1 (US) . In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember) / The Jones Girl
04/1965 SP CHECKER 1108 (US) .

Fred PARRIS and the RESTLESS HEARTS - Walk A Little Faster / No Use In Crying

1965 SP LANA 106 (US) .

In The Still Of The Night / The Jones Girl

09/1966 SP ATCO 6439 (US) .

Fred PARRIS & The RESTLESS HEARTS - Bring It Home To Daddy / Land Of Broken Hearts

1966 SP GREEN SEA 106 (US) .

Fred PARRIS & The RESTLESS HEARTS - Blushing Bride / Giving My Love To You

1966 SP GREEN SEA 107 (US) .

Fred PARRIS & The RESTLESS HEARTS - I’ll Be Hanging On / I Can Really Satisfy

1967 SP MAMA SADIE 1001 (US) .

Fred PARRIS & The RESTLESS HEARTS - In The Still Of The Night ‘67 / Heck No (instr.)

04/1971 SP RCA VICTOR 74-0478 (US) .

Summer In New York / Dark At The Top Of My Heart

1973 SP NIGHT TRAIN 901 (US) .

The Voice / All Mine

1973 SP Klik 1020 (US) . Story To You (a capella) (Rajahs) / I Love You So (Five Satins)
12/1973 SP KIRSHNER ZS7 4251 (US) .

Very Precious Oldies / You Are Love

05/1974 SP KIRSHNER ZS7 4252 (US) .

Two Different Worlds / Love Is Such A Beautiful Thing

01/1975 SP BUDDAH 477 (US) . BLACK SATIN - Everybody Stand And Clap Your Hands / Hey There Pretty Lad
1976 SP ROBIN HOOD 134 (US) . Teardrops Fell (SCARLETS) / Yes You're Mine (Vocalseers)
1977 SP JANUS JG-734 (US) . Bill BAKER & The FIVE SATINS - To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby
1978 SP GOLDISC G 3034 (US) . When You're Love Comes Along (FIVE SATINS) / I See A Star (ROULETTES)
197? SP TIME MACHINE 570 (US) . No One Knows (a cappella) / ?
197? SP TIME MACHINE 571 (US) .

The Masquerade Is Over (a cappella) / Lonely Hearts

1990 SP SIGNATURE 001 (US) .

Everybody’s Got A Home But Me / Heartache (Fred PARRIS)

???? SP Rock'n Mania RMGD-222 (US) . In The Still Of The Nite (FIVE SATINS) / Pretty Little Angel Eyes (Curtis LEE)






















Albums

01/1958 LP 12" EMBER ELP-100 (US) THE FIVE SATIN SINGS - I'll Remember (In The Still Of The Night) / Our Anniversary / Wish I Had My Baby / Wonderful Girl / Sugar / I'll Get Along / Again / To The Aisle / Pretty Baby / Our Love Is Forever / Oh Happy Day / Jones Girl / Weeping Willow / Moonlight And I
1961 LP 12" EMBER ELP-401 (US) THE FIVE SATIN ENCORE - I'll Be Seeing You / A Night To Remember / Candlelight / I Got Time / A Million To One / Senorita Lolita / The Time / Shadows / Toni My Love / Love With No Love In Return / I've Lost / You Must Be An Angel
1971 LP 12" CELEBRITY SHOWCASE 7671 (US) THE BEST OF THE FIVE SATINS - In The Still Of The Night / Our Anniversary / I'll Be Seeing You / O! Happy Day / When Your Love Comes Along / The Masquerade Is Over / To The Aisle / Wishing Ring / Wonderful Girl / Shadows / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / The Jones Girl
1976 LP 12" BUDDAH BDS 5654 (US) BLACK SATIN FEATURING FRED PARRIS - Tears, Tears, Tears / How I Wish We Could Do It Again / Let My Fingers Do The Walkin´ / We´re A Star / In The Still Of The Night / Everybody Stand & Clap Your Hands / Light The Matches / Get It Up / Hey There Pretty Lady / All Over Now
07/1982 LP 12" ELEKTRA E1 60152 (US) FRED PARRIS AND THE SATINS - I'll Be Seeing You / Breaking Up / Memories Of Days Gone By / Let Me Be The Last One / Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) / Loving You (Would Be The Sweetest Thing)
198? LP 12" EMBER 5008 (US) Greatest Hits - Volume ONE - In The Still Of The Nite / The Jones Girl / Oh Happy Day / Again / A Million To One / Senorita Lolita / Shadows / Paradise On Earth / When Your Love Comes Along / Wonderful Girl / Weeping Willow / Our Love Is Forever / Love With No Love In Return / A Nite To Remember / Toni My Love / The Time / Zippity Doo / All Mine
198? LP 12" EMBER 5013 (US) Greatest Hits - Volume 2 - Candlelight / Moonlight / Wish I Had My Baby / Our Anniversary / All Mine / Sugar / I've Got Time / A Nite Like This / To The Aisle / She's Gone With The Wind / The Voice / You Must Be An Angel / I'll Get Along / Pretty Baby / Tell Me Dear / The Voice (acappella) / Wishing Ring / I'll Be Seeing You
198? LP 12" RELIC 5024 (US) (What Might Have Been) Greatest Hits - Volume 3 - My Present Love / Wonder Why / No One Knows (acapella) / Silver Waters / I've Lost / Lovers Hill / Words Of My Heart (instr.) / In The Still Of The Night (out take) / Lonely Hearts / Annie's Back / The Masquerade Is Over (acapella) / No One Knows / The Time / Church Bells Played The Blues / The Jones Girl (out take) / In The Still Of The Night - All Mine
04/1994 CD RELIC CD 7001 (US) IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT FEATURING FRED PARRIS - In The Still Of The Nite / Wonderful Girl / When Your Love Comes Along / To The Aisle / A Million To One / A Nite To Remember / The Jones Girl / Shadows / Love With No Love In Return / The Time / Pretty Baby / Candlelight / When The Swallows Come Back / A Nite Like This / Skippity Doo / You Must Be An Angel / Toni My Love / I'll Be Seeing You
06/1994 CD COLLECTABLES 5017 (US) THE FIVE SATINS SING HEIR GREATEST HITS - In The Still Of The Night / Shadows / Wonderful Girl / You Can Count On Me / I'll Be Seeing You / Oh Happy Day / A Million To One / A Nite Like This / I Ain't Gonna Dance / To The Aisle / All Mine / Our Anniversary / Our Love Is Forever / A Nite To Remember / Candlelight / I Got Time / Land Of Broken Hearts / The Jones Girl / Pretty Baby / Weeping Willow / Wish I Had My Baby / Toni My Love / Love With No Love In Return / The Time
04/1995 CD RELIC CD 7056 (US) LOST TREASURES - Please Be Mine Tonight / The Voice / Our Anniversary / All Mine (acappella) / Our Love Is Forever / Wish I Had My Baby (alternate version) / Weeping Willow / Silver Waters / That's Love / She's Gone (With The Wind) / Rose Mary / I've Lost / Senorita Lolita / To The Aisle (alternate take) / Paradise On Earth (a cappella) / Oh Happy Day / Playmates / Church Bells Played The Blues / The Voice (acappella) / When Your Love Comes Along / Wish I Had My Baby / All Mine / I Got Time / The Jones Girl (alternate take) / In The Still Of The Nite (alternate take)
04/2000 CD ABM ABMMCD 1263 (US) THE FIVE SATINS - My Present Love / Wonder Why / No One Knows / Silver Waters / I've Lost / Lovers Hill / Words Of My Heart / In The Still Of The Night / Lonely Hearts / Annie's Back / The Masquerade Is Over / The Time / The Jones Girl / Church Bells Played Me The Blues
10/2002 CD COLLECTABLES 7508 (US) THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES COLLECTION VOL. 1 - In The Still Of The Night / Wonderful Girl / Oh Happy Day / Moonlight And I / All Mine / Weeping Willow / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Our Love Is Forever / The Jones Girl / Baby Face / Rose Mary / Please Be Mine Tonight / Skippity Doo / Again / When Your Love Comes Along / Sugar / A Night To Remember / Shadows / Wishing Ring / I've Lost / Candlelight / I'll Be Seeing You
10/2002 CD COLLECTABLES 7509 (US)
THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES COLLECTION VOL. 2 - To The Aisle / Our Anniversary / Wish I Had My Baby / Love With No Love In Return / Playmates / Candlelight / A Night Like This / Pretty Baby / The Time / That's Love / Tell Me Dear / You Mut Be An Angel / A Night To Remember (take 2) / I'll Get Along / Love With No Love In Return (take 5) / Senorita Lolita / Wish I Had My Baby / A Million To One / I Got Time / Pretty Baby / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (take 12) / Toni My Love / To The Aisle (take 5)
2002 CD CONCERT PRODUCTS ‎7373 (MEX) The Legends Of Doo-Wop - Volume Three - THE FIVE SATINS - THE SHARPS - Medley : Here We Are - Speedo - Gloria - This Magic Moment - Sixteen Candles - One, Two Three Tutti Frutti  - Long Tall Sally (FIVE SATINS) / To The Aisle (FIVE SATINS) / Dear One (FIVE SATINS) / The Jones Girl (FIVE SATINS) / In The Still Of The Night (FIVE SATINS) / I'll Be Seeing You (FIVE SATINS) / Medley : We Go Together - Over The Mountain - Sincerely - Earth Angel - Story Untold - Daddy's Home - Diamonds And Pearls - In The Still Of The Night (FIVE SATINS) / Paradise On Earth (acappella) (FIVE SATINS) / Stormy Weather (FIVE SATINS) / Over The Rainbow (SHARPS) / Trickle Trickle (SHARPS) / A Thousand Stars (SHARPS) / Danny Boy (SHARPS)
05/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 8036 (US) THE BEST OF THE FIVE SATINS - In The Still Of The Nite / Jones Girl / Wonderful Girl / Oh Happy Day / Our Anniversary / Million To One / Night To Rememeber / I'll Be Seeing You / Candlelight / Wishing Ring
09/2011 CD Blue Label 50972 (US) The Mello Kings Meet the Five Satins - Tonite Tonite (Mello Kings) / She's Real Cool (Mello Kings) / The Only Girl (Mello Kings) / Do Baby Do (Mello Kings) / Chapel On The Hill (Mello Kings) / Dear Mr. Jock (Mello Kings) / Kid Stuff (Mello Kings) / Thrill Me (Mello Kings) / Valerie (Mello Kings) / Love At First Sight (Mello Kings) / Running To You (Mello Kings) / Baby Tell Me (Mello Kings) / Til There Were None (Mello Kings) / Sassafras (Mello Kings) / Our Love Is Beautiful (Mello Kings) / I Promise (Mello Kings)/ Chip Chip (Mello Kings) / My Present Love (FIVE SATINS) / Wonder Why (FIVE SATINS) / No One Knows (FIVE SATINS) / Silver Waters (FIVE SATINS) / I've Lost (FIVE SATINS) / Lovers Hill (FIVE SATINS) / In The Still Of The Night (FIVE SATINS) / Lonely Hearts (FIVE SATINS) / Annie's Back (FIVE SATINS) / The Masquerade Is Over (FIVE SATINS) / The Time (FIVE SATINS) / The Jones Girl (FIVE SATINS) / Church Bells Played Me The Blues (FIVE SATINS)
04/2008 CD Acrobat 51592 (US) The Five Satins Sing - In The Still Of The Nite / Our Anniversary / Wish I Had My Baby / Wonderful Girl / Sugar / I'll Get Along / Again / To The Aisle / Pretty Baby / Our Love Is Forever / Weeping Willow / Moonlight And I
06/2008 3 CD Acrobat ACTRCD 9001 (US) Chronicles :
CD 1 : Dear One (SCARLETS) / I've Lost (SCARLETS) / Love Doll (SCARLETS) / Darling I'm Yours (SCARLETS) / Cry Baby / True Love / Indian Fever / Kiss Me / True Love / All Mine / Rose Mary / I'll Remember (In The Still Of The Night) / The Jones Girl / Weeping Willow / Wonderful Girl / Our Love Is Forever / Oh Happy Day / To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby / Our Anniversary / Pretty Baby / A Million To One / A Love With No Love In Return / A Night To Remember / Senorita Lolita
CD 2 : When Your Love Comes Along / Skippity Doo / Shadows / Toni My Love / I'll Be Seeing You / A Night Like This / Candlelight / The Time / Wishing Ring / Tell Me Dear / Sugar / I'll Get Along / Again / Moonlight And I / I've Lost / You Must Be An Angel / I Got Time / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Please Be Mine Tonight / The Voice
CD 3 : She's Gone With The Wind / Our Love Is Forever / Silver Waters / That's Love / To The Aisle / Candlelight / Playmates / Church Bells Played The Blues / The Voice / Our Anniversary / A Love With No Love In Return / The Jones Girl / In The Still Of The Night / Baby Face / A Night To Remember / Love With No Love In Return / Pretty Baby / When The Swallows Come Back From Capistrano / To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby
10/2008 CD Acrobat AM00112 (US) In the Still of the Night - I'll Remember (In The Still Of The Nite) / Our Anniversary / Wish I Had My Baby / Wonderful Girl / Sugar / I'll Get Along / Again / To The Aisle / Pretty Baby / Our Love Is Forever / Weeping Willow / Moonlight And I / The Jones Girl / Oh Happy Day / A Million To One / A Love With No Love In Return / A Night To Remember Ember / Senorita Lolita
08/2009 CD COLLECTABLES COLCD 1404 (US) The Five Satins Meet the Scarlets  - The Still Of The Night / To The Aisle / Wonderful Girl / Shadows / Our Anniversary / Dear One (SCARLETS) / I've Lost (SCARLETS) / Darling I'm Yours (SCARLETS) / Love Doll (SCARLETS) / True Love (SCARLETS)
08/2012 2 CD JASMINE JASCD 221 (UK) The Best of… The Five Satins - In the Still of the Night :
CD 1 : Dear One / I've Lost / Love Doll / Darling I'm Yours / Cry Baby / True Love / Indian Fever / Kiss Me / True Love / All Mine / Rose Mary / I'll Remember (In The Still Of The Night) / The Jones Girl / Weeping Willow / Wonderful Girl / Our Love Is Forever / Oh Happy Day / To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby / Our Anniversary / Pretty Baby / A Million To One / A Love With No Love In Return / A Night To Remember / Senorita Lolita
CD 2 : When Your Love Comes Along / Skippity Doo / Shadows / Toni My Love / I'll Be Seeing You / A Night Like This / Candlelight / The Time / Wishing Ring / Tell Me Dear / Sugar / I'll Get Along / Again / Moonlight And I / I've Lost / You Must Be An Angel / I Got Time / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / The Voice / She's Gone With The Wind

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