Groupe Doo Wop US originaire de Detroit (Michigan). Les Four Imperials étaient composés de Lyn Best, Frank Amodeo, Bob Manzagol et Jim Hartrick. Ils ont enregistré aussi sous le nom des Pharaohs.
Four guys from Higland Park in
Detroit started harmonizing on the street corners in the mid 50's they were Lyn
Best, Frank Amodeo, Bob Manzagol and Laroy Casey they called themselves The
Pharaohs and recorded for Fascination Records in 1957 : Walking Sad / Come On
In 1958 Leroy left the group and the rest adde Jim Hartrick and changed their name to The Four Imperials and recorded in the Detroit label Lorelei_Lazy Bonnie / Let's Make A Scene. This record became popular and the group make many personal appearances.
The group soon snapped up by Fox Records manager George Braxton and they recorded_My Girl / Teenage Fool and Valley Of Tears / Time Out. For George labels Chant and Dial Records and backed Pee Wee Crayton for Fox on_Give Me One More Chance.
The last recording of the group were for Twirl Records in 1959_Seven lonely Nights / Santa's Got A Coupe DeVille.when the boys seemed to go in different direction Lynn recorded with The Seminoles for Golden World Records but these sides never released and Frank joined up with Byron Taylor and recorded as The Two-Tones.
Talents : Lyn Best : Lead - Frank Amodeo : Bass - Bob Manzagol : Baritone - Jim Hartrick : Tenor
Style musical : Doo Wop
LAZY BONNIE (1958) (Four Imperials)
MY GIRL (1958) (Four Imperials)
SANTA'S GOT A COUPE DE VILLE (1959) (Four Imperials)
Years in activity :
|1957||SP FASCINATION F-001 (US)||PHARAOHS - Walking Sad / Come On Baby|
|1957||SP SKYLOR 101 (US)||PHARAOHS - Walking Sad / Come On Baby|
|1958||SP LORELEI 4444 (US)||FOUR IMPERIALS - Lazy Bonnie / Let's Make A Scene|
|1958||SP DOT 15737 (US)||FOUR IMPERIALS - Lazy Bonnie / Let's Make A Scene|
|1958||SP FOX 102 (US)||FOUR IMPERIALS - Look Up & Live / Give Me One More Chance|
|1958||SP CHANT 10067 (US)||FOUR IMPERIALS - My Girl / Teen Age Fool|
|1959||SP DIAL 101 (US)||FOUR IMPERIALS - Valley Of Tears / Time Out|
|1959||SP TWIRL 45-2005 (US)||FOUR IMPERIALS - Santa's Got A Coupe De Ville / Seven Lonely Days|
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