Groupe Doo Wop US originaire de New York, les Hearbeats comprenait : James "Shep" Sheppard, Albert 'Walter' Crump, Robby Tatumaka "Robby Brown", Vernon Seavers et Wally Roker. Sheppard montera un autre groupe Shep & The Limelites. Il a été battu ŕ mort lors d'une agression en 1970. Les Heartbeats ont enregistré chez Network, Hull, Rama, Roulette, Gee et Guyden Records.

Lead singer James "Shep" Sheppard co-wrote a series of velvety doo wop ballads for the Heartbeats during the mid-'50s; one entry, "A Thousand Miles Away," was a huge R&B seller in 1956. The Queens, New York quintet began its string of street-corner classics with "Crazy for You" and "Darling How Long," culminating with "A Thousand Miles Away." the Heartbeats recorded for Hull, Rama, Roulette, Gee, and Guyden before packing it in. In 1961 the lead singer formed a new trio, Shep & The Limelites, and scored on the charts with a heartwarming sequel to his first hit, "Daddy's Home," for Hull. "Our Anniversary" also sold well for Shep & The Limelites the next year, but the trio broke up soon thereafter. Sheppard was found dead in his auto on the Long Island Expressway in 1970.

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Talents: James "Shep" Sheppard : Lead - Albert 'Walter' Crump : Tenor - Robby Tatumaka "Robby Brown" : Tenor - Vernon Seavers : Baritone - Wally Roker : Bass

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

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TORMENTED (1955)

CRAZY FOR YOU (1956)

RockIN-n-Rollin-n-Rhythm-n-Blues-n (1956)

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY (1956)

HANDS OFF MY BABY (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1955 78 t. Network N-1200 (US) Russell Jacquet & His Orch. - The Heart Beats Quintet - Tormented / After Everybody's Gone
1955 SP Network N-71200 (US)

Russell Jacquet & His Orch. - The Heart Beats Quintet - Tormented / After Everybody's Gone

1956 78 t. HULL H-711 Crazy For You / Rockin-N-Rollin-N-Rhythm-N-Blues-N
1956 SP HULL 45-711 (US)

Crazy For You / Rockin-N-Rollin-N-Rhythm-N-Blues-N

1956 78 t. HULL H-713 Darling How Long / Hurry Home Baby
1956 SP HULL 45-713 (US)

Darling How Long / Hurry Home Baby

1956 SP GEE G-1062 (US) Darling How Long / Hurry Home Baby
1956 78 t. HULL H-716 People Are Talking / Your Way
1956 SP HULL 45-716 (US) People Are Talking / Your Way
1956 SP GEE G-1061 (US) People Are Talking / Your Way
1956 78 t. HULL H-720 A Thousand Miles Away  / Oh Baby Don't
1956 SP HULL 45-720 (US) A Thousand Miles Away  / Oh Baby Don't
10/1956 78 t. & SP RAMA RR-216 (US) A Thousand Miles Away / Oh Baby Don't
1957 78 t. & SP RAMA RR-222 (US) I Won't Be The Fool Anymore /Wedding Bells
1957 78 t. & SP RAMA RR-231 (US) Everybody's Somebody's Fool / I Want To Know
1957 SP GEE G-1043 (US)

When I Found You / Hands Off My Baby

1958 SP GEE G-1047 (US) 500 Miles To Go / After New Years's Eve
02/1958 SP ROULETTE 4054 (US) Down On My Knees / I Found A Job
07/1958 SP ROULETTE 4091 (US) One Day Next Year / Sometimes I Wonder
02/1959 SP GUYDEN 2011 (US) One Million Years / Darling I Wan't To Get Married
09/1959 SP ROULETTE 4194 (US) Crazy For You / Down On My Knees
1972 SP Candlelite 1135 (US) Tormented / After Everybody's Gone








Unissued Tracks

1956 HULL unissued

Be Mine, Be Mine

1956 HULL unissued

Hydromatic Drive

1956 RAMA unissued

Stars In The Sky

1956 RAMA unissued

Tell Me

1957 GEE unissued

Lovin' Sickness

1957 GEE unissued

Be Mine

Albums

1960 LP 12" ROULETTE R 25107 (US) A THOUSAND MILES AWAY - A Thousand Miles Away / Crazy For You / Your Way / Down On My Knees / After New Years Eve / People Are Talking / Darling How Long / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / One Day Next Year
1969 LP 12" EMUS ES-12033 (US) A THOUSAND MILES AWAY - A Thousand Miles Away / Crazy For You / Your Way / Down On My Knees / After New Years Eve / People Are Talking / Darling How Long / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / One Day Next Year
04/1990 CD RHINO R21S-70952 (US) THE BEST OF THE HEARTBEATS - A Thousand Miles Away / Crazy For You / Darling How Long / Your Way / People Are Talking / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / I Want To Know / After New Year's Eve / Daddy's Home / 500 Miles To Go / Down On My Knees / I Found A Job / One Day Next Year / Lonely Lover / Sometimes I Wonder / Three Steps From The Altar / What Did Daddy Do / Ready For Your Love / Our Anniversary
02/1992 3 CD COLLECTABLES 8805 (US) FOR COLLECTORS ONLY - THE HEARBEATS / SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS :
CD 1 : A Thousand Miles Away / People Are Talking / Down On My Knees / It's Allright With Me / I Want To Know / Hands Off My Baby / Your Way / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Darling How Long / Lovin' Sickness / When I Found YOu / Sometimes I Wonder / I Found A Job / Rockin' & Rollin' Rhythm & Bluesin' / After New Years Eve / One Day Next Year / Oh Baby Don't / 500 Miles To Go / Lonely Lover / Hurry Home Baby
CD 2 : Stars In The Sky (unreleased) / Crazy For You / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / Have Rock Will Roll / People Are Talking (fast version) / Be Mine, Be Mine (unreleased) / Wedding Bells / Tell Me (unreleased) / Hydromatic Drive (unreleased) / Two Loving Hearts (Shane SHEPPARD)
CD 3 : Daddy's Home (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / One Week From Today (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Three Steps From The Alter (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Our Anniversary (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Why, Why Won't Yo Believe Me (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / What Did Daddy Do? (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Remember Baby (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Gee Baby, What About You (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / This I Know (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Ready For Your Love (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS)
10/1994 CD CASTLE NEMCD 643 (GER) THE BEST OF THE HEARTBEATS - Thousand Miles Away / Darling How Long / People Are Talking / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / After New Year's Eve / 500 Miles To Go / I Found A Job / Lonely Lover / Three Steps From The Alter / Ready For Your Love / Crazy For You / Your Way / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / I Want To Know / Daddy's Home / Down On My Knees / One Day Next Year / Sometimes I Wonder / What Did Daddy Do / Our Anniversary
06/1996 CD REMEMBER 75044 (US) DADDY'S HOME - A Thousand Miles Away / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / I Found A Job / People Are Talking / Allright, Okay, You Win / Down On My Knees / Oh Baby Don't / I Want To Know / Sometimes I Wonder / Crazy For You / Five Hundred Miles To Go / Darling How Long / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / One Day Next Year / Daddy's Home (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Ready For Your Love (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Three Steps From The Altar (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Our Anniversary (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / What Did Daddy Do? (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS) / Stick By Me (And I'll Stick by You) (SHEP & The LIMELIGHTS)
07/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 9911 (US) A Thousand Miles Away - A Thousand Miles Away / Crazy For You / Your Way / Down On My Knees / After New Years Eve / People Are Talking / Darling How Long / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / One Day Next Year
2009 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-1346 (US) A Thousand Miles Away - A Thousand Miles Away / People Are Talking / Down On My Knees / It's Alright With Me / I Want To Know / Hands Off My Baby / Your Way / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Darling How Long / When I Found You / Sometimes I Wonder / After New Year's Eve / One Day Next Year / 500 Miles To Go / Lonely Lover / Stars In The Sky / Crazy For You / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / Be Mine, Be Mine / Wedding Bells
07/2012 2 CD Jasmine JASCD 208 (UK) Daddy's Home - The Great Recordings Of The Heartbeats :
CD 1 : Tormented / After Everybody’s Gone / Crazy For You / Rockin’ ‘n’ Rollin’ ‘n’ Rhythm ‘n’ Blues / Hurry Home Baby / Darling How Long / Your Way / People Are Talking / A Thousand Miles Away / Oh Baby Don't / I Won't Be The Fool Anymore / Wedding Bells / Everybody's Somebody's Fool / I Want To Know / Hands Off My Baby / When I Found You / 500 Miles To Go / After New Years Eve / I Found A Job / Down On My Knees
CD 2 : Sometimes I Wonder / One Day Next Year / One Million Years / Darling I Want To Get Married / Lonely Lover / It's All Right (With Me) / Have Rock Will Roll / Too Young To Wed (The Heartbeats feat: Shane Sheppard) / Two Loving Hearts (The Heartbeats feat: Shane Sheppard) / I'm So Lonely (What Can I Do) (The Heartbeats feat: Shane Sheppard) / One Week From Today (The Heartbeats feat: Shane Sheppard) / Daddy's Home / This I Know / Ready For Your Love / You'll Be Sorry / Three Steps From The Altar / Oh What A Feeling

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