The Innocents -- James West (lead), Al Candelaria (bass), and Darron Stankey (tenor/guitarist) -- were a smooth harmonizing West Coast pop group from San Fernando Valley California whose most successful record was accompanying Kathy Young as Kathy Young & the Innocents on "A Thousand Stars" (1960, Indigo Records, number three pop/number six R&B). Kathy Young was the ripe old age of 15 at the time. The trio were friends and members of a local car club name "The Innocents." The artists met at Wink Martindale's local television dance show, where the Innocents were lip-syncing their current single; Indigo producer Jim Lee suggested they record together after talking to Young and her mom at the taping. The Rivileers, a Black New York doo wop group, had recorded the original "A Thousand Stars" six years earlier. That fact caused many to ...
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The Complete Indigo Recordings 1992 The Complete Indigo Recordings
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