The Mellow Moods of Jazz

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An R&B vocal group from Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. The Mellowmoods began at the dawn of the doo-wop era, and made a brief impression on the recording scene with their deep street-corner sound.…
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An R&B vocal group from Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. The Mellowmoods began at the dawn of the doo-wop era, and made a brief impression on the recording scene with their deep street-corner sound. The members were Ray ‘Buddy’ Wooten, Bobby Williams, Monteith ‘Monte’ Owens, Alvin ‘Bobby’ Baylor, and Jimmy Bethea. Their one hit was ‘Where Are You? (Now That I Need You)’ (number 7 R&B) for Bobby Robinson’s Robin label in 1951. They failed on their subsequent releases, ‘I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night’ for Red Robin in 1952, and two more releases on Prestige. The group broke up after their last record in 1953, and Owens and Williams became members of the newly formed Solitaires.