The Quailtones

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The Quailtones represent the first time Freddie Gorman and William "Sonny" Sanders appeared on a record. Accompanying Sax Kari, the Quailtones recorded "Tears of Love" b/w "Roxanne" on Josie Records in…
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The Quailtones represent the first time Freddie Gorman and William "Sonny" Sanders appeared on a record. Accompanying Sax Kari, the Quailtones recorded "Tears of Love" b/w "Roxanne" on Josie Records in 1955, credited as Sax Kari & the Quailtones. They weren't under contract with Josie, and the session was just an impromptu occurrence; Gorman, Sanders, and other unknown members (Eddie Holland sang with them for about five months) were high school teens who jumped at an opportunity. The group evolved into the Fidalatones: Gorman, Sanders, Brian Holland, and an unknown man named Bosco. Sanders later sang with the Five Stars and the Satintones; Gorman sang with the Satintones, soloed, wrote hit songs, and enjoyed a run with the Originals; Eddie Holland, a solo act and lyricist, teamed with brother Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier to form the Hall of Fame songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland; and Sanders moved to Chicago and became a top musical arranger. Sax Kari's career is ongoing, long, and steady, with surprisingly few highs; he is a musician for life.