Chips, The

Also known as Chips
Members of Chips, The: Charles Johnson (3), Nathaniel Epps, Paul Fulton, Sam Strain

Discography of Chips, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rubber Biscuit 2 Audio Collectables
2 Rubber Biscuit / Oh, My Darlin' 2 Audio 1979-04-00 Pye International
3 Rubber Biscuit 2 Audio 1956-10-13 Josie Records
4 Rubber Biscuit 2 Audio 1956-10-13 Josie Records
5 Rubber Biscuit / Oh, My Darlin' 2 Audio Josie Records
6 Rubber Biscuit / Oh, My Darlin' 2 Audio 1973 Roulette Records


The Chips was a short-lived New York doo-wop band consisting of teenage friends:

Charles Johnson (lead vocal),

Nathaniel Epps (baritone),

Paul Fulton (bass),

Sammy Strain and Shedwick Lincoln (tenors).

The group's first recording was "Rubber Biscuit" which started life as Johnson's answer to the marching rhythms of the Warwick School For Delinquent Teenagers while he was an intern there.

When Josie Records heard the tune they signed the band and the record was issued in 1956. Although it did not chart, "Rubber Biscuit" became an instant east coast radio favourite, and saw its performers touring alongside The Dells, The Cadillacs and Bo Diddley, but the momentum gained by their debut single was waning and the group broke up at the end of 1957.


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