Robins, The

Also known as Bobby Nunn & The Robbins, Bobby Nunn & The Robins, Robbins, The, Robins
Members of Robins, The: Billy Richards, Bobby Nunn (2), Bobby Sheen, Grady Chapman, H.B. Barnum, Mickie Champion, Ty Terrell Leonard

Discography of Robins, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cherry Lips / Out Of The Picture 2 Audio 1956 Whippet
2 Smokey Joe's Cafe / Just Like A Fool 2 Audio 1955 ATCO Records
3 Smokey Joe's Cafe 2 Audio 1955 Spark (2)
4 It's Never Too Late 2 Audio 1958-12-00 Knight (2)
5 Sh-Boom / Smokey Joe's Cafe 2 Audio Atlantic
6 White Cliffs Of Dover / Need Your Love 2 Audio Teen Records (3)
7 The Robins 6 Audio GNP
8 Sh-Boom / Smokey Joe's Cafe 2 Audio Atlantic
9 White Cliffs Of Dover / How Many More Times 2 Audio Lavender Records
10 Loop De Loop Mambo / Framed 2 Audio 1954 Spark (2)
11 Cherry Lips / Out Of The Picture 2 Audio 1956 Whippet
12 Merry-Go-Rock / Hurt Me 2 Audio 1956 Whippet
13 I Must Be Dreamin' 28 Audio 2007 El Toro R & B
14 Wrap It Up / Riot In Cell Block #9 2 Audio 1954 Spark (2)
15 Let's Go To The Dance / How Would You Know 2 Audio 1953 RCA Victor
16 That Old Black Magic / Since I First Met You 2 Audio 1956 Whippet
17 A Fool In Love / All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings 2 Audio 1957 Whippet
18 Quarter To Twelve / Pretty Little Dolly 2 Audio 1958 Knight (2)
19 Smokey Joe's Cafe 2 Audio 1955 Spark (2)
20 Live Wire Suzie / Oh No 2 Audio 1960 Arvee
21 The Best Of The Robins Vol.2 16 Audio Crown Records (7)
22 It's Never Too Late 2 Audio 1958-12-00 Knight (2)
23 The Roots Of Rock 'N Roll: The Complete Savoy Recordings 12 Audio 1987 Savoy Jazz
24 Riot In Cell Block # 9/Wrap It Up 2 Audio 1954 Spark (2)
25 Whadaya Want? / If Teardrops Were Kisses 2 Audio Spark (2)
26 Loop De Loop Mambo / Framed 2 Audio Quality
27 Smokey Joe's Cafe / Just Like A Fool 2 Audio 1955 ATCO Records
28 Smokey Joe's Cafe / Just Like A Fool 2 Audio 1955 ATCO Records


This Los Angeles vocal group were the forerunners of the Coasters. They began as the Four Bluebirds in 1947, then became the Robins. Ty Terrell, Billy Richards, Roy Richards, and Bobby Nunn were the original members, with Carl Gardner and Grady Chapman adding in 1954. In 1957, Gardner and Nunn departed to form the Coasters. The Robins had two R&B Top Ten hits. "If It's So Baby" was done with the Johnny Otis Band in 1950 for Savoy, while their best-known number, "Smokey Joe's Cafe", was recorded for the LA based SPARK label, as shown here in 1955.


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