Wailers, The (2)

Also known as Fabulous Wailers, The, Wailers, Wailers, The
Members of Wailers, The (2): Buck Ormsby, Dave Roland, Gail Harris, John Greek (2), Kent Morrill, Mark Marush, Mike Burk, Nell Anderson, Rich Dangel, Rockin' Robin Roberts, Ron Gardner
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thefabulouswailers.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wailers_(rock_band)

Discography of Wailers, The (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Fabulous Wailers 12 Audio 1959 Golden Crest
2 At The Castle 16 Audio 1998 Norton Records (2)
3 Livewire!! 16 Audio 1998 Norton Records (2)
4 Walk Thru The People 10 Audio 1968 Bell Records
5 Tall Cool One 2 Audio 1959 Golden Crest
6 The Wailers & Company 12 Audio 1963-12-00 Etiquette Records (2)
7 At The Castle / & Co 35 Audio 2003 Big Beat Records
8 At The Castle 16 Audio 1999 Norton Records (2)
9 The Fabulous Wailers 14 Audio 1998 Norton Records (2)
10 The Fabulous Wailers 12 Audio 1959 Golden Crest
11 Out Of Our Tree 12 Audio 1966 Etiquette Records (2)
12 Church Key / Wailin' 2 Audio 1999
13 Tall Cool One / Precious Memories 2 Audio Trip Records (2)
14 Think Kindly Baby / End Of The Summer 2 Audio United Artists Records
15 The Wailers And Their Greatest Hits 25 Audio 1979 Etiquette Records (2)
16 Outburst! 12 Audio 1966 United Artists Records
17 Out Of Our Tree 12 Audio 1966
18 Wailers Wailers Everywhere 12 Audio 1965 Etiquette Records (2)
19 At The Castle 16 Audio 1961 Etiquette Records (2)
20 At The Castle 14 Audio 1984 Etiquette Records (2)
21 The Wailer's Wail 12 Audio Allied Record Corporation
22 Beat Guitar / Mau Mau 2 Audio Golden Crest
23 Out Of Our Tree 12 Audio 1988 Fan Club
24 Original Golden Crest Masters 20 Audio 1998 Ace
25 Scotch On The Rocks 4 Audio 2000 Norton Records (2)
26 The Boys From Tacoma: Anthology 1961 - 1969 27 Audio 1993 Etiquette Records (2)
27 Tall Cool One 12 Audio 1964 Imperial
28 Out Of Our Tree 2 Audio 1966 Etiquette Records (2)
29 The Fabulous Wailers 12 Audio 1962 Golden Crest
30 Dirty Robber / Mau-Mau 2 Audio Golden Crest (2)
31 Rosalie 2 Audio 1994 Eticant Records
32 Do Not Release! 6 Audio 1997 Olympia 4 Dot
33 Outburst! 12 Audio 1966 United Artists Records
34 Wailers Wailers Everywhere / Out Of Our Tree 32 Audio 2003 Big Beat Records
35 Out Of Our Tree 12 Audio
36 We're Goin' Surfing / Shakedown 2 Audio 1963 Etiquette Records (2)
37 The Fabulous Wailers 17 Audio Golden Crest (2)
38 Walk Thru The People 10 Audio 1968 Bell Records
39 Livewire!! 16 Audio 1999 Norton Records (2)
40 At The Castle 14 Audio Etiquette Records (2)
41 Out Of Our Tree 12 Audio Etiquette Records (2)
42 Tall Cool One 2 Audio 1959 Golden Crest
43 It's You Alone / Tears 2 Audio 1966-04-00 United Artists Records
44 Tall Cool One / Road-Runner 2 Audio 1959
45 Church Key / Wailin' 2 Audio 1999
46 I'm Determined / I Don't Want To Follow You 2 Audio 1967 Viva (3)
47 The Fabulous Wailers 20 Audio 2013-11-21 Air Mail Archive
48 The Wailer's Wail 12 Audio Golden Crest
49 At The Castle 14 Audio 2013 Mr. Suit Records
50 Tall Cool One 12 Audio 1964 Imperial


Rock 'n' roll garage band

Formed late 50's, active till late 60's

Considered one of the hottest rock bands to emerge from the Pacific Northwest. In 1959, when they were still in high school, they were signed to [l=Golden Crest], their song "Tall Cool One" peaked the national charts at #36, and they appeared on such television shows as the [a=Alan Freed] Show and [a=Dick Clark (2)]'s American Bandstand.

At the time, [a=John Greek (2)] was considered the leader of the Wailers, having founded the band in 1957 with a few other kids whose parents were stationed at the McCord Air Force base in Tacoma, Washington. One year later in 1960, some tension grew to an ugly head within the band, and [a=John Greek (2)] left the Wailers. Taking his place was [a=Buck Ormsby], a bassist who originally played with [a=Little Bill And The Bluenotes]. Together with [a=Kent Morrill], these two Wailers created [l=Etiquette Records (2)] as a means to release their own material. Their very first record was a 45 single of "Louis Louie" by [a=Rockin' Robin Roberts], another member of the Wailers that was initially a member of [a=Little Bill And The Bluenotes]. This particular single, which came out in 1961, was considered the archetypal recording that inspired the [a=Kingsmen], [a=Paul Revere & the Raiders] and hundreds, if not thousands of other rock bands from the Pacific Northwest to perform the iconic song.

[a=John Greek (2)], the man who started the band, was for the most part forgotten by the music industry. He did a few other musical ventures, including some recording with [a=Gary Paxton], some session work with the [a=Fifth Dimension, The], but for the most part, he lived in obscurity, rarely to be heard from again.


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