The Flamingos


". . . The influences on the Careys were unusually broad to -begin with. They included pop harmony groups like the Four Freshmen, gospel singing and Chicago blues and the Flamingos survived the vicissitudes of the years. They're best known for inventive hal7nony arrangements of standards like "I Only Have Eyes For You” and “Love Walked In." But they also recorded several soul and funk hits. . . "

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY

Living Legends in Living Color

For decades their hit recordings and sensational stage shows have galvanized audiences from Madison Square Garden to Las Vegas, from Harlem to Harvard. They reign over a huge legacy of Rock, Rhythm and Blues, having virtually written the book on melodic ballads. Greats who acknowledge their debt to them include: The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Spinners and the Jackson '5'. They were co-originators of Rock and Roll along with Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino. Their position as leaders in music and professionalism is secured by their appearances with such giants as: Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Tony Bennett, Mahalia Jackson, Eddy Arnold, Redd Foxx, Muddy Waters, Flip Wilson, Julie London, Johnny Mathis, Woody Herman, Richard PryO1; Diana Ross and the Supremes and of course almost all of the Rock and Roll greats. They're energetic entertainers who proudly boast of their ability to entertain any age group (which is one of their rare and unique qualities).

"The Flamingos. . . were in the vanguard of the Rhythm and Blues groups that changed the focus of R&B songs from earthy man and woman situations to more romantic yearnings. They emphasized romantic ballads with emotional involvement and warmth and did this consistently over the years despite changes in personnel that included a recasting of the lead voice..."

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