The Dells
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1954
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The Dells were an American R&B vocal group. Formed in high school in 1952 by founding members Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill, under the name the El-Rays, they released their first recording ...

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Biography

The Dells were an American R&B vocal group. Formed in high school in 1952 by founding members Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill, under the name the El-Rays, they released their first recording in 1954, and two years later, had their first R&B hit with "Oh What a Night". After disbanding due to a near-fatal car crash in 1958, the band reformed in 1960 with Funches being replaced by Johnny Carter. This lineup remained together until Carter's 2009 death. The Dells were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. The band performed until illness forced longtime lead singer Marvin Junior and bass vocalist Chuck Barksdale into retirement, ending the group's 60-year run.

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Wear It On Our Face
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Wear It On Our Face Wear It On Our Face Wear It On Our Face Wear It On Our Face
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Run For Cover
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Run For Cover Run For Cover Run For Cover Run For Cover
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Thinkin' About You
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Thinkin' About You Thinkin' About You Thinkin' About You Thinkin' About You
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Prologue/Ol Amigo
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Prologue/Ol Amigo Prologue/Ol Amigo Prologue/Ol Amigo Prologue/Ol Amigo
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Reminiscing
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Reminiscing Reminiscing Reminiscing Reminiscing
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(You Bring Out) The Best In Me
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(You Bring Out) The Best In Me (You Bring Out) The Best In Me (You Bring Out) The Best In Me (You Bring Out) The Best In Me
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I Can Sing a Rainbow
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I Can Sing a Rainbow I Can Sing a Rainbow I Can Sing a Rainbow I Can Sing a Rainbow
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I Got A Woman
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I Got A Woman I Got A Woman I Got A Woman I Got A Woman
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RUN FOR COVER
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RUN FOR COVER RUN FOR COVER RUN FOR COVER RUN FOR COVER
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I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue
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I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue
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O-O I Love You
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O-O I Love You O-O I Love You O-O I Love You O-O I Love You
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It's All Up To You
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It's All Up To You It's All Up To You It's All Up To You It's All Up To You
The Dells, Charles Stepney
Wear It On Our Face
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Wear It On Our Face Wear It On Our Face Wear It On Our Face Wear It On Our Face
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No Way Back (Ron Hardy Edit)
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No Way Back (Ron Hardy Edit) No Way Back (Ron Hardy Edit) No Way Back (Ron Hardy Edit) No Way Back (Ron Hardy Edit)
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All About The Paper
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All About The Paper All About The Paper All About The Paper All About The Paper
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No way back
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No way back No way back No way back No way back
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There Is
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There Is There Is There Is There Is
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Ain't It A Shame
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Ain't It A Shame Ain't It A Shame Ain't It A Shame Ain't It A Shame
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Biography

The Dells were an American R&B vocal group. Formed in high school in 1952 by founding members Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill, under the name the El-Rays, they released their first recording in 1954, and two years later, had their first R&B hit with "Oh What a Night". After disbanding due to a near-fatal car crash in 1958, the band reformed in 1960 with Funches being replaced by Johnny Carter. This lineup remained together until Carter's 2009 death. The Dells were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. The band performed until illness forced longtime lead singer Marvin Junior and bass vocalist Chuck Barksdale into retirement, ending the group's 60-year run.

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