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The Dells

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  • Year:
    2004
  • Inducted by:
    Robert Townsend
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

2004

Harry Weigner

They greatest harmony group of  all time, the Dells thrilled audiences with their amazing vocal interplay, between the gruff, explore voice of Marvin Junior and the keening high tenor of Johnny Carter, that sweet-home-Chicago blend mediated by Mickey McGill and Veme Allison, and the talking bass voice from Chuck Barksdale.

Their style formed the template for every singing group that came after them. They’ve been recording and touring together for more than fifty years, with merely one lineup change: Carter, formerly of the Flamingos (2001 Hall of Fame inductees), replaced Johnny Funches in 1960.

2004 Inductees The Dells

An accident in the studio produced their biggest classic.

Robert Townsend

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