Monday, August 17, 2009


From New York City, The Sandpebbles were comprised of Calvin White, Andrea Bolden and Lonzine Wright. White had been a member of the Gospel Wonders in the early 60s and he brought some robust gospel-style singing to the Sandpebbles when he formed the group. Under the aegis of New York producer Tony Vann, the Sandpebbles enjoyed big hits with "Forget It" (number 10 R&B, number 81 pop) and "Love Power" (number 14 R&B, number 22 pop) for the Calla label in 1967. The Sandpebbles changed their name to C & The Shells in 1968, and produced by Jerry Williams, had a hit with a softer-styled "You Are The Circus" (number 28 R&B) in 1969. C & The Shells left Cotillion in 1970, and joined the tiny Zanzee label, where they recorded with little success. The last release by the group was in 1973.

Here's their classic 45 "Forget It."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm more familiar with the version of "Forget It" by Black Pearl, I had no idea it was co-written by Teddy Vann or the Sandpebbles had a hit with it. Thanks for setting me straight with the original.