Billy Ward and his Dominoes were an African-American R&B vocal group. One of the most successful R&B groups of the early 1950s, the Dominoes helped launch the singing careers of two notable members, Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson
This collection embraces the pop-oriented ballads and occasional standards recorded by the quintet between 1950-1955, fronted by Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson, McPhatter's successor. Wilson's only claim to lead work on this collection is his reading of "Tenderly. The CD version is an exact facsimile of the similarly titled original King LP, and duplicates two 1977 Gusto reissues.
Artist: Billy Ward & The Dominoes Title Of Album: The Complete Federal, King Singles Year Of Release: 2015 Label: Real Gone Music Genre: R&B, Doo Wop, Oldies Quality: 320, FLAC Total Time . The Dominoes - under the steely guidance of pianist, bandleader and ex-military man Billy Ward - were a hit-making machine during the early '50s, probably the most popular R&B vocal group of the era, and this 2CD set is easily the most comprehensive legitimate collection of their work ever assembled, presenting all 58 single sides (with a bunch of songs. making their CD debut) that they recorded for the King and Federal labels, home to all but one of their R&B hits.
Federal (5). 548. U. 733. Billy Ward And His Dominoes. Billy Ward & His Dominoes (CD, Album). King Records (3). KCD-733.
Sonny aka ‘Jackie’ Wilson is the lead tenor on. First up ‘A Little Lie’ by the Dominoes from 1954. Although Jackie Wilson is given top billing on this collection of King and Federal releases, he was a relative unknown when he replaced the great Clyde McPhatter in Billy Ward & the Dominoes in 1953.
The Complete Federal/King Singles Audio CD. Stardust - The Final Years 2CD SET Audio CD. Billy Ward & The Dominoes. This album features BILLY WARD & THE DOMINOES at their very best. The other songs included in the album are really good. While there are several other Billy Ward, Dominoes collections out there this piece covers only the late 50's material that appeared on Liberty. These tunes reflect the more pop-oriented sound developed for the Dominoes while at Liberty. It contains 19 tracks including his three top-100 pop charted sides ("Star Dust", "Deep Purple" and "Jennie Lee").
Billy Ward & His Dominoes. The Essential Masters. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery.
Listen to music from Billy Ward & The Dominoes like Sixty Minute Man, Can't Do Sixty No More & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Billy Ward & The Dominoes. One of the most popular vocal groups of the early 1950s, Billy Ward and His Dominoes owed their success to three men: Clyde McPhatter, Jackie Wilson and Billy Ward. It was Ward's group - he organized it, masterminded in promotion, wrote the songs and arrangements and dictated every stage move right from the beginning. Billy Ward is a gifted musician, a former child prodigy trained in the classics, voice and composition.
Billy Ward and His Dominoes. Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer. Prior to leaving the Dominoes, McPhatter coached Wilson on the sound Billy Ward wanted for his group, influencing Wilson's singing style and stage presence. Record stated that he asked Tarnopol for advanced money on a recording in 1972 when an associate of Tarnopol's, whom Record identified as Johnny Roberts, asked Tarnopol "should I twist his nose off?"