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08-22-2010, 11:03 PM
Blast from the past. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxXfvwMDTmY
Who are Leonard Wayne & Hi-Tones?

08-23-2010, 12:08 AM
That record was recorded in L.A., and Andre Records was located in L.A. I don't know who the label owner was. But Miles Grayson arranged the cuts, and I think he ran the sessions. He may have been the producer, as well, and may have been the label's A&R man. There were a few records by Charles Andrea and The Hi-Tones. So Charles Andrea may have owned the label (Andre), and may have been the normal lead singer of The Hi-Tones. But Bunn was the writer on both sides of the Andre record. So, maybe both were group members, and alternated leading.

Here's the record:


Leonard Wayne was Leonard Wayne Bunn. I don't know anything about him, except that he was in L.A. to make those recordings. I think I remember The Hi-Tones as a local L.A. (South-Central) group in the early '60s. So, I suspect that he was a local L.A. guy. I have no idea who else was in the Hi-Tones. I know that Tarheel Slim's real name was Allen Bunn. But he was from North Carolina, and recorded mostly in New York. He MAY have been related (I have no idea).

08-23-2010, 07:15 AM
Hi Robb K: You're informative and helpful as usual. Thanks . I really dig this song.

08-24-2010, 07:04 AM
Not only does the lead sound like Dee Clark and Jackie Wilson as mentioned in the Youtube comments but I detect subtle resemblances to Major Lance and Jimmy Holiday.

08-26-2010, 01:42 PM
It sounds a lot earlier than the 64 stated on Youtube.

I think Miles has a photo of the group.

08-26-2010, 07:21 PM
Ady -I sent you a PM. Did you get it?