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Flairs, The

This Los Angeles group recorded a host of singles on US labels but only ever released one in the UK – Swing Pretty Mama b/w I’d Climb The Hills And Mountains.

Released on Oriole, their sole UK single is now highly collectable and fetches upwards of £500.

The group underwent frequent personnel changes and changed their name in 1959 to The Flares, also later recording under the name The Peppers.

Cornell Gunter had been a vocalist with an early incarnation of The Platters.

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