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The Chantels were the first black female group to have nationwide success. The group was established in the early 1950's at St. Anthony of Padua school in the Bronx. The group consisted of Arlene Smith (lead), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Jackie Landry Jackson and Lois Harris. They got their name from a rival school, St. Frances de Chantal.

They were discovered by Richard Barrett, lead singer of the Valentines and…

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  • John Anthony motherf*cking Frusciante!!
  • The song "May be" is freaking awesome! I felt in love!
  • I Can't Take It (There's Our Song Again) | I can't take no no no no no nooooooooooooooooooo
  • Hearing these songs again brings back so many good memories of the years of 1955-1961. I remember seeing the Chantels in person, along with my all time favorite Fats Domino, long live the fat man! I know that these are the ramblings of a rather old greaser war baby, but life was simpler and rock was perhaps a little easier on the ears, but it was surely it provided a platform for some of the greatest groups and individuals over the years. finally, they come and lock us up soon, one of my cd's is titled "Rock is Dead, But it Won't lie Down." later daddy-o and all you slick chicks. Bob the G, Arizona.
  • Angel Baby - my mom used to sing this to me when I was a baby. I love it. It really, just, touches my heart in the deepest most sincere way possible.
  • very good music^^
  • Very important music.
  • Maybe this should have been the original...
  • maybe if you stop listening to the dirty dancing soundtrack
  • you'll come back to meee, and maybe....

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