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The Last flamingo
- From: Klezcorner <Klezcorner...>
- Subject: The Last flamingo
- Date: Thu 30 Dec 1999 04.27 (GMT)
A number of months ago, we were trying to see if there were any Jewish
Rhythm & Blues "Doo Wop" groups. I had submitted "The Flamingos", whose
rendition of "I Only Have Eyes For You" has since become a classic.
I just received the following from a friend, the writer was a concert
promoter and radio personality in the 50's.
>>I learned Zeke died while back (Dec. 24) home in Pittsburgh--the "Oldies
Capitol >>of the World,"
>>The Flamingos were frequent guests of ours and I rank their harmonies (honed
>>while singing Hebrew religious songs in Chicago synogogues) among the
>>greatest ever committed to vinyl. Ezekiel was the last of the group's
>>original vocalists, I believe. Nate Nelson and Jake Carey have been gone
>>for some time.>>
I was fortunate enought to meet Ezekiel once about 15 years ago. A very nice
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