The G-Clefs

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The G-Clefs were an American doo-wop group, from Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States.

The G-Clefs consisted of four brothers and a fifth member who was a childhood friend. They first began performing locally around 1952. They scored two Top 40 hits in the United States: their 1956 single "Ka-Ding-Dong", featuring Freddy Cannon on guitar, peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 1961's "I Understand (Just How You Feel)", which used the melody from "Auld Lang Syne", reached No. 9. The latter track reached No. 17 in the UK Singles Chart in late 1961.

They continued to play locally in the Boston and throughout the area into the 2000s.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Dancin’ & Romancin’ in the ’50s and ’60s Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock 'n' Roll Era: Street Corner Serenade Various Artists 1
1995 The Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1996 The Doo Wop Box, Volume II: 101 More Vocal Group Gems Various Artists 1
1999 Explosive Doowops, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2002 The Encyclopedia of Doo Wop, Volume 3: American Singing Groups Various Artists 1
2007 Only the Best of Doo Wop for Dancing Various Artists 1
2008 Rock’n’Roll Jukebox Various Artists 1
2012 Street Corner Symphonies: The Complete Story of Doo Wop, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
25 More All-Time Doo Wop Hits Various Artists 1
American Roots of the British Invasion Various Artists 1
Hard to Find 45s on CD, Volume 7: 60’s Classics Various Artists 1
Teenage Crush, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Premier Doo-Woop, Volume 1 Various Artists 1

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