1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Ames Brothers Ed Urick, lead, (b.1927), Vic Urick, first tenor, (b.1926), Gene Urick, second tenor, (b.1925), Joe Urick, bass, (b.1924)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: You, You, You 1953
The Ames Brothers also had hits with Rag Mop in 1950, Undecided in 1951, Naughty Lady of Shady Lane in 1954, Forever Darling and It Only Hurts for a Little While in 1956, and Melodie D’Amour in 1957.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1948-1960
Record Labels: Coral & RCA
Four brothers from Malden, Massachusetts, whose actual family name was Urick, formed a close-harmony vocal group in the late 1940s. After winning talent contests in their hometown, they began performing in nightclubs around Boston as the ‘Amory Brothers.’ Taking their act to New York they got a job with bandleader Art Mooney. At the suggestion of playwright Abe Burroughs, they shortened their name to the Ames Brothers and in 1949 were the first artists to sign with Coral Records. The tight-knit quartet swept the country with their first hit, Rag Mop. They made their debut on the original Ed Sullivan television show when it was known as ‘Toast of the Town.’ The group, known for their uncomplicated, bouncy songs ended recording in 1959 but Ed Ames, who played Mingo on the Daniel Boone TV series, became a solo star in the 1960s with hits Try To Remember, My Cup Runneth Over, and Who Will Answer.
The Ames Brothers' Best 45rpm Single Recordings during the Fifties: