Sunday, September 07, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-The Halos
Album:The Doo Wop Box
You might think that this hilarious doo wop song for henpecked husbands is a long lost Coasters song. But it's actually the only chart hit by The Halos. This Bronx based group usually backed up others but Nag reached #25 on the pop singles chart in 1961. The Halos were Al Cleveland, Arthur Crier, Phil Johnson & Harold Johnson. They worked for producer Morty Craft and sang backup on the Shirley & Lee hit Let The Good Times Roll. Crier & Harold Johnson were both doo wop veterans and were part of The Mellows. The four decided to record and called themselves The Craftys as a tribute to Craft. The 1960 single L-O-V-E flopped so they changed their name to The Halos and Nag reached #25 on the pop charts in 1961. It is yet another doo wop classic on Rhino's 4CD Doo Wop Box. Followup singles went nowhere but The Halos were regulars in the studio and backed up Curtis Lee's Pretty Little Angel Eyes & Barry Mann's Who Put The Bomp among others. Nag is still a pretty funny song. Al Cleveland went on to produce Motown acts including Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers. Arthur Crier's son Sabu Crier was part of the 80s group GQ and his grandson Keith Sabu Crier Jr. is better known as R & B singer Keith Sweat. Here's a video for Nag by The Halos.