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Sunday, November 22, 2009

100 Records that Shook The World - #97

It's Too Soon To Know
The Orioles
Generally regarded as the first R&B vocal group, The Orioles were one of the first groups in a long line of groups named after birds (The Cardinals, The Penguins, The Wrens, etc.). The Baltimore natives picked the name of their state bird in preference to their original name, The Vibra-Naires, and also as a nod toanother popular group of the time, The Ravens. They were first noticed after appearing under their original name on the Arthur Godfrey radio show, and soon after signed a record deal. In the September of 1948 their first hit was "It's Too Soon To Know", and soon went to #1in the R&B charts and #13 in the regular pop chart, and in doing so laid the foundation for what was to become known as doo-wop. In 1995 The Orioles were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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