The Pastels

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The Pastels | Uncle Marv | tc133

There were two 1950s groups called The Pastels. The Pastels on Argo 5287 – “Been So Long”/”My One And Only Dream” – are DiFosco “Dee” Ervin, Richard Travis, Tony Thomas and Jimmy Willingham who were serving with the US Air Force, singing at local USOs and airmen’s clubs. They were all transferred to Washington DC, and decided to make a record. They signed with Hull Records, who brought in band leader and arranger Teacho Wiltshire and the record was issued in December 1957. When it showed signs of taking off, Hull leased the masters to Argo, who also released subsequent recordings by the Pastels.

The Pastels broke up when they completed their periods of service.

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