The Ideals were a vocal group. There are a few different groups with the same name. It is believed that this group was formed by Johnny Brantley with Reggie Jackson, Leonard Mitchell, Wes Spraggins, Robert Tharp and Sam Stewart. It is thought that Major Lance was a member of the group at some time. The group only had one record issued on Checker and continued with other companies for a few years, disbanding in 1965 or 1966.