Friday, September 9, 2011

Dave Cox and the Sharptones

(Stock copy is yellow/green print)

Dave Cox and the Sharptones

CP-3351 - Skateland Bounce
CP-3352 – Silly Tillie

Golden Leaf 105


The Golden Leaf label out of Cleveland, Ohio was founded in 1959 by a group of radio men and woman. Execs were Ted Lawrence, I.H. Gordon of WABQ, Gerry Lee, and Don Lorenzen of WNOB. A&R. head for the label was Hugh Tompson. (Billboard, Nov. 9, 1959)

Dave Cox & the Sharptones
(picture credit : George Shuba)
RIP Dave Cox
Dave Cox died Saturday (September 3, 2011) after a massive heart attack.

Dave Cox, an African-American backed by the white rock-n-roll combo the Sharptones. Dave Cox goes back to the early days of Cleveland rock and continued into the 60s, maintaining a big draw in the area nightclubs. The group recorded three 45s on Golden Leaf, Dollee, and Whirl. The Sharptones personnel changed regularly and included many veterans of the Cleveland scene. Cox continued to perform into the 1990s with backing band the New Sharptones.

Sources :

Dave Cox obit

Rock 'n' roll and the Cleveland Connection, book by Deanna R. Adams


1 comment:

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