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Spiders

New Orleans R&B was best known for its solo artists, but the Spiders rank among the Crescent City's pre-eminent vocal groups, and were certainly the best the city produced during the '50s. The Spiders actually began life circa 1947 as a gospel group called the Zion City Harmonizers; they later changed their name to the Delta Southernaires, and made a few recordings and radio appearances from 1952-1953. With encouragement from legendary New Orleans studio head Cosimo Matassa, the group switched to secular R&B and signed with Imperial in late 1953. The newly christened Spiders were centered around brothers Hayward "Chuck" Carbo and Leonard "Chick" Carbo, the latter a bass singer who sometimes split lead vocals with his brother; the other members of the quintet were Joe Maxon, Matthew West, and Oliver Howard. Their first single, "I Didn't Want to Do It," went to number three on the R&B charts in early 1954, and other sides like "You're the One," "Tears Begin to Flow," and "I'm Slippin' In" were top sellers as well, making the Spiders a hot concert draw. Maxon and West both left the group in 1955 and were replaced by Bill Moore and Issacher Gordon. The Spiders' string of R&B Top Tens continued that year with "21" and the Dave Bartholomew-penned "Witchcraft," their second Top Five hit and biggest overall seller (it was later covered by Elvis Presley). Imperial began grooming Chuck Carbo for a solo career in 1956, which caused dissent within the group; by the end of the year, Chick Carbo had signed to Atlantic as a solo artist himself, and the Spiders effectively dissolved. A final single in 1957, "That's My Desire," failed to catch on, as did a posthumous from-the-vaults release in 1960, "Tennessee Slim." Neither of the Carbo brothers scored any significant chart hits, although Chuck did return in the late '80s and early '90s, cutting an album for Rounder in 1993. Chick passed away in 1998. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Shake Electric

1. Mad Dog

2. Shake Electric

3. Bleeding Heart

4. Only Your Skin

5. Lonely Nights

6. Back On The Streets

7. Control

8. Give Up The Fight

9. Hard Times

10. War Of The World

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Track List: The Imperial Sessions

Disc 1

1. I Didn't Want To Do It

2. You're The One

3. For A Thrill

4. Mellow Mama

6. Tears Begin To Flow (Sneaky Pete)

7. Why Do I Love You

8. Love's All I'm Puttin' Down

9. I'll Stop Crying

10. Mmm Mmm Baby (Hey Baby)

11. I'm Slipping In

12. Mmm Mmm Baby

13. Walking Around In Circles

14. I'm Searchin'

15. The Real Thing

16. She Keeps Me Wondering

17. 21 (3x7=21)

18. That's Enough

19. Sukey, Sukey, Sukey

20. Bells In My Heart

21. Am I The One

22. Don't Knock

Disc 2

1. True (You Don't Love Me)

2. Witchcraft

3. You Played The Part

4. Is It True (A Little Bird Told Me)

5. How I Feel

6. That's The Way To Win My Heart

7. Goodbye

8. I'll Be Free

9. Don't Pity Me

10. Dear Mary

11. A-1 In My Heart

12. Without Love

13. Someday Bye And Bye

14. That's My Desire

15. Better Be On My Way

16. Honey Bee

17. I'm Glad For Your Sake

18. Poor Boy

19. The Bells Are Ringing

20. I Miss You

21. Times

22. You're The One

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Glad to see I am not the only one to realize the Bio was for a different group.
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LOL wrong info on Spiders
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PANDORA - you got the OLD SPIDERS mixed up with the NEW SPIDERS in the Bio
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right again dee...nothin g better than early elvis
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The Spiders are Great. Elvis's cover of Witchcraft was HORRIBLE. He needed to stick to his own music.
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the Spiders...a group Porky Chedwick played often
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richmer
The Spiders were very under rated. On many Spider sides Lee Allen ( Walking with Mr. Lee) was the sax player. Lee was also a big time side man for Fats
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Chuck Carbo's "That's My Desire" was a fine piece of work. However, old standards didn't seem to work well for Imperial Records unless the artist was Fats Domino.
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didn't the spiders do 'bells in my heart??
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The finest example of New Orleans '50's R&B..who influenced so many of other groups that followed..Pl e a s e check out the Spiders when you can!!!

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