Claude Robinson & Creations
not much was known about the short career of this talented vocal group.
Classic Urban Harmony recently unearthed the above grainy photo and pieced
together this profile.
were a group of four young men and a young lady from Cleveland, OH. The group
consisted of Claude Robinson (lead), Annette Tucker (not in the photo), Robert
Ray Jamison, Tyrone Robinson and Rudolph Rome. By 1960, the Creations were
appearing locally singing songs like “Rock & Roll Prom,” “Seventeen,”
“Wallflower,” and “Kisses.” Claude Robinson wrote most of the group’s
first record appeared on Shelly Haims’ and Perry Stevens’ Studio label
in 1960. “Kisses” is a strong up-tempo group effort while the flip side,
“Cotton Pickin’ Mama” spotlights Claude on a rocker with minimal (if any)
vocal group involvement. The record label only credits Claude Robinson with
no mention of the Creations who are obviously on “Kisses.”
pressed “Kisses” on both tan colored and light blue colored labels.
In 1962, the
Creations recorded “Seventeen” b/w “You’ll Always Be Mine” for Marty Conn’s
Patti-Jo label. The group is thought to have disbanded shortly after
that. Annette Tucker was later married to another Cleveland resident, Charles
Hatcher, who sang with the Futuretones on the Tress label and became
better known as a soul singer under his stage name, Edwin Starr.
As Claude Robinson:
- “Cotton Pickin’ Mama”
As the Creations:
“You’ll Always Be Mine”
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