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The Contours


Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea and Billy Rollins founded a singing group called The Blenders in their native Detroit, Michigan in 1959. The group soon added Leroy Fair (in place of Billy Rollins), bass singer Hubert Johnson, and guitarist Huey Davis, and auditioned for Berry Gordy's Motown Records. Gordy turned the act down, prompting Johnson to call his cousin, R&B star and Gordy associate Jackie Wilson. Wilson in turn got The Contours a second audition with Gordy, at which they sang the same songs they had at the first audition, the same way, and were signed to the company.

Albums The Contours

5 played on Radionomy

  • Under Love's Control

  • The Very Best of the Contours

  • 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Contours

  • Best of the Contours (Twentieth Century Masters: the Millennium Collection)

  • Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)