Posted by on 12/08/2009

The Jaguars

The Jaguars

On December 8 in 1956, The Jaguars dropped their stunning version of the classic song “The Way You Look Tonight.”

The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 at Fremont High School and tried their hand under several names, releasing obscure records for Los Angeles entrepeneur John Dolphin.

The Jaguars’ version of “The Way You Look Tonight” was released today in 1956 on the R-Dell record label, although their version didn’t receive any attention.

oldiesbutgoodiesThe song became an R&B classic in 1959, upon its re-release on Art Laboe’s innovative Oldies But Goodies albums, which were the first compilations featuring artists from various record labels.

On this double sided gem, group member Herman “Sonny” Chaney sings leads on the track.

According to Sonny, The Jaguars never saw a penny from this release.

“The Way You Look Tonight” is a great group harmony record.

Flip “The Way You Look Tonight” over and you have another classic by The Jaguars titled “Forever.”

The Jaguars are still active on the oldies circuit and on cruise ships.

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