The Sharpees were a st. Louis group who came in contact with Chicago label One-Derful through its A&R man Mack McKinney and St. Louis bandleader Benny Sharp. In 1964 the group, then consisting of Horise O´Toole, Herbert Reeves and Vernon Guy, signed with George Leaners One-Derful records and soon thereafter they went into the studio to cut their first single "Do The 45". Horise O´Toole had to leave the group because of health issues and was replaced by Stacy Johnson in 1965. The group recorded their material both in St. Louis as well as in Chicago and their first two releases "Do The 45" and "Tired Of Being Lonely" made some noise and had the group touring the chitlin circuit, singing at a number of famous venues like the Apollo in New York and the Regal in Chicago. This is the group´s third release for the label, not as commercially viable as the previous two but nontheless just as good. Released in 1966 it was the beginning of the end for The Sharpees, which came abruptly and tragically when lead singer Herbert Reeves was shot and killed in November 1972.
"I´ve Got A Secret"