The Rudies
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The Rudies
Origin Britain
Genres Reggae, Pop
Labels Trojan, Mercury, Transatlantic

Greyhound was a reggae band from Britain.

Greyhound began as The Rudies in the late 1960s, with core members Danny Smith and Freddie Notes. They also released material as The Tilermen and Des All Stars. Under the name The Rudies, they issued a cover of "Patches" by Clarence Carter and also "Montego Bay" by Bobby Bloom.[1] Billed as Freddie Notes and The Rudies, "Montego Bay" peaked at #45 in the UK Singles Chart in October 1970.[2] After Notes's departure, Glenroy Oakley joined the band and they changed their name to Greyhound in 1970.[1] Their first single was an Earl Robinson/David I. Arkin composition, "Black & White", later recorded by artists as diverese as The Maytones, Sammy Davis Jr and Three Dog Night; Greyhound scored a Top Ten hit with the tune in the UK Singles Chart. Two more singles, including a cover of Henry Mancini's "Moon River" followed, before the group's fame faded.[1]



Charting singles


  1. ^ a b c Greyhound at Allmusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 397. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
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  5. ^ a b c Search for "Greyhound" performed at Archived 2008-10-12 at the Wayback Machine. database on May 19, 2008.

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