Formed in 1960 in Detroit Michigan, the Volumes comprised of:
Ernest Newsome (d. 1990, U.S.A.)
Ed Union (lead vocals)
The Volumes were an R&B group from Detroit.
Whilst performing in Toronto, Canada, they were spotted by the owner of Chex Records, Willie Ewing, who signed them into his label, Chex Records.
i love you b/w dreams - 1962 / teenage paradise b/w sandra - 1963 / gotta give her love b/w i can't live without you - 1964 / maintain your cool b/w i got love - 1965
They Volumes in 1962, with the song ‘I Love You’ b/w ‘Dreams’, which reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The single realised a 12 week stay on that particular chart.
The song was penned by group member Ernest Newsom, along with the group’s manager, Willie Ewing.
Further sides were released on the Chex and American Arts imprints.
The Volumes switched labels to the Jubilee Records imprint in 1963, which was a shortlived stay before a further move to Old Town Records the same year.
By 1964 they had relocated again to American Arts Records, where they released ‘Gotta Give her Love’ B/W ‘I Can’t Live Without You’.
An earlier Chex single, ‘Come Back Into My Heart’ b/w ‘The Bell’, featured Lamont Dozier playing drums.
By 1968, The Volumes had been merged into the Motown label by Berry Gordy.
In 1970, The Volumes had departed the Motown stable, and signed to the Ann Arbor imprint.
i love you baby b/w ain't that loving you - 1968 / ain't gonna give you up b/w am i losing you - 1970
There they released one single for the Karen Records subsidiary entitled 'Ain't Gonna Give You Up b/w 'Am I Losing You'.
The Volumes disbanded in 1971, with Ernie Newsome joining the group The Fantastic Four.
chex records presents the volumes - 1985 / chex compilation - 1994
A retrospective of the groups work, was released in 1985, entitled 'Chex Records Presents The Volumes'.
Chex #1002 – I Love You / Dreams – 1962
Chex #1005 – The Bell / Come Back Into My Heart – 1962
Jubilee #5446 – Teenage Paradise / Sandra – 1963
Jubilee #5454 – Our Song / Oh, My Mother-In-Law – 1963
Old Town #1154 – Monkey Hop / Why – 1964
American Arts #6 – Gotta Give Her Love / I Can’t Live Without You – 1964
American Arts #18 – I Just Can’t Help Myself / One Way Lover – 1965
Twirl #2016 – I Got Love / Maintain Your Cool – 1965
Impact #1017 - The Trouble I’ve Seen / That Same Old Feeling – 1965
Inferno #2001 – You Got It Baby / A Way To Love You – 1967
Inferno #2004 – My Kind Of Girl / My Road Is The Right Road – 1967
Inferno #5001 – Ain’t That Loving You / I Love You Baby – 1968
Karen #1551 – Am I Losing You / Ain’t Gonna Give You Up – 1970
Chex Records Presents The Volumes (Chex Records 1985)
I Love You (Golden Classics Records 1994)