Eleanor ‘Punkin’ Green
Gordy Harmon (also the Whispers)
The Superbs were a Sweet Soul harmony group, who hailed from Los Angeles.
The group were all male, apart from the female soprano Eleanor ‘Punkin’ Green, who was also the lead singer on several occasions.
Bobby Swain later left the group for another Dore act, Entertainers IV.
Their main recording era covered the Sixties and early Seventies.
Their sole R&B hit came with ‘Baby, Baby All The Time’.
The Superbs, actually, released some twenty five singles for the Doré imprint between 1964 and 1987.
The Superbs sides included ‘It Hurts So Much’, ‘He Broke A Young Girl's Heart’, ‘One Bad Habit’, ‘Your Eyes’, ‘The Big Hurt’, ‘I Was Blind’, ‘Goddess Of Love’, ‘Where Or When’ and ‘Better Get Your Own One Buddy’.
One time group member, Gordy Harmon, later went on to become a member of the group the Whispers.
After parting company in the early Seventies, the Superbs later reformed, circa 1994, for a short period.
Any Superbs anthology should include ‘I Was Born When You Kissed Me’, an example of Sweet Soul Music at it’s finest.
Baby Baby All The Time b/w Raindrops, Memories, And Tears - Dore 1964
The Story Book Of Love - Dore 1964
My Heart Isn't In It b/w Ambush - Dore 1965
Goddess Of Love b/w Shake, Shake, Shake - Dore 1965
Baby's Gone Away b/w Twine And Slide - Dore 1965
I Was Born When You Kissed Me b/w Office Party - Dore 1965
It Hurts So Much b/w Live It Up - Dore 1965
The Wind Is Blowing (both sides) - Dore 1966
The Wind Is Blowing b/w Go For What You Know - Dore 1966
Little Orphan Boy b/w Better Get Your Own One Buddy - Dore 1967
The Dawning Of Love - Symbol Records 1969
Your Eyes / Wind In My Sails - Dore 1976
Where Or When - Dore 1977
Rip Off b/w (instrumental) - Dore 1979 (under the name of Boby Swayne and the Superbs)
Greatest Hits (I.T.P. Records 1996)
Anthology (I.T.P. Records 2005)
The Superbs - The Best of The Superbs (Ace Records 2014)