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are a Jamaican / British vocal group formed in 1950 by Edrick Connor and Vernon Nesbeth. The group went through a variety of names, including The Caribbeans, South Londoners, and Southerners, before settling on The Southlanders. Nesbeth remains with the group to this day, where they continue to perform on cruise ships and in hotels.
Whilst their biggest commercial hit was 1958's cover version of "Alone
"Alone " is a popular song written by Morty Craft. Craft owned a record label, and produced the recording by the Shepherd Sisters on that label...
", which sold over one million copies; the song they are most identified with is "I am a Mole and I Live in a Hole
"I am a Mole and I Live in a Hole", is their most recognised song by The Southlanders, though not their biggest commercial hit - this was 1958's "Alone". The track is also known as "Mole", "The Mole" and "The Mole in a Hole"....
" (also known as "Mole", "The Mole" and "The Mole in a Hole"). The unforgettable title line from the song was spoken by the group's bass voice Harry Wilmot, father of Gary Wilmot
Gary Wilmot is an English actor, writer, comedian, impressionist and singer. He rose to fame in the 80s through a number of television appearances, and subsequently moved into theatre.- Career :...
. Harry Wilmot died in 1961, when his son was six years old.
"Alone" was released by Decca
Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934; however, owing to World War II, the link with the British company was broken for several decades....
, and entered the UK Singles Chart
The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official Charts Company on behalf of the British record-industry. The full chart contains the top selling 200 singles in the United Kingdom based upon combined record sales and download numbers, though some media outlets only list the Top 40 or the Top 75 ...
in November 1957. It was the group's only appearance in the chart, in which they spent ten weeks and peaked at #17.