The Newbeats

60’s Pop 

Years active 1964-1974

always klick on pic’s.

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Lawrence Joel Henley aka Larry Henley, June 30, 1937, Arp Texas. - Died Dec. 18, 2014. - Louis Aldine Mathis aka Dean Mathis, March 17, 1939, - Marcus Felton Mathis aka Mark Mathis, February 9, 1942, Hahira, Georgia


Discography: The Newbeats

The Newbeats

The Newbeats were an American popular music vocal trio, led by Larry Henley, best known for their 1964 hit, "Bread and Butter", which was released on the Hickory Records label.


Their mother taught brothers Dean and Mark Mathis the guitar as children, and they soon mastered other musical instruments — pianobass guitar, and drums. They both played in the band at Bremen High School, Georgia, and decided on a career in the music industry upon leaving education. Dean joined Paul Howard's Western swing Band in 1956 as pianist, then joined Dale Hawkins' band, where his brother soon joined as a bass player. They stayed with the band for two years, recording "Tell Him No" as a duet for the Chess record label. They then started their own eight-piece band and played in their hometown of ShreveportLouisiana. It was here that they met Larry Henley, who auditioned for the band. A parting of the ways ensued when Henley tried his luck as a solo artist, and the brothers worked as a duo, both recording independently for Wesley Rose.

After about 18 months they jointly made a demo of a song titled "Bread and Butter", sent it to Hickory Records, and were asked to formally record the track. … Read original text here >>> The Newbeats

Members; Lawrence Joel Henley aka Larry Henleyborn June 30, 1937, Arp Texas. - Died December 18, 2014, 

Louis Aldine Mathis aka Dean Mathisborn March 17, 1939, - Marcus Felton Mathis aka Mark Mathis, born February 9, 1942, Hahira, Georgia

Bread and butter - 1964

Better watch your step - 1965

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