The Valadiers are a veteran blue-eyed soul vocal group from Detroit, MI that became famous during the early 1960s. They are best known for the soulful "Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)" (1961) about a reluctant young man being drafted into the army who doesn't want to leave his family and girlfriend behind.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: 1959-1964, late 1980s, 2009-present

Genres: R&B, soul

Labels: Miracle, Gordy, Motorcity



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