The Marathons - Songs


The Marathons of "Peanut Butter" (1961) fame featured on this page were actually the Vibrations. The Arvee label wanted to release another hit single but apparently could not wait for the Olympics (Arvee's then-main act) to get back from their tour. So Arvee signed on the Vibrations, then under contract with Chess, to record "Peanut Butter."

What followed was a really sticky situation which led to various re-recordings of "Peanut Butter" by both the Vibrations (on Chess/Argo) and some unknown group scraped together by Arvee and given the Marathons moniker. Besides "Peanut Butter" (b/w "Talkin' Trash"), there were no other songs recorded by the Vibrations as the Marathons.



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The Marathons

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