A lively debate ensues whenever this question is posed: Who was the first vocal group to record or have a significant record from Cleveland? Many will say the Moonglows, who recorded their first record, "I Just Can't Tell No Lie," on Cleveland's Champaign Records in 1952; they didn't record for Chicago's Chance Records until October 1953, waxing "Whistle My Love." The Coronets recorded "Nadine" on Chess Records in August 1953, two months before the Moonglows' Chance album. Additionally, all of the Coronets went to Thomas Edison High School in Cleveland, OH; several members of the Moonglows were raised in Louisville, KY, and many observers don't view them as an original Cleveland act. The Coronets are a different story -- they were all born and raised on the North Coast. Both groups shared DJ Alan Freed as a mentor, who connected them to the Chi-town labels. Original Coronets members were Lester Russaw (first tenor), Samuel Griggs (second tenor), Willie Griggs (bass), and George Lewis (baritone).