Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #172: ‘Buffalo Soldier”- The Flamingos. April 4, 1970.
- Single: “Buffalo Soldier”- The Flamingos
- Record Company- Polydor
- Genre: Soul
- Written by David Barnes, Margaret Lewis and Myra Smith
- Time: 3:45
- B-side- “Buffalo Soldier”- long version
- Album- non-album tracks
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #86 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
The Flamingos an R&B- Doo-wop vocal group out of Chicago- started releasing singles in 1953. From 1959-1970 they had 11 Hot 100 singles -but only 1 made the Top 40- “I Only Have Eyes For You” #11 1959. They were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Billboard magazine wrote of The Flamingos- “Universally hailed as one of the finest and most influential vocal groups in pop music history, the Flamingos defined doo wop at its most elegant and sophisticated. This single- “Buffalo Soldier” is not to be confused with the famous Bob Marley song of the same name.