The Diplomats came from Wilmington, Delaware, where they recorded their only single at Ken-Del Studios. The A-side is the aptly-named “I’m Sad”, a maudlin original written by Chris Myers and Ed Welch with good guitar picking and harmonies. The flip is a good cover of “Route 66”.
Other than this I know nothing about the band.
Copyright registrations from September, 1966 have their names as Richard C. Myers and Edward P. Welch II.
My friend Borja posted this 45 recently on Facebook and I thought I’d put it up here because it seems to be obscure and also because of the Knight Records label. This is not the Texas label I’ve featured before but a label from Wilmington, Delaware, recorded at Ken-Del Studios.
Don’t know anything about the Spectrums. This seems to be their only 45. “I’ll Never Fear” is an original by D. Stewart (Dave Stewart I believe), backed with a good cover of “Wine, Wine, Wine”.