Dayton, early 60s-1971
The Imaginations started as an R&B vocal group. The group was lead by Robert Alvarez, who had been in the Del-Vikings (using the stage name Mike Machado). After he left that group, he moved to Dayton (having been in the Air Force) and started the Imaginations.
The group recorded a couple 45s in the mid 60s, down at Allen-Martin studios and using studio musicians. All four songs have a nice soul group sound that has roots in doowop, not unlike other SW Ohio records. The group seemed to end around 1971.
Strange Neighborhood / I Just Can't Get Over Losing You - Fraternity 1001, 1968
No One Ever Lost More / Strange Voice - Fraternity 1006, 1968