The battle for the group name went to court where a judge ruled that the Del Vikings name would be awarded to Mercury records along with any variants.
After most of the members left Dot, they signed on with Mercury Records. As a result, there were two sets of Del Vikings. Mercury Records owned the "Del" Vikings, and Dot Records owned the "Dell" Vikings. This action created a great amount of confusion in the music business.
Four out of the five members left the group because of being underage when they signed their contract with Fee Bee records. The only remaining member was Kripp Johnson.
After being turned away by many major record labels, The Del Vikings signed with Joe Auerbach's Fee Bee Records. He later would lease their signature tune "Come Go with Me" to Dot Records.
The original Del Vikings consisted of Clarence E. Quick, Bernard Robertson, Samuel Paterson, Don Jackson, and Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson.