Tuesday, July 29, 2014

REVIVAL YEARS...The Ecstasies


Group from Philadelphia who in 1962 recorded for Amy Records the sides_Lucky Old Sun / Time for Love.

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In late 70's original Lead, Donny Ermold and original Baritone, Joe Grimaldi recorded again and were present in the doo wop guides with....

-Dream Of A Lifetime / Chapel In The Moonlight. Clifton Records-1979.
-White Christmas / Silent Night. Clifton Records-1979.
-I'll Never Tell / Sixty Minute Man. UGHA Records-1979.
-That's The Way It Goes / I Don't Know Why. UGHA Records-1979.
-Adorable / Cry Like I Cry. Clifton Records-1986.
-Out Of sight, Out Of Mind / You Foolish Thing. Clifton Records-1990.
-Until The Real Thing Comes Along / The Pleasure's All Mine. Ronnie Records-1991.
-A G. I. Whish / I'ts Too Soon To Know / Gee, But I'd Give The World / You Do Something To Me . Clifton Records EP-?.


In all these years Donny and Joe were accompanied by other singers as Dave Moore (first tenor), Dave’s brother Richie Moore (second tenor), Dave’s brother-in-law Larry (bass).Dave Alexander, Dave Richardson or Frank “Skeets” Squillace, formerly of the Mystery Quartet (Essex Records).


From left; Donny, Joe, Dave Alexander and Dave Moore.

To Listen or Download_Gee, But I'd Give The World. please visit; https://app.box.com/s/f53xvd17w1xyxtdxe9rq

From 1994 Joe Grimaldi with new members singing in several shows as The Ecstasies...



Monday, July 28, 2014

ANDY & THE LIVE WIRES (Applause Records)


Andy & The Live Wires lead by Robert "Andy " Anderson were present in The Complete Book Of Doo Wop with their 1960 recording_Maggie / You've Done It Again. on the Omaha, Nebr. based label, Applause Records.


But these two sides not have a doo wop sound, A Side is instrumental and B Side have a rockabilly sound.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

TED NEWMAN & THE ACCENTS (Rev Records)


Ted Newman was born in South Dakota on May 6th 1939 and were present in The Complete Book Of Doo Wop as...

TED NEWMAN & THE ACCENTS.

-I Double Dare You / None Of Your Tears. Rev Records-1957.

Complete information at; http://www.colorradio.com/ted-newman.html

To Listen or Download A Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/xsnr3w1h8nxbyjk0ksno

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE 45's... TERRY & THE CROWNS



TERRY & THE CROWNS.

-Shelly My Love / Teenage Romance. Harvey Records.

Recorded on the early 1960's but not released until 1977, vocal group led by Terry Haber.

Value; $8

Download at;

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Available on Youtube...



Friday, July 25, 2014

THE FOUR SEASONS ( Gone & Vee Jay Records)


Fankie Valli's Four Seasons from Newark, New Jersey were present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record Guide with 17 recordings on the Gone and Vee Jay label.

Complete information at; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_%28band%29


From the mentioned labels and according to the book, their most valuable recordings were...

-Bermuda / Spanish Lace. Gone Records-1962.

-Big Girls Don't Cry / Connie-O. Vee Jay Records-1962.

-Walk Like A Man / Lucky Ladybug. Vee Jay Records-1962.

-Soon (I'll Be Home Again) / Ain't That A Shame!. Vee Jay Records-1963.

-Peanuts / Stay. Vee Jay Records-1963.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

78rpm ACETATE_Little Orange Annie...


Unknow teen doo wop artist from a 78rpm acetate with the song _Little Orange Annie.

Maybe this never released commercially.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GROUP HISTORY (26)...


In this time I present three groups without history, yes, without history.

They only recorded in 1963 for an album proyected by the Dj Lou Dean from the Night Train Dance Show at the Bay Shore Roller Rink in Long Island, NY. and nothing more was heard of them.


THE EL RAYS.

They singing together 9 months, all hail from  Brentwood, L. I. the group consisted of Lenny Suma, age 17 (1st tenor), Yvonne Slater, age 15 (Lead), John Vilardi, Age 17 (2º Tenor), Paul Rey, age 17 and Frank Mosqueria, age 18. They recorded for the album the songs_So Young / Hey Senorita.

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THE GEMS.

They have been singing together since early 1963. The group consisted of  Al Thomas, age 16 (Lead), Frank Scaduto, age 21 (1st tenor), Richie Cunningham, age 18 (2º Tenor), Bobby Delgado, age 18 (Baritone) and Johnny Perz, age 20 (Bass). They recorded the songs_Gloria / I Wish That We Were Married.

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THE FIVE DESTINES.

They singing together 8 months consisted of Ronnie Castoldi, age 18 (2º Tenor), Tony Presto, age 17 (Lead), Bryan Beveridge, age 17 (Baritone), "Buzz" Little, age 17 (1st Tenor) and Al Bartolotta, age 18 (Bass). They recorded the song_Tell Me Heart.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE ROULETTS....


The Rouletts were a Pittsburgh Doo-Wop group in the late '50's Their members were: Frank Sedlak, John 'Jess' Jesulaitis, Bob Iseman, Tom Parker and Mike Pavlik.

Frank Sedlak was their music coordinator and shared lead vocals with Jess Jesulaitis and Bob Iseman.

These tracks were  from one of their practice sessions on December 21, 1958.

Thanks to...





Sunday, July 20, 2014

BY REQUEST....


THE ROOMATES.

- My Kisses for Your thoughts. Valmor Records.

Their rarest side!!.

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JONNIE & THE CyCLONES.

-I was Right and you were Wrong. McCady Records.

 https://app.box.com/s/p8he7qqo0cw0a60ixvyd





CAROL STERN & THE COMPANIONS.

-Mama, Mama, Mama!. Dove Records.

https://app.box.com/s/2bv15ksyymquao2jugqy






RICKY DARWIN.

The Creat Great Thinker.  Buzz Records.

https://app.box.com/s/3km02af2797fqijrowd4



Saturday, July 19, 2014

DOLORES HAWKINS (Okeh Records)


Dolores Hawkins from Brooklyn, NY. were present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record Guide as..

DOLORES HAWKINS & THE FOUR LADS.

-Heavenly Father / Rock Is My Bed. Okeh Records-1952.

-Each Time / Risin Sun. Okeh Records-1952.

See in this blog; The Four Lads.



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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

THE POPISH SOUND OF...THE FOUR LADS


Canadian group from Toronto formed in 1950 by members of St. Michael's Choir School, where they learned to sing.

The founding members were Corrado "Connie" Codarini (Bass),  John Bernard "Bernie" Toorish (Tenor); James F. "Jimmy" Arnold  (Lead), and Frank Busseri (Baritone and group manager).


Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record Guide with 39 recordings on the Columbia and Okeh label.

From the mentioned labels and according to the book, their most valuable recordings were...

-Heavenly Father / Rocks Is My Bed. Okeh Records-1952.

-Each Time / Risin Sun. Okeh Records-1952.

The above mentioned as Dolores Hawkins & The Four Lads.

-Somebody Loves Me / Thanks To You. Columbia Records 1952.

-The Girl On The Shore / Blackberry Boogie. Columbia Records-1952.

-Plending My Love / I've Been Thinking. Columbia Records-1955.


Complete information at; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Lads

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LINDA LAURIE (Rust Records)


Linda Laurie (real name Linda Maxine Gertz) born on 26 May 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. in 1958 with scholmate Susan Yellin from the Abraham Lincoln High School recorded as The Shades/Knott Sisters for Big Top Records (see in this blog).

Later recorded with the name of Linda Laurie for Glory and other labels and were present in the doo wop guides with...

-Prince Charming/ Soupin Up Your Motor. Rust Records-1960.

-Stay At Home Sue / Lazy Love. Rust Records-1962.

A Side is a answer to_Dion's Runaround Sue. with The Del-Satins as backup group.


Complete information at;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Laurie

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Monday, July 14, 2014

78rpm ACETATE....


This is the Tabby's side "My Darling" on Time records from 1959 BUT from a rare 78 rpm acetate (the group is unknow). this version is more long and with variations also the songwriter is different. maybe this is the original version later copied by the Tabbys.

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The Tabbys...



Sunday, July 13, 2014

REVIVAL YEARS...Subway Serenade


Vocal group from Long Island, NY. formed by Rich Peritore (Lead), Bob Emrick (Bass), Joe Ficarotto (Baritone), Rick Nicolini (Second Tenor) and Chris Mahoney (First Tenor).

Present in the doo wop guides with...

-That's My Girl / Out Of Sight Out Of Mind. Clifton Records-1980.

-White Crhistmas / What Are You Doing New Years Eve. Avenue D Records-1981.

-Hello/ How Sentimental Can I Be / Secret Love / Count Every Star. Clifton Records EP-1981.



To Listen or download_Hello, please visit;https://app.box.com/s/jhdm9vmepf4449nlbzz8

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Chessmen singing "Blue Moon" on TV (1964).


The Chessmen on Ted Mack 5/64' Feat. Billy Sims on Lead.



RAREST WHITE DOO WOP SIDE.....



LUCY ANN GRASSI & THE DEL-AIRES.

-Boy Crazy. Volcanic Records- ?.

This 45rpm is considered one of the rarest white group recording with a value of $1000 in the Kreiter's guide and with etiquette of only two copies are known.

-B Side_Scuba Duba. unafortunely I and many collectors have never heard.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

PICTURE SLEEVE...The Shades


1958 picture sleeve of the Shades (featuring The Knott Sisters) on London Records (original label, Big Top) with the side Sun Glasses b/w Undivided Attention by The Knott Sisters, present in The Complete Book Of Doo Wop.


Actually...

-A Side is perfomed by songwriter Mort Shuman on Lead with Doc Pomus's wife and other studio artists on the backup vocals.

-B Side actually were scholmates Linda Laurie and Susan Yellin from the Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, NY. singing as The Knott Sisters.

Later Linda recorded for Rust, Glory or Recona Records.

To Listen or Download_Sun Glasses. please visit;https://app.box.com/s/orkdisg9lt6jzielkgtd

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

THE 45's... DEL RAYS



DEL RAYS.

-Lily Maybelle / When We're Alone. Future Records-1958.

Value; $30

Download at;

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https://app.box.com/s/o1ut8qd89j4u0us6dlmr

2 sides on Youtube...


Friday, July 4, 2014

GROUP HISTORY (25)...




THE APOLLO BROTHERS (Cleveland & Locket Records).

In 1960 Ruben Guevara from  the North Hollywood High School and Paul (Pablo) Amarillas from Bosco High School in Montebello, California with another friend formed in California a vocal trio know as The Vanteens but with the exit of the hispanic duos as The Heartbreakers or the Carlos Brothers, Ruben and Paul became soon the duo know as The Apollo Brothers (name from a car club called, The Appollos).

Signed with Cleveland Records were recorded the sides_My Beloved One / Riot. The A Side written by Paul have a good airplay from deejay Alan Freed on KDAY. They performed at the El Monte Legion Stadium, Alan Freed’s Record Hop at Jordan High in Watts, Pacific Ocean Park, and various local television shows and were the first Chicano duo to be played as a VIP platter on KGFJ, a Los Angeles rhythm and blues station.

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With the popularity of the side Bob Keane from Del-Fi Records re-released the disc on the Locket label without any success. In the70’s Guevara singing as Lead on the Zappa’s group, Ruben & the Jets.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

THE ROYAL ROCKERS ????


The Royal Rockers with two previously unreleased tracks on Darl Records, the A side_Where Can She Be. is a nice ballad, while the flip_Scramble. is a motorcycle-inspired rave-up. Pressed on clear gold vinyl with a great picture sleeve.

Problaby recorded in 1959-60. and released in the 80's.

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The picture group is the same from CARLO & THE CUPIDS....

http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com.es/2009/05/carlo-cupids.html


Carlo & The Cupids  aka  The Royal Rockers ???.

Anybody knows if these two groups have some connection or if is a wrong  picture group sleeve?.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RAREST WHITE DOO WOP 78rpm Acetate



THE AQUANS.

-Challenge Of Love / Idol Of Love. Audiosonic acetate-?.

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THE FOUR COINS (MGM Records)


The Four Coins were a pop group from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania consisted of George Mantalis, James Gregorakis and brothers George and Michael Mahramas who put in 1955-59 seven songs in the Billboard list and were present in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide with...

-Pledging My Love / I Want A Littel Girl. MGM Records-1960.

To Listen or Download B Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/unf6zkq0bj06awxr8rku

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More info at; https://sites.google.com/site/pittsburghmusichistory/pittsburgh-music-story/doo-wop/the-four-coins


They continue recording until 1967. In 1966 they recorded the Ernie Maresca classic_Shout Shout. for Laurie Records.


To Listen or Download, please visit;https://app.box.com/s/92pekfkvda4vv135njd8

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See The Four Coins from the 1957 movie, Jamboree...





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SPECIAL REQUEST....

From the son of a member of the group, I receive a request about THE ALUMNI....


I not have information about they and only have their song enclosed in the doo wop guides _Will You Love Me Tomorrow. on Stacy Records in 1962 (with the B Side_Did You Ever).

To Listen or Download, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/km0qbdmvvadwrl3eyrr6

The disc was re-released under the group name of THE CLASSMATES....If anyone have information about they, let me know...



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Monday, June 30, 2014

REVIVAL YEARS...The Blue Stars

Vocal group quintet featured Louis De Carlo (lead and first tenor), Tony Millone (lead and second tenor), Jack Scandura (lead and second tenor), Bobby Thomas (lead and baritone) and Ken Mewes (lead and bass). Formed in Queens, New York, USA, in 1974, they drew membership from several previous local groups, including Ricky And The Hallmarks (Scandura), the Devotions, Mr. Bassman and Symbols (De Carlo), Jordan And The Fascinations and Boulevards (Thomas) and Fulton Fish Market (Millone).


Millone departed to be replaced by Larry Galvin (himself formerly of the Velvet Five).

The group recorded...

-Erlene / My Love Never Die. Arcade Records-1976.

-I Only Have Eyes For You / Hey Pretty Baby. Arcade Records-1976.

-Can't We Be Sweetheart / Your Way. Arcade Records-1977.

-Love Is The Thing / False Alarm. Clifon Records-1991 (recorded in 1988).

When they separated, some of the group formed The Blendaires on Arcade Records.

To Listen or Download_My Love Never Die. please visit;https://app.box.com/s/7m471lgqhdvursot7pqg

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

ACETATE....


50's RECO-ART CO. 45 rpm ACETATE from a popish white vocal group (unknow) with the sides_BUTTERBALL / FORTUNE COOKIE.

Anyone kwo who is this group?.

To Listen or Download A Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/u72vgwz3pz6totfm8p6v

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