Tuesday, October 27, 2020

JOE GRAYDON...Hamilton records

Big band vocalist, television host, personal manager and concert producer Joe Graydon from Washington, DC is present in the doo wop guides with...

-Again / It Happened to Me. Hamilton records-1959.


The A side was originally recorded in 1949 by Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra (Vocal chorus by Joe Graydon).

With the rise of the doo wop sound, Joe made the doowop version of that song in 1959 (some sources date this song from 1958, 59 and even 1960).

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Monday, October 26, 2020

The BELMONTS (Sealed College Radio CD)

Scarce college radio edition of this "THE BELMONTS featuring CARLO" 28-track CD compiled for Radio Airplay.


Click here; https://www.ebay.com/itm/203148768210

 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

THE ???????

Group Name; unknown

Place; unknown

Year; unknown

Maybe an amateur and unrecorded white group, even so is a very nice picture of a white group singing.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

THE CRYSTALAIRS...New CD

New CD available from the german group THE CRYSTALAIRS made by Crystal Ball records.

THE CRYSTALAIRS 'Now And Then'

28 tracks in all - half BRAND NEW material and half are lost sides that for some reason never made it to CD.

Click here; https://www.ebay.com/itm/284056160252



Friday, October 23, 2020

DION DIMUCCI ... young age

Photo taken at the Bell Music School where you can see a young Dion DiMucci playing the guitar with her classmates.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

THE MYSTICS...Joni records



From the Kreiter's guide, The Mystics from Louisville, KY formed by Dewey Hampton (Vocal), Diane Kirchner (Vocal), Carl Eckfoff (Keyboards), Vic Hayden (Vocal), Jim Lindell (Guitar), Buddy Carter (Bass Guitar) and Benny Devine (Drums) with...

-Paradise / I Got A Reason. Joni Records-1963


This group/band was formed in 1962 and were very locally popular with the above record. they back up to Little Anthony & The Imperials, Brenda Lee or The Drifters also singing in live acts with Roy Orbison, Ben E. King and Jerry Lee Lewis, in 1968 change their name to The Single Swingers but Jim Lindell's brother, Steve formed another Mystic's group and recorded the songs_What About Our Love / Ragtime. on the Trump label (no present in the doo wop guides).

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They have another good doo wop recording don't present in the doo wop guides...

Diane & The Mystics_Cry Baby Cry. Joni Records-1964.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

JOHNNY JACK GRECO...Update

I recently found this photo of Johnny Jack Greco from Pittsburgh which I am going to add to my 2014 post about this singer.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

THE ECHOES...Dolton records

Singer/composer/musician Don Robertson with country music singer Bonnie Guitar are present in the Complete Book of Doo Wop as...

THE ECHOES.

-Born To Be With You / My Guiding Light. Dolton records-1960. (Dolton is the record label owned by Bonnie).

In this recording they have a poor doo wop sound.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

PHOTO ... The Viscounts

Rare color photo of the group The Viscounts from UK.

Check out my past post on this group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2009/09/viscountsthat-stranger.html

Friday, October 16, 2020

DION DIMUCCI ... The Wanderer ... Sheet Music

If you are a fan of the singer Dion Dimucci and you have always wanted to sing one of her songs like the well-known "The Wanderer", I offer you the complete sheet music of that song so you can practice.

A rare sheet music published in the UK in 1962, click to enlarge.



Thursday, October 15, 2020

DICK CERO & The 4 Sounds ... Unlisted

This 45 rpm does not appear in any doo wop music guide as well as on the internet, but I think it is a good candidate to appear in them.

DICK CERO & The 4 Sounds.

-Beverly / No One But You. Adanti records-19??.

Listen to it.



Wednesday, October 14, 2020

DION DIMUCCI ... on stage

Rare photo of singer Dion DiMucci (formerly lead of Dion & The Belmonts) in full performance on stage with a guitar.

Perhaps a rare photo of this singer taken from the front row of the concert.

Place and date of this performance is unknown.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

BOBBY CALLENDER & THE DEL-SATINS.

 

Bobby Callender with...


..The Del-Satins...are present in the doo wop guides with...


-Beatty Dean / One By One. Sky records-1964.


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Sunday, October 11, 2020

PHOTO ... The Belmonts

Nice composition of the The Belmonts group photo and the sheet music of the song "Tell My Why". Another photo that should be hanging on the wall of every doo wop music fan.

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

90's european Doo Wop

Surely this German group from the late 90's, The C-Five is very little known by fans of doo wop music, but for my taste they have a very good white group sound from the 50's.

Listen to them...



ARTICLE ... Bruce Morrow

Article appeared at the end of the year 1960 detailing the beginnings of the Disk Jokey, Bruce Morrow also known as Cousin Brucie or Cousin Bruce Morrow.

In this article there are rare photos of doo wop groups such as Dion & The Belmonts, The Temptations (white group), The Turbans and Dickie Doo & The Don'ts.

Click to enlarge the photo and be able to read it easily.




Thursday, October 8, 2020

CHUCK THOMAS...Band Box records

 


Chuck Thomas (from The Four Chevelles) with ...



The Hitchhikers ... are present ...In the doo wop guides with ...


-Why Baby / Let Our Hearts Be Our Guide. Band Box records-1964.


In the Complete Book of Doo Wop as...Chuck Thomas & The Hitchhikers.

In the Jeff Kreiter guide as...Chuck Thomas & Group.

In the Band Box label as...Chuck Thomas with Johnny & The Hitchhikers.



And here the confusion begins.

Some sources say that The Hitchhikers were never on this recording, others say they were, but that the record label was wrong and labeled them Johnny & The Hitchhikers and lastly I think it is the correct theory that Chuck was back up by a girl group and that The Hitchhikers was the instrumental backing band.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

DEAN CHRISTIE...Select records


Dean Christie is present in the Complete Book of Doo Wop with the imitation of the Dion Dimucci sound in his songs recorded in 1962 for Select records "Heart Breaker / I'm A Loser".


A side reached number 87 in November 1962 on the Billboard Pop Hot 100.


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Sunday, October 4, 2020

RARE PHOTOS ... The Capri Sisters

Rare fan promo material of the white girl group The Capri Sisters on Newtown records in 1962.

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See my post about this group here; http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2008/12/capri-sistersim-gonna-wish-for-you.html

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Friday, October 2, 2020

REVIVAL YEARS...The Lar-Kings (Larkings)



Warren Tesoro (Lead), Gil Torres (Baritone), Jose Moro (2nd Tenor), Nelson Alvarez (1st Tenor) and Bernard Jones (Bass).

They are not present in the doo wop guides, but they did record a CD for Clifton records in 1997.


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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Chuck Mills...Band Box records




Chuck Mills from Wheat Ridge Co, is present in the doo wop guides with..

-Who Was The Fool / She's Mine-1959. 

-Who Was The Fool / Ding Dong-1960.

Actually the first record were pressed as THE MONARCHS featuring Chuck Mills and the second as CHUCK MILLS & The Monarchs.

These sides have a poor doo wop sound.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Rare 1958 unknow White Doo Wop group footage !

No name of the group is provided in the video, only this comment ... "This document would have been filmed by WFGA-TV of Jacksonville in the program entitled" The Velda Show "in 1958 with among others Johnny Tillotson before his first contract with Cadence records, most of the artists would be students of the Paxon High School, I miss information, if you recognize someone, do not hesitate to inform me "

As the author of the video says, if anyone has information about this group, let them know.

Don't forget to visit this channel for more television oddities.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

THE 45's...Alan & The Alpines



ALAN & THE ALPINES.

-Ginger Bread / Out of The Dusk. Elko records-1962.

Value, $60 (45 rpm rare to find).

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

RARE PHOTO...The Del-Satins

You are looking at a rare photo of the white group the Del-Satins dated November 1958 very few months after the group was formed, perhaps one of their first photos.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

A white group recording for the disc jockey.

On this occasion in this blog you can see a rarity from 1961, the letter sent to disc Jockey Joe Knight, a legendary Baltimore radio personality who was known to several generations of WFBR and WCBM listeners as "Joe Knight, the Knight of the Spinning Roundtable" . asking to be played on his radio show the song "Enchanted Summer" by The Bachelor Three.

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Spanish Doo Wop (México-1975)

My latest upload to my YouTube channel is the Spanish version of the Little Anthony & The Imperials classic doo wop song "Tears On My Pillow" performed in 1975 by the Mexican group, Los Rebeldes del Rock.

I think it is a version little known by the collectors of doo wop in Spanish.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa883z9Zi_5-6Yul5UMe20A/

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

WHITE DOO WOP ACETATE

 


THE UNIVERSALS

78 RPM demo Acetate "Shang a Lang Dang".

Great unreleased piece of White Doo Wop!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

THE UNIQUES...Unrecorded group?



Sorry, I could not find any information about this group as to whether they recorded any 45 rpm, if anyone has this information please comment, thank you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tony Conigliaro...Baseball & Records

 

Anthony Richard Conigliaro (January 7, 1945 – February 24, 1990), nicknamed "Tony C" and "Conig", was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Boston Red Sox (1964–67, 1969–1970, 1975) and California Angels (1971). Born in Revere, Massachusetts, he was a 1962 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Massachusetts. 

In 1965 he began to record songs, which he would do until the mid-70s. For RCA he recorded in 1965 the song "I Can't Get Over You" with a non-accredited backing group, this song has a good oriented doo wop sound for the year that is done.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

BOB & SHIRLEY & THE VALIANTS



BOB & SHIRLEY & THE VALIANTS.

This band from Denver, CO is present in the Jeff Kreiter vocal group record guide with...

-Your True Love / Consideration. Band Box records-1959.

A side is a Carl Perkins cover.



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