Thursday, October 2, 2014

LONNIE MAE (Fine Records)


LONNIE MAE with Gene & his Satelites.( Gene Cornish later was a member of the popular '60s blue-eyed soul band the Rascals).

-Record Hop Dream / I Cried A Teen Age Tear. Fine Records-1960.

This singer is not present in the doo wop books, but his song "I Cried a Teen Age Tear"  is a good candidate to be on all the doo wop guides.


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

THE 45's...THE FOUR HOLIDAYS



THE FOUR HOLIDAYS.

-Love Ya' Baby / I Don't Wanna Go to School. Verve Records-1960.

Value, $15

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

THE FOUR BUDDIES (Coral Records)



THE FOUR BUDDIES.

-Hurt / Moonglow & Theme From "Picnic". Coral Records-1960.

-The Light / Cin Cin (Che Bell). Coral Records-1961.

The Complete Book Of Doo Wop has assigned the realization of these singles in 1961 and 1962.

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Joseph S. Powe's SONGCRAFTERS


Really I don't know if this chorus group is completely black, interracial or if they backup to a white lead singer but if know that their side_Please Tell Me (b/w_Open Up Your Door) recorded in 1961 for Anton records (only present in the Kreiter's guide) have a good white doo wop sound.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

GROUP HISTORY (27)...



THE LIDOS (Band Box Records).

Band from the Aurora Central High School in Colorado (suburb of Denver) consisted of Gary Nale (Lead Guitar and Vocal), Gary Flick (Bass/Vocal), Dwight Silvis (Keyboards/Vocal) and Robert Sauner (Drums).

In mid 1964 they paid a recording session in the studio on West 41st. Ave. where recorded  the sides written by Gary_Trudi / Since I Last Saw You. A side dedicated to Gary's girlfriend. the band cut the sides in one hour or two at the outside (roughly 2 takes) in primitive conditions . This would explain the rather poor recording quality of the songs.

The songs were presentet to local label Band Box records owened by Vicky Morosan who in late 1964 released the sides as a Band Box #359 single.

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With the british invasion the band played several concerts for two years, but when some of its members left, dissolved without made ​​another recording.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MARTY VINE...Picture Sleeve


1960 Epic records picture sleeve of Marty Vine with the songs_Cheryl / Girl Of My Best Friend. present in the doo wop guides but none mentioned this sleeve.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TOM CALHOUN & THE PALESTOS (Tobar Records)


Popish white doo wop oriented side_Sunshine Girl. from 1960 on Tobar records by  TOM CALHOUN & THE PALESTOS from Youngstown, Ohio.


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Monday, September 22, 2014

THE FIVE GENTS (Crest Records)


Interracial group from the Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, NY (Northwest Westchester County - just South of Peekskill, NY and about 40 miles North of NYC). consisted of L to R on the above photo;  Joseph Lomando, J. Bunch, Robert Bunch, Donald Dixon, and David Bensky (Contra Bass). Joseph Lamando and David Bensky were white.


Music teacher, Mrs. Emma Price helped the group to participe in many local shows and then helped them get their first recording in 1958 with the sides_Rock With Me Marie.(written by Joe about a girl he liked) / I Never Told You. sold in the school book store and all of the local record shops in the Montrose and Peekskill, NY area for almost 1 year.


Actually the label is Golden Crest pressed only CREST as a private recording of 2000 copies with the group name of THE 5 "GENTS".



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When in 1958 Joe Lamando, Robert (Bob) Bunch, and Donald Dixon graduate and in 1959 James (Jim) Bunch and David Bensky put the end of the group.the group recorded many more songs but the whereabouts of these recordings is unknown.
 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

REVIVAL YEARS...The Enchantments


Group from Lindenhurst, N.Y. consisted of  Sal Cangialosi (Lead), John Mannino (1st Tenor), Moe Ferrari (2º Tenor), Tom de Santis (Baritone) and Frank Amico (Bass).

In 1979 recorded for Rogue records the 45 rpm...

-Good Old Acappella / I Could Never Love Another.

And the Lp THE ENCHANTMENTS "Present Acappella".


To Listen or Download_Good Old Acappella. please visit; https://app.box.com/s/99e58dxdkuepxm1c3h33

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THE 45's...BOBBY STEGAR & THE IV HOLIDAYS


BOBBY STEGAR & THE IV HOLIDAYS.

-Pirate Of Love / The Whippoorwill. Buddha Records-?.

Value; $25

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FRANKIE VAL...picture sleeve


1962 picture sleeve of Frankie Val on Fee Records with the sides_Twistin On The Moon / Mr. Echo (A side without group). mentioned in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide with a value of  $300.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

THE CAMPANIONS ( Dee Dee Records)


THE CAMPANIONS (actually their correct name is, The Companions).

Joe Mendoni (left), Mike McLaughlin (center), Richie Green (right) and Gilbert Cruz (crouching down with the bongo).

Richie also singing with The Del-Satins.

Present in the doo wop guides with...

Dorothy, My Moster / I Want A Yul Brynner Haircut. Dee Dee Records-1964.

Thanks to;  http://the-oob-blog.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/looking-for-yul.html

To Listen or Download B Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/2ljslfho6di0bm72ipcb

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PETE BENNETT & THE EMBERS (Sunset Records)


Another mistake from... The Complete Book Of  Doo Wop...

PETE BENNETT & THE EMBERS.

-Fever / Soft. Sunset Records-1961.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

THE BLUE VELVETS (Christy Records)


John Fogerty (guitar and backvocals); Stu Cook (piano and backvocals) and Doug Clifford (drums) from the Portola Jr. High, in the East Bay San Francisco Suburb of El Cerrito were a band know as The Blue Velvets.

In the end of 1959 back-up to James Powell, a black singer from Richmond, CA. in their recording for Christy Records_Beverly Angel / Lidia. present in the Kreiter's guide.


The band was uncredited in this recording and later were know as Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Complete information at;  http://www.creedence-online.net/history/

To Listen or Download A Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/geix3oawggacqu9z19yx

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

THE VICE-ROYS (Ramco Records)


Interracial group stationed at Luke Air Force Base West of Phoenix,AZ formed by (L to R on the above picture) Al Linde, Paul Robertson, Bob Zoidis, Charles " Pedro" Buford and Henry Truesdale.

In August, 8, 1962 backed by the Mike Metko Combo recorded the sides_My Heart / I Neer You Love So Bad.  released by Ramco Records in the end of 1962. The label only pressed 300 copies and today this recording is considered very rare with a value in the Kreiter's guide of $1500.


To Listen or Download A Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/rfugv8sf92z8xabewk5y

2 Sides on Youtube...



Linde, Zoidis and Buford later recorded for Ramco as Brother Zee & the Decades (see in this blog).

The group have the unreleased sides_Sunday Kind Of Love. and_Yancy.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

THE NITECAPPERS_After the Twist



THE NITECAPPERS.

-After the Twist / Scotties Twist. Apex Records-?

A Side is an unlisted oriented doo wop song. B Side is rockin instro.



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

THE FOUR COUNTS (Josie & Charm Records)


Available on Youtube the complete discography of The Four Counts...


-Yum-mee, Yum-mee / Cuckoo. Josie/Go Records-1958.

-I Love You With All My Heart / Rock & Roll Is Good Four The Soul. Charm Records-1958.

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Unreleased sides?...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BROTHER ZEE & THE DECADES (Ramco Records)


In 1963 three members of The Vice-Roys (see in this blog) on Ramco Records, from L-R on the picture above; Al Linde, Bobby Zoidis and Charles "Pedro" Buford, recorded together for this label as Brother Zee & The Decades.

-Sha Boom Bang / Smokey The Bear. A Side is an awesome re-imagination of the Rivingtons classic_Papa-Oom Mow-Mow.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HELP with RAY CLAUSON & THE TEEN TOPS


Ray Clauson & The Teen Tops (aka The Continentals) were a band from the Narimasu High School in Tokyo, Japan. formed by Ray Clauson, Joanie Seitz, Grant Williams, Sue Clauson (Ray's sister), bassist Tom Robinson, drummer Terry Shane and Charley Brown, they were long-time members. Singer Anita D'Elosua and guitarist Jim McConville stayed only a short time.


Complete information at,  http://www.reocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/2275/bands.html


They recorded in japan several singles and one album with songs as_Little Star, I Hear Bells, Till...

I would hear some song of this group, anyone have any available?


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

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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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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.

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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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