Sunday, July 20, 2014

BY REQUEST....


THE ROOMATES.

- My Kisses for Your thoughts. Valmor Records.

Their rarest side!!.

https://app.box.com/s/eileeexvoe9c87xp19gk





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.

To Listen or Download, please visit;https://app.box.com/s/ax61d8talg0yqtjz9dpt

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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;

https://app.box.com/s/th6f7ex5x560jsc3sbx2 

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-?.

Download at;

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Available on Youtube...



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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Saturday, June 28, 2014

THE EXCLUSIVES_Blue Moon


The Exclusives from Newark, NJ. on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour singing_Blue Moon.



BILLY JOE ROYAL (Fairlane Records)


Billy Joe Royal from Valdosta, GA is present in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide with...

-We Haven't A Moment To Lose / Never In A Hundred Years. Fairlane Records-1961.

More info at; http://www.answers.com/topic/billy-joe-royal

To Listen or Download A Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/aqrzvobwp557kprikff9

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Friday, June 27, 2014

JOHNNY BRONAY & THE MAGICS_I'll Pray


The Magics from left to right; Ron Metty (Baritone), Bob McNamara (Tenor), George Muller (Lead) and Tony Digregorio (Bass).

Ron and Tony were from Ridgewood, Queens, NY and Bob and George ere from Richmond Hill, Queen, NY. in 1961 were asked to sing back up for Al Brown's vocalist, Johnny Bronet aka Bronay on Aljon Records with the sides_I'll Pray / Billet D' Amour.

The label promised two record deals which never materilized, singing in all of five boroughs for two and a half years and as time moved in different directions, Ron worked for PANAM/DELTA 1962-2002,George owned a tire comp,Bob became an officer in Suffolk Cty and Tony stayed as a painter for the city of New York.


To Listen or Download A Side, please visit; https://app.box.com/s/7ouyu250l46k626b3udu

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

THE VALATONES...Ultra-rare NJ doo-wop 45 rpm studio acetate


A 45 rpm studio acetate of a never-released single by a doo-wop group from New Jersey named THE VALATONES. The date listed on the labels is Feb. 15, 1964. The sides were _So Many Precious Things. and_Gemini Baby.

This comes from the collection of a longtime NYC sound engineer and may be one of a kind. It may also be the only existing recording of this music.

To Listen or Download, please visit;

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Monday, June 23, 2014

BY REQUEST....

THE DIAMONDS.

-Holding Your Hand. Mercury Records.

https://app.box.com/s/bre8n2mq1i1xmbd7zwu2




THE TERRY SISTERS.

-When I Stop Loving You. Utona Records.

https://app.box.com/s/29swxajaxpkh8wgxfrtl




SUSAN & TERI.

-Alibis. Alley Records.

https://app.box.com/s/yxy53xa0457h09egyfmu



Saturday, June 21, 2014

THE BOPTONES... On Ted Mack Amateur Hour


March 8, 1958 with_At The Hop....



March 15, 1958 with_At My Front Door...



THE BOPTONES.


From Brooklyn consisted of Nick Lampariello,Bob Kutner, John Ench and Dave Antebi, present in the doo wop guides with...

-I Had A Love / (be my) Pussy Cat. Ember Records-1958

-Running After You / Betty Jean. unreleased 1958 Ember sides (released in 1993)...

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THE POPISH SOUND OF...THE FOUR ACES


Pre-rock white vocal group from Chester, Pennsylvania consisted originally by Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney, Lou Silvestri, and Rosario "Sod" Vaccaro.


Present in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide with 45 singles recorded for Decca Records from 1951 to 1960.

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


They have song hits with_Tell My Why / Stranger in Paradise / Three Coins in the Fountain / Melody of Love / Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

THE 45's...THE OWLS



THE OWLS.

-So Lost / Kasavubu. Arden Records-?.

Value, $200

Download at;

https://app.box.com/s/h7qi88o1bgt304i0huw5 

https://app.box.com/s/owjb5cdais94s6o6jk3e

Available on Youtube...