Sunday, April 5, 2020

RARE PHOTO...THE SKYLINERS...JUBILEE Records


Today this blog offers another rare photo to see, it is the original publicity photo of the Skyliner's group that recorded for Jubilee records.

More information at; http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2009/11/skyliners-2nd-group.HTML

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Friday, April 3, 2020

NEW CD... WHITE DOO-WOP TREASURES 1958-1963.



A new double CD  are available on eBay with 40 classic white doo wop songs as...

JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT / NINO AND THE EBB TIDES -LIFE IS BUT A DREAM / DION-TONIGHT / JAY AND THE AMERICAN-BRISTOL STOMP / THE DOVELLS-I CAN’T BELIEVE / DINO AND THE DIPLOMATS-WHEN YOU’RE ALONE / DONNIE AND THE DELCHORDS-COME ON LITTLE ANGEL / THE BELMONTS -YOU BELONG TO ME / THE DUPREES-TEARDROPS FOLLOW ME / THE DEL-SATINS-SHERRY / THE 4 SEASONS-REMEMBER THEN / THE EARLS-LUCKY LADYBUG / THE 4 SEASONS...

If you are interested visit; https://www.ebay.com/itm/V-A-WHITE-DOO-WOP-TREASURES-1958-1963-JAPAN-2-MINI-LP-CD-C94/353025260525?

From Puerto Rico...Miguel Poventud


The Kid Miguel Poventud from Guayama in Puerto Rico recorded in 1957 two Frankie Lymon classic tunes in spanish for Embassy records with the accompaniment of the the vocal group Los Menores (The Minors)

.-Promise to Remember as "Prometo Recordarte".

-I Want You To Be My Girl as "Quiero que seas mi amor".


To Listen or Download "Prometo recordarte" please visit; http://www.box.net/shared/2iibvcir4z

LISTEN on youtube...



Thursday, April 2, 2020

BOBBY & THE ORBITS aka BOBBY GRAYSON & THE ORBITS


Band based out of Huntington, Long Island, NY consisted of Bobby Groccia (lead guitar and vocals), Joe Boccia (drums), Joe Di Bartolo (bass guitar) and Bobby's sister Mary Jane  (accordion and vocals).


The band are present in the doo wop guides (really they have a poor doo wop sound) as...

BOBBY & THE ORBITS.

-Felicia / Bandstand Dance. Seeco records-1959.

-Teenage Love / What Do I Say. Secco records-1960.

-Your Cheating Heart / I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance. Gone records-1962.


LISTEN...



BOBBY GRAYSON & THE ORBITS.

-Look Over Here Girl / I'll Follow You. Jamco records-1963.


The Band have unreleased doo wop songs as "Fool".

LISTEN...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

JERRY PAUL & THE PLEBES aka JERRY PAUL


Gerald Paul "Jerry" Hirshberg  was an American automotive designer, industrial designer  and president of Nissan Design International since the late 60s until is death in 2019 but in his teenager years he formed his doo wop group Jerry Paul & The Plebes in the Ohio state University.

He sang the lead voice and play guitar.


The group recorded as...

 Jerry Paul & The Plebes.

-I'll Be True / Isle of Agua. Studio records-1958.

As Jerry Paul.

-Sparkling Blue / I Want Back My Ring. Great records-1959.

-Oh Boy / Step Out. Holiday records-1960.

LISTEN...

The Jerry Paul & The Pebles songs are not available on YouTube, but I have heard them and their song "I'll Be True" is a ballad with a White vocal group sound.





Tuesday, March 31, 2020

THE CASINOS...Name, Terry and Fraternity records


In 1958 The Casinos of_Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye. fame were know as The Legends (top and bottom photos) consisted of J. T. Sears (Lead), Ray White (Vocal and Guitar), Roger West (Tenor) and Jack Kenneddy. They started in the Woodward high school in Cincinnati, Ohio and played in local nightclubs, record hops and street corners Soon after, Gene Hughes was invited to join the group.


They signed Carl Dopkins Jr. as their manager he changed his name to The Casinos and in the summer of 1958 recorded for an independet label, Name Records, the sides_Do You Recall  / Teacher. with J.T. Sears on lead the record was reissued in 1960 on Olympic and in 1964 on Itzy Records with different versions of the Name's songs.


To Listen or Download "Do You Recall" please visit; http://www.box.net/shared/91svrzc9rb

Or go to YouTube...



The A side have a ocal airplay and the group perfomed on Dick Clark's "Caravan of Stars" when this celebrate his show in Cincinnati.


After this recording, the group underwent several changes (which would be a constant from now on). Jack Kennedy left  and was replaced by Joe Patterson, shortly after Roger West left for military service and the group was innactive until 1964 when recorded two singles for Terry Records...

 -Gee Whiz / Lovely One.

 -Too Good To Be True / That's The Way. (Later reissued on Airtown records)

LISTEN...



In this time only two original members are present in the group Hughes and White.


In  1965 the group signed with Fraternity records where in late 1966 recorded the national hit (#6) "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye". In this recording the members were Gene Hughes, Ray White, Bobby Amstrong and Mickey Denton with a five man band.


In the doo wop guides only two Fraternity's recordings are mentioned...

-Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / I Still Love You.

-Please Love Me / When I Stop dreaming.

Watch a performance on television in 1967...


Monday, March 30, 2020

RAREST PHOTO...The Lydells

This blog once again offers you an exclusive photo rarely seen on the sites dedicated to the doo wop music.

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THE LYDELLS.

1964 Ly-Dell's; Top, Gary Young. Bottom L to R; Chuck Hatfield, Billy Shield and Jackie Butler.

More information at; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-ly-dells-aka-len-dells-aka-four-cats.html


Friday, March 27, 2020

New songs on youtube.


Visit my youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/user/whitedoowopcollector

To listen to my latest uploaded songs as...

Edwin Bruce's  "Part Of My Life" in 1958 for Sun records.

and  MANY MORE!

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

MISS NICOLLET with The Novelairs


Singer-songwriter Nicollet Tady from Rock Island, IL is featured on Jeff Kreiter's vocal group record guide with..


 MISS NICOLLET Vocal accompaniment by The Novelairs.
 
-His Name is BIll / Crazy Over You. Shar records-1960.
 
 
She wrote these two songs as well as other songs including "You Don't Love Me Anymore" recorded by Ricky Nelson also she recorded some songs for Decca records.
 

LISTEN...

 


 


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

THE 45's...GENE FISHER & THE MYSTICS.



GENE FISHER & THE MYSTICS.

Arizona TX.

Gene Fisher, Larry Marker (bass), Rich Cavanaugh (guitar), Toni Scott (guitar) and Warren Hoffman (drums).

-Remember (You're My Girl)   / Listen to Me. Plateau records-1962.

Value; $100

LISTEN...


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

BABS TINO...Kapp records


Babs Tino from Philadelphia is present in the Jeff Kreiter's Vocal group record guide with...


-Great Things / Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde. Kapp records-1963.


LISTEN...

Monday, March 23, 2020

A very rare 45 rpm EP on ebay.


It is not in perfect condition, but it is a very rare EP since it was released only locally.


Ep pressed in the late 50's by the disc jockey Arnie"Woo Hoo" with three rockabilly singers and one doo wop group winners of their dance contest in Cambridge, Mass. the white group was The Dal-Tones with the song "Bonnie". this disc was never comercially available.

If you are interested visit;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233535309596

Listen to it ....

Sunday, March 22, 2020

THE CENTURIES...Rich records


I have found another error in the book "The Complete Book of Doo Wop" this time by the Centuries in Rich records, because although one of their songs "Lonely Girl" (not listed in the mentioned book) has a "Teen" sound, the rest of their songs it cannot be considered with a doo wop sound.

THE CENTURIES.

-Id' Cry For You. Rich records-1963.

-Just today / Don't Let If Fade Away. Rich records-1963.


Complete information about they at; https://garagehangover.com/centuries/

LISTEN...



Friday, March 20, 2020

45 rpm..The rarest of..The Belmonts


Perhaps the rarest doo wop 45 rpm of the Belmonts because it is a disc made in Hong Kong with the "Life Is But A Dream" side not released in US.

LISTEN...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

UNKNOW GROUP ( doo wop acetate )

 

Acetate without the name of the group and without the name of the song.

Any information about the group and the song will be appreciated.

LISTEN...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

RARE PHOTO..Tony Morra

This blog offers you another rare photo rarely seen on the rock & roll & doo wop pages.
 
A publicity picture of TONY MORRA on Du-Well records.

Click to enlarge...
 
 

Monday, March 16, 2020

DOO WOP TEEN GIRL GROUP...JINX


Another 45 rpm not listed in my books, but I think it deserves to be in them because it has a good girl group sound from 1964.


Listen and decide if this disc are a good candidate to appear in the doo wop guides.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

THE MONTEREYS...Saturn records


Band from New Jersey with Russ Herbstsomer on lead vocal and guitar ( he wrote many of the songs for the band) managed by Mr. Raio of  Raio & Raio records.


They are present in the doo wop guides with...
 
-Oh Cheryl / Bran Chin Out . Saturn  / Hillside records-1965.
 
-My Girl ( Wa Wa Diddy Bop) / With You. Saturn records-1965.
 
LISTEN...
 
 
 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

A SELECTION OF DOO WOP CD's.

If you are an Ebay user you can find a good selection of CD's with many white groups that will make you have a good time listening to them.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

UNLISTED WHITE DOO WOP


This 45 rpm is not listed in any of the doo wop guides that I have, but it seems to me a good candidate to appear in them.



TEEN NOTES.

-Girl In My Dreams / Crazy Date. M C records-19??.

LISTEN...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Carroll (Wild Red) Pegues And The Flames


Henry Carroll “Wild Red” Pegues (1940-1976) from Omaha, Morris County, Texas is present in the doo wop guides as...

Carroll (Wild Red) Pegues And The Flames / Background, The Singing Six.

 - Darling Jane / Blues Around My Door. GM records-1962.


Carroll is in the left in the below picture.



LISTEN...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

DEAN RANDOLPH ...colour photo


I think it is the first time it can be seen this photo in colour of Dean Randolph.

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More information at; http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2011/07/dean-randolphfalse-love.html

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats...TNT records


Jimmy Dee from San Antonio, Texas with his band The Offfbeats is present in The Complete Book of Doo Wop as...

Jimmy Dee and The Offbeats (with The Montclairs).

-Don't Cry No More / Henrietta. TNT records-1957. Dot records-1957.


But for me these two sides don't have a doo wop sound.

LISTEN...



Sunday, March 8, 2020

LONNIE RAY...Fame records


Dan Penn (born Wallace Daniel Pennington, November 16, 1941) is an American songwriter, singer, musician, and record producer who recorded under the names Lonnie Ray, Danny Lee, and finally Dan Penn.


As  Lonnie Ray he is present in the Jeff Kreiter's vocal group record guide with..

-Diamonds / Just As i Am. Fame records-1965.

But these two sides have a poor doo wop sound.

LISTEN...



Friday, March 6, 2020

THE HI-FIVES...on stage.


12 rare photos from 1957-58 of the white doo wop group THE HI-FIVES (Decca records) on stage.

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More info at: http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2008/11/white-group-photo-13.html


Thursday, March 5, 2020

THE CONEY ISLAND KIDS...Jubilee & Josie records


Multi group from Brooklyn formed for seven boys and five girls.

The boys are...Jerry Mandaro, Eddie Panarella, Joe Managas, Joe Carrino, Johnny Amabile, Vinnie Lamatina and Joe Igneri.

The girls are...Pat Hayes, Amelia Robustelli, Bunny Benzavenga, Roseanne Benzavenga and Pat Bono.

They cut a demo "Baby Baby You" and present this to Jubilee records where was released in 1955 with the B side " Moonlight Beach" under the name of the Coney Island Kids.

To Listen or Download A Side, please visit https://app.box.com/s/xnsadf13xzxlxfd7cr7l

Actually B side don't have to the group of boys and girls singing, this side is an istrumental song by Michael Chimes on harmonica and Tonny Mottola on guitar.

LISTEN...


The disc was very popular in New York city and a new recordd was born in February of 1956 "I Love It /  Red  Light Green Light"  on the subsidiary label Josie records.

Actually the A side only have three boys and three girls singing.

LISTEN...


In August 1956 was released on Josie " We Want A Rock & Roll President / The Thwistle Rock & the Wistle Roll"

LISTEN...



Alan Freed liked the sound of the group and signed the guys and girls for his movie Rock, Rock, Rock. They recorded with Josie "Pop Corn and Candy / Not you Pie Face. for the  movie but finally these two songs were cut from the movie and the group only appear as extras in the mentioned flm.

LISTEN...



In 1957 with the demand of the doo wop sound Jubilee/Josie records don't have any interest in the pop / rock sound of the  boys & girls and they dont recorded more and with their school graduations the group finally broke up.


At the end of 1959 Jerry Mandaro sang the leading voice together with some neighbors in a demo song called " You Want to go Steady" this never was released but in 1960 The Paramounts recorded this song as "Girl Friend".The Dahills also recorded the Jerry's demo and this was released in 1976 for Clifton records.

LISTEN...



LISTEN...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

THE 45's...THE TOP HITS


THE TOP HITS.

-Love No One / Thum-a-Lum-a.  Norman records-1961.

Value; $600

A side reissued on Jaguar records.

LISTEN...2 sides...



Tuesday, March 3, 2020

THE MONTERAYS...Sahara records


Band formed in East Syracuse, New York in 1962 originally by Jack Abert (bass guitar/Hawaiian guitar), John Wisnewski (guitar/vocals), Larry Landry (rhythm guitar) and Jack Holton, who was soon replaced by Tommy Forrest (drums/lead vocals).



They are present in the Jeff Kreiter's Vocal group record guide with...

-You Belong  to My Heart / Very Last Day. Sahara records-1966.

Side A has some words in Spanish and the two sides of this record has a poor doo wop sound.

LISTEN...