Friday, January 15, 2021

2 Acappella Doo Wop ACETATES 7" 45rpm

Rare two acappella acetates (one side) of the acappella group The Monteys (one of they have written the name of the group as The Montays) with the songs "If You Love Me" and "Teardrops".


These two songs were released as The Monteys in 1965 on the Times Square acappella album "ACAPPELLA - The Sound of The City".


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sad news ... Ed Engel

Has died at 74 due to Covid-19 Ed Engel from Crystal Ball records, one of the largest white doo wop diffusers with hundreds of vinyls and Compact discs dedicated to white groups.

Thank you very much for making us all enjoy with your work, you will always be a reference for us, rest in peace.

One of his first works was there in 1976 with this 45 rpm (it is rumored that he sang in the choirs).

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THE 45's...Joey & The Impressions

 

JOEY & THE IMPRESSIONS.

-The Week Is Over / Lonesome Teenager. Cagg records-1962.

Value; $200

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

JIMMY VOYTEK & THE KNIGHTS...Caper records

 

This Rockabilly and Country singer from Miami, FL is present in the Jeff Kreiter guide with...

-Close Your Eyes / Why. Caper records-1959.

Relocated to Nashville in 1976, died of a heart attack in 1980 at the age of 42.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

PHOTO...Dion DiMucci

Original publicity photo of Laurie records by singer Dion DiMucci in very good condition and in a large size.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

White Doo Wop LP's

If you like old vinyl, below you can see some LP's from white doo-wop groups that are available on Ebay.



The Dovells.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124047080065



The Skyliners.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373151515266



The Ly-dells.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224301162730



Dante & The Evergreens.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363246136694



The Innocents.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184608457157



The Mellokings.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363246282710


Saturday, January 9, 2021

THE RUNAWAYS...Teensound records

Group led by Bill Reichert (later with the Long Island Group The Dedications and Pittsburgh group The Holidays) In picture above, original members L to R - Bill Reichert, Joey Gioia, Tony Petrocelli and Sam Wood who was later with the Sparrows Quartet.

The group was originally called The Runarounds and toured as such for over a year performing throughout the tri-state area.

In 1963 they signed by Teensound records where recorded the songs  "Teenage Style / Kangaroo Hop". The week before the 45 rpm was going to press and production, The Regents of "Barbara Ann" fame, changed their name to The Runarounds and released their record titled "Runaround"...thus the name of the group change to The Runaways.

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The group have two unreleased sides from this session  "Laughing with Tears in my Heart" and "Shake" which were later released on Ed Engel's label Crystal Ball Records in 1978 as The Runnaways.

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Friday, January 8, 2021

HOWIE BUTLER & THE REFLECTIONS...Gaity records

Howard "Howie" Frank Butler of Grand Forks, MN was the lead singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of a band know as Howie Butler & The Reflections who recorded for Gaity records in 1960 the sides "Treasure of Love / Have A Good Time".

This recording is present in the Complete Book of Doo Wop, but as you can hear they don't have a doowop sound and is another error of this doo wop music guide.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

DOO WOP TRIPLE STEREO

It is not in very good condition, but the LP of The Fire Flies recorded in triple stereo is up for auction on eBay.

Perhaps some of you are not familiar with this sound technique (also used in a Donnie & the Dell Chords LP) and which consists in that depending on the button of the sound channel is turned, for example in the central position, you can hear the vocal group sing with instrumentation, in the right position, only the vocal group is heard without instruments, and in the left position, only the instruments are heard.

It is in bad condition, but if you are interested click here;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114613819509

Donnie & The Dell Chords Triple Stereo LP;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303816739981


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

PHOTO ... The Dovells

 Two beautiful and rare color photos of The Dovells group.

Click on them to see in their real size.

Monday, January 4, 2021

ADDIE LEE...End records

Singer and actress Addie Lee (also know as Adrienne Lawner on Rapid records and as Adrienne Barrett on the 1950s B-grade horror movies) is present in the doo wop guides with..

ADDIE LEE.

-Please Buy My Record / C' Mon Home. End records-1958.


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Sunday, January 3, 2021

THE HI-LITERS...THE TRADEWINDS...THE DEBONAIRES

If anyone is familiar with any of these groups and has information, please detail it in the comments, thanks in advance.





Friday, January 1, 2021

RARE PHOTO ... Debbie & The Diplomats

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Original publicity photo of the group Debbie & The Diplomats from Chicago with Debbie Kelly in the leading voice present in the doo wop music guides with...

 "Burnin 'The Torch / Unchangeable Heart". Stepheny Records-1958.

In this recording they have a pop sound and I think it shouldn't be in the doo wop guides.

A rare photo difficult to see.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

BILLY CASHER...Picture Sleeve

1961 picture sleeve of Billy Casher on Epic records with the songs "Give Her Back" / "No Matter What I Do". Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record guide with a value of $ 30 but this guide not mentioned this picture.

Really Billy Casher is Al Kasha an Brooklyn singer, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, keyboard player and winner of two oscars.

In his early days he was the manager of the white group The Four Evers and they backed him up in the above mentioned songs.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

JERRY MANOLAS...Coral records

 

Jerry Manolas from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania is present in the Jeff Kreiter guide with...

-Midnight Dreams / Fools. Coral records-1958.

Read a little bio about this artist from an old newspaper here...

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Monday, December 28, 2020

New songs on YouTube

In these days of Christmas holidays I have taken the opportunity to upload a handful of new songs to my YouTube channel, some of them for the first time on YouTube like this one from The Pledges "I'm Sorry" from 1959 for Hamilton records.

This song by The Pledges is a studio recording by singer Bob Mahoney (of the group The Haciendas, see in this blog) with the vocal support of his wife, Dottie, his sister Zella Yurak and a friend of these, Sally Terese and also some male studio singers.

Listen to them here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa883z9Zi_5-6Yul5UMe20A

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Very rare to see ... 45 rpm ... THE SWAYDES

One of their songs is available on YouTube, however it is very difficult to see the 45 rpm vinyl of The Swaydes on Accolade records from 1965 with the songs "Remember Me / Look Out For Him".

This recording is present in Jeff Kreiter's guide, but does not appear in the book "The Complete Book of Doo Wop".

Click to enlarge.

Made in 1965 it is considered one of the last white doo wop recordings.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

RICHIE ROBIN ... Gone records

Richie Ciocco from South Philadelphia signed in 1959 with Gone Records in New York owned by George Goldner where he would record four singles (two in Gone and two more in Goldisc) one of them present in the doo wop music guides under the name de Richie Robin ....

-Strange Dreams / Branded. Gone records-1959.

This recording had the vocal support of a mix of black female singers with male white pop singers which made its sound unattractive to teenagers of the late 50's.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

DION DIMUCCI... Original photo and drawing

Drawing of Dion DiMucci made by Esoterica Art Agency (Look for them on the internet) based on a 60's photo of said singer.

Look at the drawing and the original photograph below, I think it is a very good artistic work.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

THE 45's...Songspinners


SONGSPINNERS.

-Bobbie / Duffy. Leila records-1958. 

Value; $60

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

THE MISSION BELLES...London records

Beat girl group from Greater London, England (Europe) with three sisters and a sister-in-law as members: Leader of the group Gertrude "Bunty" Brown (guitar, vocals) and her sisters Margaret Brown (bass, vocals) and Marion Brown ( guitar, vocals), who were twins, along with sister-in-law Laurie Brown (drums).


They are present in the Complete Book of Doo Wop with...

- Sincerely / When a Girl Really Loves You. London records-1965.

Very impressive harmonies, Unafortunely in 1965 the teenagers no longer appreciated this type of vocal harmonies.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

ACETATE...Claudia & The Blue Jays

Claudia & The Blue Jays with "Please Come Back" I suppose that is an unreleased teen doo wop side.

If anyone has information about this group, let me know.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

JOHNNY WILLIAMS & THE JOKERS...Pic records

 From The Complete Book of Doo Wop.


-JOHNNY WILLIAMS & THE JOKERS.

-Dearest Darling / Long Black Veil. Pic records-1961. (Really released in 1964).

Unfortunately another error present in this guide to doo wop recordings.


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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

MYSTERY RECORDING ... The Embers ... Julian Barnett ... The Talens

According to the biography of Mickey Newbury member of the group The Embers they recorded two 45 rpm for Mercury records, these two recordings appear in the doo wop music guides, also in this biography it is stated that The Embers recorded in the late 50's a 45 rpm for the record label Herald records, a recording that is not detailed anywhere.

Asking several collectors these have given me a possible answer to this mystery ...

Julian Barnett was an occasional member of the group The Embers, this singer has a recording on the Herald label in 1958 as ...


JULIAN BARNETT & THE TALENTS.

-Come Back To Me / Don't Walk Away.

Possibly The Talens are The Embers and this is the lost recording of Mickey Newbury's group.

If anyone has more information about it please post it.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

J. W. WARDEN & THE JOKERS...Simpson records

The Jokers a band formed originally in 1957 from Franklin in the county seat of Simpson County, Kentucky formed in 1959 by J. W. Warden (Lead), Tommy Gregory, John Gibson, Jack Forshee, Jimmy Palmer and Jimmy Swift are present in the doo wop guides with...

-Only a Tear / Sidewall Rock & Roll. Simpson records-1959.

Simpson records is the record label created by the band.

In this recording they are respalded by a local vocal  group know as The Gospel Five.



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