Monday, October 27, 2014



-Lonely World. DVL Records.


Philly Stomp. Coed Records.


Happy Man. Layne Records.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


THE ALTONES (Gardena Records).
THE NEW YORKERS (Park Ave. Records).

In 1959 brothers Tony and Al Mastry formed in California the duo THE ALTONES (using the first part of their names AL and TONY), Albert  play guitar and vocals and Tony guitar, bass, harmonica, and vocals. but soon they recruited two new musicans, Ray Sharkey ( drums) and Jack Freeman (keyboards).

The  group was managed by Jack Gerard who send the guys to the Gardena record label on southern California where in 1961 recorded the vocal side_Love me, Love Me. with the instrumental side_Cileen. Both wtitten by Tony and Al, in  late pressed copies the label acredited the B side to the Craftsmen. This same year the Los Angeles based label, Archer records, re-released the disc with a different B side_Summer Love. (a vocal group side).


The group have the unreleased sides_Little Girl / I Wonder Why.  Only with a moderate local airplay of their first record and with problems with their name (another group took the same name) they decided change this to the Beverly Hills Painters (Tony was a paint foreman at the Beverly Hills Hotel ) and signed with the Gateway label where in 1962 recorded_Believe Me / Model a Heap. Followeb by the unreleased Gardena sides but with a different tittles_ Five Foot Three / I Know Why. Later re-released on the Me’ Meow label.



Without luck in the charts the group disbanded and Tony & Al continue in the music business as record producers and songwriters. Tony passed away in 1997 and Albert in 2002.

Additional note.

In the Kreiter's book is listed _I Know Why /Little Girl 5'3. by the New Yorkers on Park Ave. records in 1961, these two songs are the same as the Beverly Hills Painters second record on Gateway records. I think the date of this recording (1961) is wrong and that is a re-recording of the 70's. Anyone with information on this matter?.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

KENNY AMBROSE (Hamilton & Willet Records)

Kenny Ambrose from Duquesne, Pittsburgh, PA  is present in the doo wop guides with...

-Don’t Be A Fool For Love / Come On And Marry Me. Hamilton Records-1958.

-Your Love, Is My Love / Won’t You (Love Me Baby). Willet Records-1959.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I really do not know if the singer pictured above is the same person who sings these songs.

I think so, which is probably the same person, but I cannot confirm. If anyone has Info About Maria Mae please share with us.


-Teenage Love / Till the End of Our Days. Phantom Records-1961.

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Friday, October 17, 2014



-Queen of All the Girls / Broke Up. Mercury Records-1959.

Value; $30

This group is listed in the doo wop guides but they not have a doo wop sound.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Daddy Cool is an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1970 with the original line-up of Wayne Duncan (bass, Vocals), Ross Hannaford (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Ross Wilson (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Gary Young (drums, vocals) present in the U. S. Kreiter's Vocal Group Record Guide with...

-I'll Never Smile Again / Daddy Rocks Off. Sparmac / Reprise Records-1972.

-I'll Never Smile Again / Same Flip. Reprise Records-1972.

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1971 live perfomance with the classic doo wop song_Gee...

Another oriented doo wop side...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

EMMY ORO (Chelsea Records)

Emilia Grimaldi from Queens, New York is present in the doo wop guides as EMMY ORO with...

-*Is It a Sin / Fish House Function. Chelsea Records-1961 as Emmy Oro & The Rhythm Escorts.

-*Is It A Sin / Some Of These Days. Chelsea Records-1962 as Emmy Oro.

Back up band; The Keynotes, *Back up group, The El Domingos or, is the group the Rendezvous on Rust?.

The Chelsea label. from New York label was formed in November 1960 by Frank Allen, and Michael and Richard Orofino.

Emmy was married to Michael J. Orofino, she was the aunt of singer Jimmy Wilde (see in tis blog). Emmy Oro passed away in 1982 from Cancer.

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Monday, October 13, 2014


THE JADES (Christy records).

The Jades were a five members group from San Francisco area listed as a white group but really it is unknown if they are completely white, interracial or if it was a black group with a white sound.

They recorded exclusively for the Christy label (a small label based in Los Gatos, CA in the San Francisco area. It was owened by Joe Jan Jaros who started it in 1958).

The group’s lead singer was Louis Aleen with first tenor Art Robinson, second tenor Ocie Watkins, bass Leroy Davis and second lead and baritone David McShade.

The group did four records in 1959 for Christy...

-Oh Why! / The Big Beach Party.
-Tell Me Pretty Baby / Applesauce.
-Don’t Be A Fool / Friday Night With My Baby.
-Blue Memories / Look For A Lie.



Also they were a back-up group for numerous other artists on the label as...

-BOBBY KLINT_Moana / Rock Me The Blues (1959)_Pretend / Lovely Lady (1960).

-JERRY COULSTON_Bon Bon Baby / Caveman Baby (1959)_Go Ak Your Mama / What’s Your Personañity (1960)_Bon-Bon Baby / Crater Creepers (1961).

-McMILLAN BROS_Let It Be Me / Satisfied (1960).

-JOEY BERLIN_Just You and I and Love / With Hope In My Heart (1960).

-CHRIS NEWTON_Impala / Hello and Goodbye (1959).


From 1960 any information about more recordings of the group is unknow so they probably were separated in that year.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


In 1962 Philip Trunzo (above) with a barbershop female group, The Tomlinson Sisters ( out of Clifton Springs NY.) as backup group and with Sav Ammatulli on tenor sax, Sam Venuti on bass and Humphey on the drums ( Philip play organ) recorded an oriented doo wop 45 rpm as The Four Counts on the New York based label, Fine Records with the sides_Graduation / Fannie Mae.

Actually A Side is an update of the Graduate's song _What Good Is Graduation.

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2 Sides on Youtube...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

THE RUNAWAYS_What's Happening, Baby?

1966 oriented doo wop ballad_What's Happening, Baby?. from the Baytown, TX band, The Runaways, formed by Glen Dew, Ray Hayden, Eddie Norris, John Govro and Glen Campbell.

Great White doo wop sound!!! Probably unknown to many white doo wop collectors and doo wop enthusiasts.

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A Side...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

DANNY WINCHELL (M-G-M and Recorte Records)

Daniel Weinshal from Brooklyn, NY. is present in the doo wop guides as Danny Winchell with...

-I Do, I Do / My Little Three-House. M-G-M. Records-1958.

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-Jeannie /Beware, You're Falling In Love. Recorte Records-1958.

-**Don't Say You're Sorry / We're Gonna Have A Rockin Party. Recorte Records-1959.

-**Come Back My Baby /I've Chosen You. Recorte Records-1959.

** with Nino & The Ebbtides.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Another Rare Doo Wop Picture...

THE FIVE DATES from Staten Island (unrecorded group).

On stage in New York City in 1964-65. with The Dematrons (band).

Friday, October 3, 2014

REVIVAL YEARS...Vince Vance & The Valiants

Vince Vance & The Valiants were present in the Kreiter's guide with...

-Backseat Couch / Gloria. Vince Vance Records-1975.

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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



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

Value, $15

Available on Youtube...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

THE FOUR BUDDIES (Coral Records)


-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.



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


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.


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

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".

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014



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

Value; $25

Available on Youtube...

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.


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.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014


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


-Fever / Soft. Sunset Records-1961.


Monday, September 1, 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".

2 sides on Youtube...

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, 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;

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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.

Floyd Ramsey owned Ramsey’s Recording Studio at 3703 N. 7th Street, which he renamed Audio Recorders in late 1957.  He also owned several record labels including Liberty Bell and Ramco, and was a co-owner of Rev.

In August, 8, 1962 backed by the Mike Metko Combo and  produced by the inimitable Jim Musiln,Jr., one of the great characters in Arizona music history, The Vice-roys recorded for Floyd Ramsey 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.

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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.


Friday, August 22, 2014



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

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


Sunday, August 17, 2014

THE FOUR COUNTS (Josie & Charm Records)

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

White group from New York  consisted of Mickey Marlow (Lead), Ronnie Raven (2º Lead), Ronald Adesse and Michael DeNardis.

They recorded...

-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.


And have the 1958 unreleased sides...

-Love Letters Straight From Your Heart / Since You've Gone Away / Blue Moon / Carachi / Shook Up "Cuckoo" (Demo) / Jeannie The Go Go Girl / Love That Girl.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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,

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.


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.

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From 1994 Joe Grimaldi with new members singing in several shows as The Ecstasies...