Wednesday, June 6, 2007
TONY & THE HOLIDAYS / BUDDY SHEPPARD & THE HOLIDAYS /THE STANDARDS
THE VIBRATONES + THE SPIRALS + THE VERSATILES= TONY & THE HOLIDAYS.
In 1957 The Spirals from Manhattan, NY. compite with another group for obtaining a recording contract, unafortunely the winner were Little Antony's group, The Imperials. The Spirals recorded a demo_I've Got the World On A String. and broke up.
In 1959 Spiral's members Larry Rizzo (Baritone) and Larry Loeb (1st Tenor) recruited Harry Jay (2º Tenor) from a local group know as The Vibratones, Harry present Tony Castro to the rest of the guys and became lead Singer of the group, finally with the incorporation of Fred "Duke" Hodgkinson as Bass (from another local group, The Versatiles) Tony & The Holidays were born.
In 1959-60 the group recorded several demos as...Your Way /The Glory of Love/ I Was Such A Fool / Come Go With Me / Each Step I Take /Tick Tock /Melissa. Finally in 1962 signed with ABC Records were recorded_There Goes My Heart Again / My Love Is Real. they have the unreleased sides_I'm confessin / Apple (Blossom Time).
Tony & The Holidays
-Glory Of Love (Unr.).
-There Goes My Heart Again.
THE VIBRATONES + THE SPIRALS + THE VERSATILES + TONY & THE HOLIDAYS= BUDDY SHEPPARD & THE HOLIDAYS
By the end of 1962 the group moved to The Belmont's label Sabina Records and recorded the sides_My Love Is Real/Time To Dream. and_Now It's All Over/The Background Sound. under the group name of Buddy Sheppard & The Holidays( in these sides Freddie and Angelo of The Belmonts were part of the background).
Buddy Sheppard & The Holidays
That Background Sound.
THE VIBRATONES + THE SPIRALS + THE VERSATILES + TONY & THE HOLIDAYS + BUDDY SHEPPARD & THE HOLIDAYS= THE STANDARDS.
After their recordings on Sabina Tony Castro leave the group and was replaced by Richie Tsonos.
The group signed with Magna Records and recorded in 1963 under the group name of The Standards...
-Hello Love/My Hearts Belongs To Only You.
-It Isn't Fair/Everybody Knows.
Later in 1964 members of the group back up to Larry & The Legends on Atlantic Records.