Monday, January 26, 2009


Group from Washington Heights,Manhattan,NYC. started in 1959 by Dennis Minogue(Lead),Frank Williams(1st Tenor),Marty Trautman(2nd Tenor),Gary Giordan(Baritone) and Al Conde(Bass).

Al was a member of The Spirals who recorded the sides_Little Girl/School Bells. for Gone Records.

They recorded in 1959/1961 for Brent/Time Records owened by Bob Shad and in 1960 have a hit with their side_Lullabye.


This side was very popular and the group appeared on a few of TV shows incluiding the famous American Bandstand.

In 1961 they recorded a LP called_Sing-Along Rock & Roll. consisted of covers of Rock & Roll/Doo Wop songs arranged in sing-a-long format.some of they as The Dell Viking's tune_Come Go With Me. was released as single by Time Records.


By the end of 1961 the group was broke up.Al Conde form part of The Holidays who recorded two sides for the Sabrina label owened by Angelo D'Aleo and Fred Milano of The Belmonts.
Dennis Minogue continue in the music bussines as Terry Cashman.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Fabulous quintet from Washington Heights who even did a popular commercial for a personal product on TV appearing as a barbershop quartet singing the product's jingle. Co-lead & baritone, Marty Trautman, passed away on Xmas 2011 while Al Conde is somewhere in the Riverdale area of New York City; where are the others?