Thursday, March 12, 2009

DON PRESS with THE MYSTICS_More Than Ever

Quintet from Brooklyn consisted of Phil Cracolia(Lead),Bob Ferrante(1st Tenor),George Galfo(2nd Tenor),Al Cracolici(Baritone) and Al Contera(Bass) started in 1958 as The Overons.

Prior to recording_Hushabye and up to the time that this record became a huge hit The Mystics did vocal backup work on several recordings at the request of Laurie Records as for DON PRESS in 1959 with his sides_More than Ever/Ask The Robin.

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For the complete information of the group visit; http://www.themystics.biz/history.htm

Below the group singing on Bandstand American Show...



 They recorded...

The OVERONS.(1958 unreleased sides).
 -The Bells Are Ringing  -Prayer To An Angel  -Why Do You Pretend  -Big Brown Eyes   

THE MYSTICS. 
-Hushabye / Adam and Eve. Laurie Records-1959.
-Don't Take The Stars / So Tenderly. Laurie Records-1959.
-Wim O Weh (Unreleased).
-Red Red Robbin (Unreleased). 
-In My Faithful Heart (Unreleased). 
-All Through The Night / I Began to Think of You. Laurie Records-1959.
-White Cliffs of Dover / Blue Star. Laurie Records-1960.
-Star Crossed Lovers / Goodby Mister Blues. Laurie Records-1960.
-A sunday kind of love / Darling I know now. Laurie Records-1961.
-In my faithful heart (Unreleased 1965) 
-Now The Summer Is Here / Prayer To An Angel . Ambient Sound-1982.
-Again. collectables LP unreleased.
-It's only a paper moon. collectables LP unreleased.
-Let me steal your heart away. collectables LP unreleased
-Over the rainbow. collectables LP unreleased. 
-Save A Dream (Unreleased) 
  
RUSTY LANE & THE MYSTICS.
-Karen / Come The Day. Laurie Records-1961.

JUDY ALLEN with THE MYSTICS 
-Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree / Sentimental Me. Laurie Records-1959.

SCCOTT GARRETT with THE MYSTICS 
-Love Story / Graduation Souvenirs. Laurie Records-1959.     

RUSTY LANE & THE MYSTICS
-Karen / Come The Day. Laurie Records-1959.

DON PRESS with THE MYSTICS
-More Than Ever / Ask The Robin. Laurie Records-1959. 

ROCKY HART with THE MYSTICS
-Come With Me. Cub Records-1959. 

CONNIE FRANCIS with THE MYSTICS
-Tommy. MGM Records-1964.

PETE AND VINNIE with THE MYSTICS
-Hand Clappin' Time Part 1 / Part 2. Big Top Records-1963.

THE TRADEWINDS with THE MYSTICS
-The Party Starts At Nine / Summertime Girl .Red Bird Records-1965.

In May 1959 the group charted # 20 in the Billboard list with their tune_Hushabye.

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Below Rare picture of the group with their manager Jim Gribble.

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