Friday, March 13, 2009

TONY & THE HOLIDAYS STORY

THE VIBRATONES + THE SPIRALS= TONY & THE HOLIDAYS

In late 1950 members of two unrecorded group The Vibratones and The Spirals join together and Tony & The Holidats were born;Larry Loeb(1st Tenor),Larry Rizzo(Baritone),Harry Jay(2nd Tenor),Fred"Duke"Hodgkinson(Bass) and Tony Castro(Lead).

In 1962 recorded for ABC Records the sides_There Goes My Heart Again/My Love Is Real.








Listen_Tony & The Holidays
There Goes My Heart Again.




THE VIBRATONES + THE SPIRALS + 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).






Listen_Buddy Sheppard & The Holidays
That Background Sound.




THE VIBRATONES + THE SPIRALS + 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 Standarts...

-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.










Listen_The Standars
Hello Love.

4 comments:

bratface52 said...

It's good to know people are still enjoying doo-wops - especially by "Tony & the Holidays" and "The Standards". My husband wrote "Hello Love" and sang bass and sometimes lead for both groups.

Most of the guys are still around and kicking and Duke - my husband - does entertaining in the Dallas, Texas area. Thanks for playing their music!

Murna said...

Phil Spina wrote Hello Love. Are you married to Phil?

bratface52 said...

No, I'm married to Duke Hodgkinson who wrote "Hello Love" in 1955 when he was with The Versatiles. Please note the name on the record!

doowop56 said...

I was under the impression that The Holidays were actually The Belmonts. This is not true?? Thanks...