Sunday, May 24, 2009

GABRIEL & THE ANGELS_Zing


This band from Philadelphia,Pa started as The Five Sharps by Rick"Gabriel"Kellis(Lead and Sax),Ed Badyna(Trumpet/Trombone),Frank Pizzutello(Bass/Accordian),Rick Magee(Guitar) and Larry Costanzo(Drums).during their career the band have many personal changes.

From 1959 to 1963 recorded several instrumental and vocal sides...

-That's life (That's Tough)/Don't Wanna Twist No More. Casino Records-1959.later reissued in Swan(62) and Itzy Records(63).

-Hey/Chumba. Amy Records-1960.

-Zing Went The String Of My Heart/The Rooster.Amy Records-1961.

-I'm Gabriel/Ginza.Norman Records-1961.

-All Work, No Play/Peanut Butter Song .Swan Records.1963.

To Listen or Download please visit; http://www.box.net/shared/3pej8pr8nk

Or go to Youtube...



In 1962 signed with Swan Records where re-released their first single_That's life (That's Tough)/Don't Wanna Twist No More.with a studio girl group as back up group.

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In the late 1962 the A Side charted #51 nationally.

Finally the band recorded another single for Swan records(with the girls) and disbanded.

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3 comments:

JohnC2566 said...

Hey This is a great record. My dad Lawrence J. Costanzo wat the original drummer for Gabriel & The Angels (Philadelphia,PA). He was the drummer on the 45 RPM record "Chumba/ Hey!" He was Happy to see some one posted the recording on YouTube.

Christopher said...

Thats funny, my grandfather must have joined the band right after your father. Its strange growing up and hearing all the stories and now finding them online.

Tom said...

I remember hearing this song when I was a kid. The song is all but forgotten, never gets played on any oldies station. Too bad, the song is great and deserves a better fate.