Monday, May 25, 2009
THE JUMPIN' TONES_I Had A Dream
After The Raindrops on Imperial Records (see in this blog) broke up, Joe Nunez form another vocal group with friends, Joe Wren,Tony Carbone and his brother Pat Nunez, They visit a bar called Highway Lounge (later Jumpin’ Lounge) and decided their new name, The Jumpin’ Tones (Joe and Tony singing Tenor & Lead, Joe Wren, Baritone & Lead & Bass and Patty Baritone & Bass).
They signed a manager, WNJR disc Jockey Ted Kakuk who send the group to Don Davis owner of Raven Records who in 1963 released the sides_I Had A Dream/I Wonder. The disc have one moderate popularity and reached the nº1 in the black oriented Dick Baldwin show in New Jersey.
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Their manager with atended the petition of of Joe & Pat and change the direction of the group, he send this to participe in the theatre act Other World ”The Planet Tarnarirum”, the boys were makeup with green skin,wigs etc and adopted names for the function as Zantron,Power Of Energie,Rator or Power Of Light.
Also in the same time they have great live perfomances promoting their first disc with Danny “Cat Man” Styles and Cousin Bruce at New Jersey’s Palisades Amusement and spots on TV with Clay Cole and one frusted apparition on the Fox theater in Brooklyn for Murray the K’s easter special of 1963.
Joe want change the group name to The Beyonds, a name more appropriate for their theatrical show but the Raven label rejected the idea.
In 1964 Raven released the sides_Gradma’s Hearing Aid/The Angel Is You. Without success, the group continue with their “space” show and their sound would-be of “space travellers” but the Dj’s in this time don’t were interested in this sound and the group don’t made another recording and disbanded in the summer of 1964.
In early 80’s Pat and Joe with Wayne Jeans singing as Two Brothers and a Friend.
In 1989 Avenue D Records released one single with the Jumpin’ Tones unreleased side_Even Now. and the Raindrops unreleased side_Jingle Bell Stomp. another unreleased sides were Come On Home/I See A Star/Japanese Sadman.