Saturday, August 8, 2009


Above; 1959 Steve Alaimo and the Redcoats. P. A. L. Dance, Bayfront Auditorium, Miami.

This band is listed with any of their recordings on the doo wop guides.Steve Alaimo was born in Nebraska on 12/6/39 and moved when he was a teenager to Rochester,NY. and finally establiced in the University of Miami. In 1957 he have the opportunity of made some recordings with his band The Redcoats;Steve Alaimo(Vocal & Guitar),Steve's cousin Jim Alaimo(Rhythm Guitar),Brad Shapiro(Bass) and Jim"Chris"Christy(Drums).they recorded this year one single for Kite Records_Perkin/Hi-Oho. and another in the Lifetime label_Jelly/The Girl Can't help It.

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In 1959 they recorded two singles for Dade Records_Home By Eleven/I Wanna Kiss You. and _Love Letters/You Can Fall In Love. but under the group name of Steve Alaimo DJ Bob Green liked the Dade's sides and became Steve's manager,Bob send Steve to Henry Stone owener of Miami label Marlin Records where the guys recorded three singles in 1959_She's My Baby/Should I Call. as Steve Alaimo & The Redcoats and_ I Want You To Love Me/Blue Skies. and_ The Weekends Over/ Girls! Girls! Girls!. under the group name of Steve Alaimo.


The_Blue Skies. single was a local hit and Imperial records re-released the single for national distribution but without any success.

Bob contacted with Dick Clark who with his Caravan Of Stars was present in Miami and the group enlisted in the show. In 1960 Dickson/Imperial Records released one single_Blue Fire/My Heart Never Said Goodbye. as Steve Alaimo & The Redcoats.


After Steve continue as a solo artist,in 1962-1972 Steve put nine songs in the US charts with the best ranking # 46 in 1963 with_Every Day I Have To Cry. on the Checker 1965-66 Steve was music director and producer of Dick Clarck TV show "When The Action Is" and one member of The Unknows on Parrot Records also appeared in the film "Stanley" and in 1987 was the president of Vision Records.

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