Monday, August 10, 2009

THE ESCORTS aka GOLDIE & THE ESCORTS

This group have the only Rock & Roll/Doo-Wop record ever done in Latin_Gaudeamus.

They started in the Poly Prep High School in Brooklyn as The Legends; Richard Berg, Richard Perry, and the lead singer Jim Picardi they recorded a demo song_Zoom Zoom Zoom.  and auditioned for Dick Jacobs, a conductor/arranger/A&R man at Coral Records, He liked the song and offer a contract to the group but under the name of The Escorts.

 Recorded two singles for Coral Records with a new lead singer named Rodney Garrison.

-Gloria /Seven Wonders Of The World. Coral Records-1962.

-As I Love You/Gaudeamus. Coral Records-1962.

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In a show at the Lollipop Lounge they know to Genya "Goldie" Zelkowitz this replaced Rodney as the Lead singer and recorded two singles for Coral as Goldie & The Escorts.


-Somewhere / Submarine Race Watching. Coral Records-1962 (A Side from West Side Story ).
- One Hand, One Heart / I Can't Be Free. Coral Records-1963.

After of these recordings Goldy formed her own girl group Goldy & The Gingerbreads.


Meanwhile The Escorts took another lead singer named Bobby Lance and he was the lead on their last two records in Coral.

- Back Home Again / Something Has Changed Him. Coral Records-1963.
- My Heart Cries For You / Give Me Tomorrow. Coral Records-1963.

By 1965 the group had disbanded.

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