Sunday, September 27, 2009


Is know that originally Five Disc's were an integrated group formed by two blacks and three white members from the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn. Mario DeAndrade (Lead), Andy Jackson (Bass), Paul Albano (First tenor), Tony Basile (2nd Tenor) and Joe Barsalona (Baritone)

They were know for their side_I Remember.

Recorded in 1958 for Emge Records.

... but in 1960 the two black members Mario DeAndrade and Andy Jackson leave the group and were replaced by Lenny Hutter and John Russell The Five Discs were now a White Group and recorded several sides for labels as Yale,Calo or Cheer Records.

Paul,Tony and Joe with new white members recorded on Kapp Records as The Boyfriends(see in this blog).

Read The Five Disc's bio at;


1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am the grandson of Joseph Barsalona and my grandpa would roll in his grave knowing that the five discs are Refered to on this site as white doo wop. Their best music came from the time when they had the two talented black fellows. Not the current day five discs. Our family takes pride in our history and love of all people. Hence the five discs being the first multi racial group coming from NY. Would be considerate if you removed the bands name from your site. The music rights still belong to the family and wouldn't like to be associated with this site. Also, there is a rich African history in the Sicilian bloodline that flows through my veins. To call this band white is farthest from the truth. My grandpa was Puerto Rican and Sicilian. It's offensive to downplay those band members who left the band as they contributed to the soul of the group.