Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RICKY & THE VACELS aka THE VACELS


White group from Long Island NY. first know as Ricky & The Vacels and consisted originally of Ricky"Mingo" Ricano (Lead),Bobby Russo and brothers Pete & Vinny Gutowski.

They recorded one single in 1962 for Express Records_ Bublle Gum/Lorraine.

LISTEN...



And another in 1963 for Fargo Records_ His Girl/Don't Want Your Love No More.

LISTEN...



In 1965 the group consisted of Rick with new members Vinnie Gormann ,Harvey Cooper,Vinnie Cappola and Peter Gorman. signed with Kama Sutra Records owened by Artie Ripp(see The Four Temptations) as The Vacels and recorded two singles in a northern soul sound.

In the summer of 1965 the guys charted # 63 with the tune_You're My Baby(And Don't You Forget It).

LISTEN...

1 comment:

Gene said...

Fans of this generation, it's music and it's contributors might want to know that Ricky went on to a great career as a memebr of Jay and the Americans. He continues to perform and has his own orchestra. His greatest contribution to date is his love of family and the unselfish help and kindness he gives willingly to those around him.