Saturday, November 28, 2009

THE DIALS_Unchained Melody

Five young men members of an athletic social club in Yonkers,New York form in 1961 a singing group,The Dials (clockwise from top); Sal Corrente aka Sal Anthony(Lead),Dario Bianchini(1st Tenor),Joe Raguso(2nd Tenor),Frank Rangione(Baritone) and Joe Rasulo(Bass).

Left to right;J Rasulo,F Rangione,S Corrente,J Raguso and D Bianchini.

For the next months,the group limited their singing to club fuctions and local dances until they were discovered by Lou DeLucia,he immediately signed them a management contract and send the group to Lou Ciccetti of the Bronx based label Cousin's Records who produced their first recordings.Lou sold the masters to Philips Records and this label in 1962 release the Dial's sides_These Foolish Things/At The Star Of A New Romance.



After this release the group moved to Kapp Records and back up to Al Reno on the sides_Cheryl/Congratulations.


After the group broke up and Sal Corrente and Frank Rangone continued in the music business(see in this blog The Runarounds/lee & The Silver Tones/The Sinceres/The Johnny Law Four and The Blue Coats).

In 1987 Crystal Ball Records issued in one LP some Dial's unreleased sides from The Cousin's recordings as_Trying,Hey Little Girl or Unchained Melody.

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