Sunday, June 6, 2010

THE CONCORDS aka THE SHERWOODS aka THE SNOWMEN

Group from the Brighton beach and Sheepshead bay sections of Brooklyn first know as The Con-Cords and consisted of Dickie Goldman(Tenor & Lead),Mike Lewis(1st Tenor & Lead),Murray Moshe(2nd Tenor),Charles Presti(Baritone) and Steve Seider(Bass).

They recorded their first single in 1961 for RCA _Again/The Boy Most Likely.

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The A Side with Mike on Lead receive very local airplay and moved the group to Gramacy Records where recorded two singles_Cross My Heart/Our Last Goodbaye. and_My Dreams/Scarlet Ribbon. but without any success Dickie Goldman disgusted left the group.

In 1962 the quartet signed with Rust Records and released_Away/One Step From Heaven. again with Mike on Lead.

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After this recording the group add Mike Lassman of The Accents(see in this blog) and Mike & The Utopians as their new lead singer and recorded two singles for Herald Records in 1963_Marlene/Our Love Wasn't Meant To Be. and_Cold And Frosty Morning/Don't Go Now. and the group broke up.


The Concords did a lot of backup work for artists such as Sue Kenny(see in this blog),Neil Scott,Ginny Michaels or to Wally Hawkins on their Joy release_First Date.

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In 1964 Mike recorded with The Planets for Roulette Records and form part of the recordings of Lisa & The Lullabies on Coed and The Uniques on Roulette when he decided to reform The Concords with Sal Tedepino of The Travelers & The Planets,Teddy Graybill of The Stardrifts(see in this blog) and The Planets,Steve Seide original Concord's member plus
newcomer Bobby Gans.


This new formation recorded for Epic Records in 1964_Should I Cry/It's Our Wedding Day. and in 1965 for Boom Records_Down The Aisle Of Love/I Feel A Love Comin' On. and Finally the new group broke up.



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In 1963 Dot Records re-released the Herald single_Cold And Frosty Morning. under the group name of The Sherwoods and Herald records released this same year a 2nd press of this recording under the group name of The Snowmen.

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The Concords have unreleased sides as the fantastic tune_Tonight. a revision of their tune_Away.

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2 comments:

Whitedoowopcollector said...

I receive this Email from Bobby Diskin...

Hate to tell you but the Wally Hawkins record on Joy does not have the Concords doing back-up. Likewise "Tonight" is not the Concords. I informed Eddie Engel of this before he put out the Concords album but he didn't care. The Concords, for the most part, came form my block in Brooklyn or within a couple of blocks. I spoke with most of the original members, years ago, about this and they all confirmed that the two cuts you say are the Concords are not them. Also, "Away" on Rust is not Mike Lewis on lead - the group brought someone in to sing lead on this side but no one remembers his name.

Whitedoowopcollector said...

And this from concords member Mike Lewis...

With all due respect to Bobby Diskin, Tonight is the Concords and Mike Lewis is the lead singer on that one. Mike Lewis was the lead on Again because Dick Goldman was asked to leave the session as lead singer by Roy and Julie Rifkin, the records producers, and Mike was forced to sing it in falsetto because it was already recorded in Dickies key, if Dickie was disgusted as you say, I don’t blame him…. I don’t remember the name of the lead on Away and Cold and Frosty Morning. Teddy Graybill sang lead on Should I Cry, in my opinion, The Concords best record. It was never released because of problems between Epic records and Feldman, Goldstien and Gottehrer….Just thought I’d correct the info……Mike Lewis