Tuesday, June 29, 2010


1961 in Brooklyn Donnie"Barto"Bartolomeo and his cousins Al and Santo Barbariano formed the vocal group Donnie & The Del Chords.

In 1961 recorded their first single for Taurus Records_When You're Alone/So Lonely. and have a regional hit with the A side.this song won WABC's Bruce "Cousin Brucee")Morrow's contest for best new artist release. The single was released by Epic Records for national distribution.


In 1963 the group with their band The Neons(see below picture) released four singles...

-I Don't Care/I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time.

-That Old Feeling/Translvania Mist.

-I Found Heaven/Be With You.

To Listen or Download:_I Found Heaven. please visit;http://www.box.net/shared/rjqns598n3

-I'm In The Mood For Love/I've Got A Woman.

And one Lp"Sing With Triple Stereo" for Taurus Records...

 "Don't Buy This record" (Taurus LP 1000)
Guardian angel / Please say you want me / Out of sight, Out of mind / Tell Me Why / At The Hop / That's My Desire / Oh What a night / I'm In The Mood For Love / I've Got A Woman / My Heart has a mind of it's own / Only You  / That'll be the Day. 

Donnie and the Del Chords started to record a second album in 1965.  Unfortunately, the group broke up and they never finished the LP.  It was finally completed recently to add to a new CD...

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