Thursday, July 17, 2014
THE POPISH SOUND OF...THE FOUR LADS
Canadian group from Toronto formed in 1950 by members of St. Michael's Choir School, where they learned to sing.
The founding members were Corrado "Connie" Codarini (Bass), John Bernard "Bernie" Toorish (Tenor); James F. "Jimmy" Arnold (Lead), and Frank Busseri (Baritone and group manager).
Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record Guide with 39 recordings on the Columbia and Okeh label.
From the mentioned labels and according to the book, their most valuable recordings were...
-Heavenly Father / Rocks Is My Bed. Okeh Records-1952.
-Each Time / Risin Sun. Okeh Records-1952.
The above mentioned as Dolores Hawkins & The Four Lads (see to Doloress in this blog).
-Somebody Loves Me / Thanks To You. Columbia Records 1952.
-The Girl On The Shore / Blackberry Boogie. Columbia Records-1952.
-Plending My Love / I've Been Thinking. Columbia Records-1955.
Complete information at; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Lads