I discover another mistake from, The Complete Book Of Doo Wop, with...
-Don't Forget That I Love You / Night Rider. Philips records-1967.
From Middletown, Pa., before know as The DuValles. Two unreleased tunes_Honest I Do / It's Got To Be Love. at Virtue Studios were recorded but never released (Actually the songs were incluided in a CD).
Clockwise from Top; Bill Newmiller, Bob Hummel, Farrell and Fred Baker.
White group from Upper Darby, PA consisted of Bill Newmiller (Soprano), Bob Hummell (Bass / Baritone), Edward "Farrell" Finn Jr. (Lead) and Fred Baker (Tenor). They practicing on Farrell's house on their high school and by the local streets.
In early 1960 signed Steve Kurtz and Steve Todarello of The Vocal-Lords as their managers who send the guys with Dj Ron Joseph to particeipe in his show, the group have great perfomances in the Philadelphia, Delaware and Upper Darby area.
The group moved to Reco Arts where recorded four sides_Dreams and Memories / You'll Be Sorry / Vita / When I'm Near You. presented the masters to Silvio Scerbo and Bob Scale of Fransil Records this label released the two first sides in the spring of 1960.
The A side was very popular locally and play in many radio stations but the rockin B side on the order of The Rockin Chairs died soon.
From Left; Fred Baker, Bill Newmiller, Bob Hummel and Farrel.
The group managers want the boys moved to New York but by their ages (13-14) and the school, they refused, never recorded again and finally with their graduation disbanded in late 1961.
Another opportunity to get...Jeff Kreiter's "45 RPM Vocal Group Record Guide"--A Reference & Price Guide to Vocal Group Harmony Records (1949-2003). This book totally documents the harmony sound with listings of over 20,000 records of vocal group harmony by over 3,000 R&B, Doo-Wop, Girl, Transitional-Soul and and Pop Groups--Over 541 pages. This book is considered the "Bible" of doo-wop collectors.
Interracial group from Harlem, NYC lead by Dino Geangelo present in the doo wop guides with...
-Cry Like I Cried / That's My Girl. Bim Bam Boom records-1972.
-I Love You So / Two Kinds Of People In The World. Bim Bam Boom records-1972.
-Hey Senorita / I'm Not a Know It All. Bim Bam Boom records-1973.
-Cry Like I Cried / That's My Girl. Barrier records-1976.
-Zoom / Let's Go Back To Yesterday. Robin Hood records-1976.
-Who Do You Think You Are? / A Thousand Miles Away. Robin Hood records-1976.
-The Bells Of Love / The Wind. Statrlight records1981.
-Flames / Shirley. Pyramid records-?.
-The Lover's Plea / Mexico. Starlight records-?.
-I Believe In You / Gee. Starlight records-?.
Above pictures, the original 1972 Dino & the Heartspinners; Bernard Jones (BJ), Joe Odom, Dino Geangelo, Cecil Wiley and Butch ?.
Over time the group had many other singers as David Martinez, Robert Soto, Jack Joule or Richard Bohn Bazzano.
To Listen or Download_That's My Girl, please visit;
Little Jimmy & The Sparrows (L to R); Oliver "Ollie" Spence, Joe Scott, Richard Anderson and James "Little Jimmy" Wilson.
Interracial group from Philadelphia formed in 1956-57 by schoolmates at the Vaux Junior High and the Ben Franklyn High School; James "Little Jimmy" Wilson (Lead and white member), Richard Anderson (Baritone / 2º Tenor), Joe Scott (2º Tenor) and Oliver "Ollie" Spence (1st Tenor / 2º Lead). they have a guy as Bassman but leave soon by problems with the justice.
They practice with the classic doo wop songs as_Little Darlin / In The Still Of The Night / Teardrops... and soon won a local talent contest who send the group to participe in many local shows in clubs at Ridge and Columbia avenues shortly after they hire Joe Cook (of "Peanuts" fame) as their manager.
In the Autumn of 1958 the group recorded two songs_Snorin' / Two Hearts Together. released in the Philadelphia based label VAL-UE records, the sides play in local radio shows by Dj's as Jocko, Jimmy Bishop or Kae Williams but without promotion the record dead soon.
Even so the A side was reviewed by Billboard in november of 1958 with three stars (very good).
Above rare picture of Julio Angel Acevedo, who is Julio?...
Julio born 23 December, 1945 on Bayamón in Puerto Rico but soon his family moved to New York where he remained until age 14, when he returned to Puerto Rico formed the group The Latin Lads (Julio Castro, Cesar Nieves, Paco Lara, Pepe Miranda, Gigi Nieves and Julio Angel), they participe on the WAPA-TV show "Una hora contigo" of Myrta Silva and signed with producer Alfred D. Herger who in 1963 recorded on Rico-Vox records the group side_Nunca. (the Earls song, Never, sung in spanish) as Julito & The Latin Lads.
Two more songs of the Latin Lads were listed in the doo wop guides...
-The Way You Look Tonight / When I Fall In Love. Ronnie records-1987.
ACTUALLY... this is a different group.
Later Julio was quite successful in Puerto Rico singing as a solo artista.
1965 picture sleeve of the Fuller Brothers on Monument records with the sides_Why Do Fools Fall In Love / Judge Me With Your Heart. present in the Kreiter's guide ( this book does not mention this sleeve).
This one is so rare that it is not even listed in Kreiter's Guide!!. Recorded in a radio studio in Germany in 1959 when the group was there in the service. Later released on the US label, Gay. Listen in this side the nice Leon Phelp's talk recitation .
Group from New York formed professionaly in 1983 by Cathy Santienello (Lead-1st Tenor), John Oswald (Baritone-Lead), Joey Inzirillo (Lead-Bass), Vince Scire (1st Tenor) and Loui Caporusso (2º Tenor-Lead). They have their own band
Present in the doo wop guides with...
-My Prayer To Heaven / Oh Please. Memory Lane records-1984.
-Too Young / I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent. Avenue D records-1987.
-Under The Boardwalk / I Believe. DCA records-1987 / Clifton records-1989.
-Quarter To Three / Sea Cruise. Sutra records-1989.
-No, No, No / Slow Dance. Avenue D records-1991.
In this last recording (No, No, No) the group consisted of Keri Dawn (Lead-1st Tenor), John Oswald Jr. (Lead-Baritone), Steve Taylor (Lead-2º Tenor) and Vince Scire (1st Tenor), see above picture.
Also recorded two Lp's...
THE REVIVALS "I'm So Young Again" Memory Lane-1986.
THE REVIVALS "Looking Back" Sutra records-1989.
Cathy & The Revivals. Mickey B's Golden Oldies Winter Spectacular - Celebrating The Duprees 60th Anniversary. Patchogue Theatre 2-18-12.
L to R; Chip Kopaczewski, Tony Galantino, Dick Curry and Jimmy Murkens. Not pictured: Jimmy Gleason.
Frank "Chip" Kopaczewski for fun sang with different school groups at St. Cyril's elementary school in South Jersey, Philadelphia but in 1962 with Tony Galantino decided to form a professional vocal group and Chip & The Quartertones were born; Chip Kopaczewski (Lead), Tony Galantino (Baritone / Bass), Jimmy Murkens (1st / 2º Tenor), Dick Curry (Baritone / 2º Tenor) and Jimmy Gleason (1st Tenor).
L to R; Chip Kopaczewiki, Dick Curry, Jimmy Murkens and Tony Galantino. Not pictured; Jimmy Gleason.
By two years they practice and singing locally when signed Bill Fredericks as their manager who connected the group with LeRoy Lovett a record executive, he liked the guys and send the group in the fall of 1964 at the Sound Plus Studio on Kensington Av. in Philadelphia to cut_Simple Simon / You Were My Baby. finally released on the Carlton label in New York owened by Jack Carlton. For a nule promotion of the disc this only play locally and the group appearing at local hops emceed by Joe Niagara (WIBG) and Ron Joseph's radio show at WEEZ in Chester, PA.
LISTEN 2 sides...
The group have unreleased sides as_She Walked Away . and_He's In Love With Sandra.
In early 1965 the group was invited to perform at intermission of Sunday with the Mummers front 9.000 mummer fans. In the summer of 1965 the Quatertones were broken and Chip and Tony were recruited by Eddie Sachetti (Lead / 1st Tenor), Albert DiPrieto (Baritone) and Charlie Votta (1st Tenor) to sing with their group, The Intentions from Nearby Yeadon, PA.
Picture of the Intentions before Chip & Tony joined the group. L to R; Al DiPrietro, Tony Avicol, Charlie Votta and seated; Eddie Sachetti.
They practice almost every night and finally recorded in 1965 for Melron_I'm In Love With A Go Go Girl / Wonderful Girl. (A side written by Chip for his girlfriend, Arlene). Bill Fredericks moved to Motown as publicist in Detroit and ask to The Intentions to come along but as the disc play very well they refused.
In late 1965 The Intentions were disbanded and Chip, Tony and Charlie matriculated at Cheyney University and never singing again.
In 1988 The Quatertones / Intentions had a 25-year reunion at Stadium Hilton in memory of Wildwood Crest Pier, which was to be torn down.
The Intentions have an acappella practice tape with the songs_So In Love/ Bristol Stomp / This Is My Love /While Walking / This Is Swear / Diamonds & Pearls.
I receive an Email from Art Guy about his group, the Guys on Original Sound records...
Actually, "The Guys" was me, although I did have collaboration from one of my associates; Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboard player and fellow member of The New Dimensions band and later a founding and lifelong member of 3 Dog Night). I was being produced at the time by iconic L.A. engineer and producer Bruce Morgan and under contract to Hite and Dorinda Morgan (original producers of The Beach Boys).
THE GUYS ( Art Guy & Jimmy Greenspoon).
-Walkin By The School / Funny Feelin. Original Sound records-1965.
The Illusions started singing acappella together in September, 1965 in the Lunchroom of Wagner Jr. High School. Since then they have won all the talent shows they have entered. The Illusions; William Anderson (Lead), Shelton Jacocks (1st Tenor), Leroy Jarvis (2º Tenor) and Dwight Newton (Baritone).
All are members of the ninth grade choir at Wagner. William won first prize in the auditions for the Philadelphia Junior High School Music Festival. all the boys are 14 years old. They are all active on one of the altlectic teams at Wagner.
They have perfomed at Town Hall in Philadelphia, Rock & Roll shows at the Shelron Ballroom and at various dances in and around Philly.
In early 1967 recorded for Pantomine records_(You'll Lose) A Precious Love / Beauty's Only Skin Deep. After the songs were recorded, the group has gotten a Bass member. Byron Watson. Finally their two songs were enclosed on the Pantomime's Lp "Philadelphia's Greatest Acappella" released on June 12, 1967.
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