Sunday, April 22, 2018

THE HI_LITES...(Mercury records)



Bernie Sabblut, Len "Red" Schacter and Murray Rich, The Hi-lites, from Toronto, Canada were present in the doo wop guides with...

-The Next Four Years / The Girls With the Bells. Mercury records-1956.



But they have a pop sound.



To Listen or Download, please visit; https://www.box.com/s/y0um8lgiq8qgb8nm6912

Or go to YouTube...



Sunday, April 15, 2018

CRYSTAL BALL RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY - 3 CD's

The well-known record label CRYSTAL BALL RECORDS has released three interesting compact discs celebrating their 40th anniversary with many white groups.

Each CD have 27 doo wop songs with a 90% previously unreleased sides.

Available on eBay.



Friday, April 13, 2018

DOO WOP HELP


Someone has information about this group that recorded this acetate in Philadelphia in 1963 or has this song "Sweet Lorraine" on Mp3 and can send it to my email address.

RARE ACETATE...The Tremonts



45 rpm doo wop Acetate recording.

"ANGEL" By The Tremonts.

Acetate recorded at Reco-Art Sound Studios in Philadelphia, Pa.

Unknown date (late 1950s to very early 1960s?).

The same Tremonts?... http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com.es/2009/01/the-tremontslegend-of-lovebelieve-my.html

LISTEN...



Saturday, April 7, 2018

FREDDY CADDELL & THE TWIRLS (Ardent records)


Freddy Caddell from Jacksonville, FL with a nice 1961 oriented doo wop side recorded on the  Memphis, Tenn. based label, Ardent records "Never Have I Loved Before".



LISTEN...


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

REVIVAL YEARS...Windsong


This interracial group from Hackensack, NJ. formed by Jaki Davis, Anthony Giusto, Jackie Bland, Jordan Montanaro and Dickie Harmon were present in The Complete Book of Doo Wop with...

-Imagination / Canadian Sunset/ You Wings Can Fly / Lucky Old Sun. Clifton EP-1981.


The male members of this group sang trogether as the Notations & The Connotations (see in this blog) in the 60's and 70's.

LISTEN...



Saturday, March 24, 2018

THE CONQUESTS (unreleased group)


White group from New York formed by Russ Pedersen (lead tenor), Tom Doyle (2nd tenor), Bill Kealy (1st tenor), Tom (D.H.) Denehy (baritone) and George Povall (bass).


Center - Russ Pedersen (lead tenor)
Top row left to right......
Tom Doyle (2nd tenor)
Bill Kealy (1st tenor)
Tom (D.H.) Denehy (baritone)
Bottom - George Povall (bass).



They have demos songs as; I Got You /  Searching For A Dream / Star of love.



LISTEN...



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

THE CATHAYS ¿¿??

Anyone have information about this group I found in YouTube...



THE CATHAYS.

Cal Ng, Tommy Lee, Gary Lee And Richard Ju.



"A Stranger in Paradise" a 1965 song recorded in New York City.

LISTEN...


Friday, March 16, 2018

REVIVAL YEARS...The Late Show


This British rock’n’roll retro band formed by Bill Clift, Dave Head, Mike Jelly, Tim Joyce, Tony Jewson and Mr Nixi F Plonk is present in the U. S. Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Guide with...



-Bristol Stomp- London records-1979.

(Song originally by The Dovells).

LISTEN...



Friday, March 9, 2018

THE ESCORTS Demo songs on Youtube.


Recently a member of the group The Escorts who recorded for Taurus in 1961, has published some demo songs of the group on YouTube.

I believe that they are unknown to collectors and it is worth listening to them.

To do this, visit this YouTube channel ..

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMe8xskQwQ-BaEn1eXwdRYQ

Visit The Escorts page in this blog...

The Escorts.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

For the first time on YouTube.


Rare 45 rpm by Carlos Diaz & the Royal Tones with one doo wop side "Only One Love" on Triangle records (date unknow).

Value; $150/550.

This side is listed in the Kreiter's vocal group guide.

I think that many collectors will not know this recording.

LISTEN...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

THE FABULOUS QUIET FIVE (Casa Grande records)



This band from England in europe is present in the U.S. Jeff Kreiter vocal group record guide with...

-I Understand / Red Hot Scrambler. Casa Grande records-1961.



More information at; https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-quiet-five-mn0000896096/biography

LISTEN...


Saturday, February 17, 2018

THE FOUR WINDS (Hide-a-Way Records)


The Four Winds were present in the doo wop guides with...

- Mission By The Sea / These Hearts Were Mine. Hide-a-Way records- 1958.

Also released as by THE FOURWINDS.






But really they have a pop sound.

LISTEN; https://cincopa.com/~AEFALSr3trK4!AQBD5sQGkMk1

Saturday, July 4, 2015

THE INTENTIONS (Philips records)


I discover another mistake from, The Complete Book Of Doo Wop, with...



THE INTENTIONS.

-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).



LISTEN...



Friday, July 3, 2015

Rare DOO WOP 78rpm ACETATE ...



THE KNOCKOUTS_Stormy Weather.

This song was originally unreleased to the public until the CD era.

To Listen or Download, please visit;  https://app.box.com/s/yfps6yzwp9f3dbdwkp4ymf9lksp9zwhl

Or go to YouTube...



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

THE PARAMOUNTS...CD...

Great CD about The Paramounts on Carlton and Fleetwood records....



Buy this CD at; http://www.debrarecords.com/

Many collectors don't know they  recorded_Christopher Columbus.

Originally this is an unreleased side of The Bay Bops on Coral Records.the master was offered to this bronx group and they copied in a 95% the Bay Bops unreleased song.

Complete group bio at; http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Paramounts

To Listen or Download, pleae visit; https://app.box.com/s/xbyj3xjx117alyu0abtk82oi1g2f1pkt

Or go to YouTube...



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FARRELL & THE FLAMES (Fransil records)


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.

LISTEN...



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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

45 RPM Vocal Group Record Guide 8th Edition by Jeff Kreiter


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.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/45-RPM-Vocal-Group-Record-Guide-8th-Edition-by-Jeff-Kreiter-DOO-WOP-/131544879858?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1ea0af92f2

Friday, June 26, 2015

JOHNNY ROCK & THE HOLLYWOOD ROLLERS...


Update unlisted version of this classic doo wop song (sorry for the jump of the needle).

Anybody have info about this group or the date of this recording?.



Thursday, June 25, 2015

REVIVAL YEARS...Dino & The Heartspinners


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;

https://app.box.com/s/n0xwngcmmrlul5fgf5775rz53kzzt4n7

Or go to YouTube...





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

AMISH DOO WOP...Jimmy Rock


In 1964 amish man, Jimmy Rock (real name Jimmy Stolzius) with...


The Royal Lancers as back up group....

Recorded....

-(This Was Our) Summer Love / Mama ( She Treats Her Daddy Mean). Hi-Mar records.

B side originally by Ruth Brown.

LISTEN...



See in this blog, The Royal Lancers;

http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/the-lances-aka-royal-lancers.HTML

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LITTLE JIMMY & THE SPARROWS (VAL-UE records)


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).

To Listen or Download please visit;http://www.box.net/shared/c91den32fa

Or go to YouTube...



The group fired its manager and work with song writter/recording artista, Kenny Gamble and later with Berry Gordy (Motown) but never recorded again and disbanded in late 1963.

Monday, June 22, 2015

THE 45's...PEE WEE & THE PROPHETS


PEE WEE & THE PROPHETS.

-Tell Me / Lets's Work. Centennial records - 1964.

Value; $40

Download at;

https://app.box.com/s/wzupn7ehq64dbzyo654optwabrc9kp1a

https://app.box.com/s/rv2170eyd1dm374x0cz9vnqm3emhzxiu

Available on YouTube...



Friday, June 19, 2015

JULIO ANGEL ACEVEDO aka JULITO


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.



LISTEN...



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.

LISTEN...



Later Julio was quite successful in Puerto Rico singing as a solo artista.

See in this blog THE TROPICALS;

http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com.es/2010/05/another-rare-doo-wop-picture_23.html

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

THE 3 HONEYDROPS (Music City records)


THE 3 HONEYDROPS.

Lani Wood, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson recorded in 1957 as The 3 Honeydrops, for the California based label, Music City records, owened by Ray Dobard, the sides...

-Honeydrop / In The Summer.

-You're The One For Me / Rockin Satellite.



Later Jerry and Mel producer a string of hits for, among others, the Jackson 5 and young Michael Jackson.

To Listen or Download_You're The One For Me, please visit;

https://app.box.com/s/ux9s0xvdye47k487yra2ultg1k30xivn

Or go to YouTube...





DOO WOP ACETATE...The Lytations


Maybe I'm wrong, but I think this song "Sunday Kind Of Love" by the Lytations has never been released on vinyl or CD.

A very rare song exclusively for the readers of this blog. enjoy it.

Download at; https://app.box.com/s/gus5yl6zee3l0kpc3ns6h9aqvmvkmirn

YouTube...