• Tony & The Daydreams
    Tony & The Daydreams (Brooklyn, New York)



    Personnel :

    Anthony "Tony" Polemeni (Lead)

    Richard Walters

    Paulie (Piano)

    Donny (Sax)

    Nicky (Guitar)

    Frankie (Drums)

     

    Discography :

    Tony & The Daydreams
    1959 - Why Don't You Be Nice / I’ll Never Tell (Planet 1009)
    1959 - Christmas Lullaby / Hand In Hand (Planet 1054)
    1961 - Hand In Hand / I’ll Never Tell (Planet 1055)

    Tony & The Day Dreams
    1958 - Back In School (Demo)
    1958 - Judy (Demo)

    The Day Dreamers
    1958 - I’ll Never Tell (Demo)
    1958 - West Bound Train (Demo)

    Ceasar & Anthony "Tony"
    1958 - You Know I Love You (Demo)
    1958 - Dip Dip (Demo)


    Biography :

    Vocal & Instrumental group from Brooklyn consisted of Anthony "Tony" Polemeni, Richard Walters, Paulie, Donny, Nicky and Frankie. Anthony Polemeni was part of Ideals, a local instrumental group. Tony & The Daydreams had been gaining experience performing at local venues.

    Tony & The Daydreams 

    Tony & The Daydreams recorded many demos before they can pretend to record a single. "Why Don't You Be Nice" and "I’ll Never Tell "  were finally recorded and the sides were quickly picked up for release by Planet, a small New York City label.

    Tony & The Daydreams    Tony & The Daydreams
    Early Daydreams : Frankie, Paulie, Donny and Tony                                   Tony & The Daydreams

    This small label was the first to release the first two titles of a new Queens band whose name their name was taken from the Lincoln Capri : The Capris. The songs were "There's a Moon out Tonight" and Indian Girl". Unfortunatly for Planet, it was not able to effectively promote the record and it became an almost instant obscurity. Planet The label will bet on Tony & The Daydreams and release several singles that unfortunately will not break the New York market.



    Songs :

    Tony & The Daydreams

      
    Christmas Lullaby                               Hand In Hand   

      
       I’ll Never Tell                               Why Don't You Be Nice


    Back In School


    Ceasar & Anthony "Tony"


    You Know I Love You


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  • The Five Shillings 

    The Five Shillings (Cambridge, Massachusetts)


    
Personnel :

    John Tierney (Tenor)

    Jimmy Clancy (High Lyric Tenor)

    Teddy Whitley (High Lyric Tenor)

    Dennis Walton (Baritone & Bass)

    Melvin Walton (Baritone & Bass)


    Discography :

    Single :
    1958 - Letter To An Angel / The Snake (Decca 30722)
    Unreleased :
    1958 - Well, Come On, Baby (Decca)


    Biography :

    
The 4 Velvetones were from Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1957, they were composed by John Tierney (tenor), Jimmy Clancy (high lyric tenor), Teddy Whitley (high lyric tenor), and Dennis Walton (baritone and bass). An integrated group, John and Jimmy were Irish; Teddy and Dennis were black. Another  was Dennis' brother, Melvin. He could also sing baritone and bass, but was usually content to write songs for them and try his hand at managing the group. In January 1958, they drove down to New York City  and started hanging out on Broadway. Bill Ross  who heard them , introduced them to Kay Toomey, who became their manager. She, in turn, took them to Marty Wilson at Decca Records. They auditioned with "Two Hearts In Love" (which Melvin had written and which they expected big things from); he didn't like it at all. But that didn't stop Mel; he whipped up "Letter To An Angel" and that was more like it. In March 31, 1958. The 4 Velvetones went to the Decca studios to record at least three songs: "Letter To An Angel," "The Snake," and "Well, Come On, Baby" . Teddy Whitley was supposed to lead "Letter To An Angel," but he couldn't get the part just right. So at the last minute, Mel Walton became part of the group and led his own composition. Since there were now five, Decca decided to rename them, choosing the "5 Shillings." The guys weren't particularly enthused with the name, but went along with it. The 5 Shillings appeared on Dave Maynard's TV show on WBZ-TV, on Bob Clayton's "Boston Ballroom" over WHDH-TV, and Bob Still's show in New York.
    http://www.uncamarvy.com/5Shillings/5shillings.html


    Songs :

      
    Letter To An Angel                             The Snake


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  • The Corvells (2) aka The Fortunes (4)
    Top : Charlie Angelo & Terry Jordan - Bottom : Patsy Cummings & Clyde Lewis

    The Corvells (2) (Queens, New York)
    aka The Fortunes (4)

     

    Personnel :

    Patsy Cummings (Lead)

    Terry Jordan

    Charlie Angelo

    Clyde Lewis


    Discography :

    The Corvells (2)
    1963 - The Jokes On Me / One (Is Such A Lonely Number) (Cub 9122)

    The Fortunes (4)
    1963 - The Ghoul In School / You Don't Know (What I've Been Through) (Cub 9123)


    Biography :

    Mixed Vocal group from Richmond Hill High School in the Queens, composed by Patsy Cumming, Terry Jordan, Charlie Angelo and Clyde Lewis. The group have sung in many School dance in New York before being noticed and participating in Tv performance in Baltimore & Washington DC.

    The Corvells (2) aka The Fortunes (4)    The Corvells (2) aka The Fortunes (4)

    The 8 mars 1963, the Corvells recorded four songs in the MGM Studios, "The Jokes On Me", "One (Is Such A Lonely Number)", "The Ghoul In School" and "You Don't Know". A month later, Cub Records, an MGM  Subsidiary released the four tracks on two singles, The first as the Corvells, and for not releasing two disks of the same group at the same time, the second will be under the name of the Fortunes.


    Songs :

    The Corvells (2)


    The Jokes On Me / One (Is Such A Lonely Number)

    The Fortunes (4)

      
    You Don't Know                       The Ghoul In School


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    The Sonars (Cocoa, Fl.)


    Personnel :

    Tom Morley (Lead))

    Ken Holmes (Guitarist)

    Iris Morley

    Caren McPherson


    Discography :

    1961 - Who's That Knocking / Ramblin' Man (Vulco 2)

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    Biography :

    The Sonars : Ken Holmes, Tom and Iris Morley are graduates of Michigan State university. Ken Holmes is the group Guitarist. Tom Morley is also a deejay at WKKO.  With Caren McPherson, a graduate of Florida State, The Group have recorded "Who's That Knocking" " and "Ramblin' Man" released by Vulco Records owned by  Irv Vulgamore in Fort Pierce, FL.


    Songs :

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  • Del & The Escorts (3) (New York)

     

    Personnel :

    Harriet Della Casa (Lead)

    Ken Kerwin

    A. Calandrillo


    Discography :

    Single :
    1961 - Someone To Watch Over Me / Baby Doll (Rome 103)
    Unreleased :
    1961 - Thief Of Love (Rome)
    1961 - Something (Rome)


    Biography :

    Trade Martin worked with Johnny Power in the late 1950s, recording as Johnny & the Jokers and together launching the label Rome Records, active from 1960 to 1962. The label signed the groups The Earls, The Glens and Del & the Escorts . On many of these recordings, Martin played all of the backing instruments, overdubbing them track by track. Del & the Escorts was composed by Harriet Della Casa "Del", Ken Kerwin and A. Calandrillo. The group will record several pieces and finally "Someone To Watch Over Me" b/w "Baby Doll" will be released by Rome in september 1961.


    Songs :

      
    Someone To Watch Over Me                            Baby Doll            


    Thief Of Love / Something


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