• The Debonairs (2) (
     

    The Debonairs (2) (Philadelphia)

     


    Personnel :

    Bill Clancy

    Eddie D'Angelius

    Joe Angelucci

    Danny Dilonzo


     


    Discography :

    1960 - To Be Without You / Crazy Kind Of Love (Winter 502)

     



    Biography :

    This Debonairs were from Philadelphia  composed by Bill Clancy, Eddie D'Angelius, Joe Angelucci and Danny Dilonzo. This group recorded two songs "To Be Without You" and "Crazy Kind Of Love" released by Winter records in 1960.





    Songs :

      
    Crazy Kind Of Love                        To Be Without You

     



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  • The Chesterfields (2)

    The Chesterfields (2) (Bronx, NY.)




    Personnel :

    Al Reno "Al DiPaola" (Lead)

    Carl DiPrima

    John Colisante (First Tenor)

    Larry Stovell




    Discography :

    1958 - I Got Fired / Meet Me At The Candy Store (Cub 9008)




    Biography :

    Vocal group from the Bronx composed by Al Reno (real name Al DiPaola) backed by Carl DiPrima, John Colisante and Larry Stovell. Lou Cicchetti owned Cousins record store in the Bronx which was frequented by many local neighborhood groups. These groups wanted Lou to record the songs they were singing on the street corner and help propel them to stardom.

    The Chesterfields (2)    The Chesterfields (2)    The Chesterfields (2)

    Lou's faith in the material he was producing was so strong that almost every time he was ready to release a master, if he had difficulty placing it with a record label, he would release it on Cousins and soon a major label would eventually lease the product based on its local sales and strong teenager appeal.The Chesterfields recorded "I Got Fired" and "Meet Me At The Candy Store" and the record eventually sold to ”MGM Records” released by subsidiary Cub Records.




    Songs :

      
    Meet Me At The Candy Store                     I Got Fired                

     

     

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    The Unknowns (1)
     

    The Unknowns (1) (Manhattan, New York)



    Personnel :

    Fred Brunner (Lead)

    Anthony Primola (Bass)

    Edward Williams  (Tenor)

    John Alicea (Tenor)




    Discography :

    1957 - You and Me / One More Chance (X-Tra 102 / Shield 7101)



    Biography :

    This integrated group formed in 1956 while group members were attending George Washington High School in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Later in 1956, The Unknowns visited every recording organisation on Broadway's Tin Pan Alley. They finally met up with Ben Smith of X-Tra Records. He had them records very Quickly, and "You and Me" b/w "One More Chance" was the product of that session. Smith played baritone sax on the recording. The Unknowns wore masks when they appeared at High School dances and other events. They reflected the racial mix of their neighborhood.



    Songs :

      
    One More Chance                                       You and Me   

     

     

     

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  • The Voltaires

    The Voltaires (Pittsburgh, Pa.)



    Personnel :

    Louis Bates (Lead)

    George Russell (First Tenor)

    Joe Golden (Second Tenor)

    Jimmy Wright (Baritone)

    Donald Tillman (Bass)




    Discography :

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    The Voltaires
    1955 (L to R) : Donald Tillman, Jimmy Wright, Louis Bates, George Russell and Joe Golden

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  • Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2) aka The Inspirations (2)
     

    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2) (Springfield, MA)
    aka The Inspirations (2)



    Personnel :

    Ronnie "Vare" Oliviero

    Chuck Bentley

    Dave Petronino

    Ed Bentley

    Harry Gagne




    Discography :

    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2)
    1957 - Let Me Be Your Love / Don't Ask Me (Glo 5201)

    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirations (2) 
    1959 - Let's Rock Little Girl / Love Just For Two (Dell 5023)

     



    Biography :

    Vocal and Instrumental group from Springfield, MA. consisted of Ronnie "Vare" Oliviero, Chuck Bentley, Dave Petronino, Ed Bentley and Harry Gagne.

    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2) aka The Inspirations (2)    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2) aka The Inspirations (2)

    The Insprations started singing in 1957 and recorded "Let Me Be Your Love" b/w "Don't Ask Me" for Glo Records. The single will be released under the name of Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators.

    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2) aka The Inspirations (2)

    After a change of manager, and style, the group recorded "Let's Rock Little Girl" b/w "Love Just For Two" for Dell records .The two titles are more like a rockabilly band than a Vocal Group. In 1960 the group had broken up.




    Songs :

    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirators (2)

      
           Don't Ask Me                            Let Me Be Your Love


    Ronnie Vare & The Inspirations (2) 


    Let's Rock Little Girl

     


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