The Acorns (Bronx, New York)
    aka Vinny Catalano


    Personnel :

    Vinny Catalano (Solo)

    Discography :

    The Acorns
    1958 - Angel / I'm Gonna Stick To You (Unart 2006)
    1959 - Please Come Back / Your Name And Mine  (Unart 2015)

    Vinny Catalano
    1963 - Please Mr Juke Box Man / Rags To Riches (Hammer 6312)


    Biography :

    Vince Catalano was born on a farm in New London, Connecticut. He has spent over 45 years in the music business. As a recording artist he waxed his first 45 on Gee Label in 1956, "Ding Dong" by The Echoes.  He went on to have several other releases under many different names - Vinny Downes, Tom Swift under the name The Lonely Boys, Vinny & Sue, Vinny & Kenny, Bea & Dea & the Buttons. His greatest success came under the name The Acorns where he had two number one songs in Hawaii : "Angel" and "Your Name And Mine".

    Vince Catalano                                                                                                Donnie & the Dreamers

    As a songwriter Vinny has penned over 300 tunes. Eventually he would star his own short lived label C&A before becoming partners in Blast Records a subsidiary of Sinclair Records owned by the late Don Ames. Also under the Sinclair Banner, Vinny worked with groups on Mermaid and Whale. It was here Vinny penned one of his best tunes "Conney Island Baby" by the Excellents. Vinny worked with his kid brother's group, Donnie & the Dreamers, recording over 10 excellent sides, most lost and unreleased.

      The Acorns aka Vinny Catalano
    The Excellents                                                         

     When Vinny left Blast he started his own label again, Wilshire, and released several great sides by the Dubs and Love Notes.  He Release a great album, The Dubs meet the Shells, rerecording both groups with the end result sounding just like the earlier original recording.

    Songs :

    The Acorns

    Angel                                  Please Come Back

    Your Name And Mine             I'm Gonna Stick To You

    Vinny Catalano

    Please Mr Jukebox Man                      Rags to riches   




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