• The Cordials (6) (New Rochelle, NY)





    Personnel :

    Dennis Lane (Lead)

    Jimmy McSweeney (Second Tenor)

    Charlie Balscio (Bass)

    Kenny Wessel (Baritone)

    Bob Stewart (High Tenor)





    Discography :

    Singles:
    1965 - Oh How I Love Her / You Can't Believe in Love (Liberty 55784)

    Lps :
    1967 -  Blue Eyed Soul (Catamount Blue Eyed Soul)
    My Love For You / I'm On The Outside Looking In / Island Of Love / Steal Away / Duke of Earl / Love No One But You / Everybody Says / Young And In Love / I Do / If I should Lose You / I Laughed / Teardrops / So In Love  / Traveling Stranger / Over The Rainbow



     

     

     

    Biography

    In 1963, At the New Rochelle High School, "The Cordials" made their first appearance. They were billed with the "Four Seasons". Before that night, they were split up in two different groups know as "Denny and The Aragons" and the "Cordials". When this two groups broke up, five of the boys formed one group and retained the name of the Cordials.


    The Cordials performing at Palisades Amusement Park

    Their first records entitled : "Oh How I Love Her " was released in 1965 on Liberty records. This recording was done in the Sta-Phillips studio in the Americana hotel on broadway in Manhattan. This is the studio that the Four Seasons did all their recording in. The guy who wrote this song for us is Neil Levinson who wrote the song "Denise" for Randy and the Rainbows.

      
    Apollo Theatre       (L to R) Dennis Lane, Jimmy McSweeney, Charlie Balscio, Kenny Wessel and Bob Stewart.

    Before cutting their first record, they won the second prize in a contest at the famous Apollo Theatre. In 1967, the cordials cut a splendid 'acappella" album "Blue-Eyed-Soul"on  Catamount. The Cordials disbanded in the late 60's due to some of its members being drafted during the Vietnam war.





    Songs :


      
    You Can't Believe in Love                  Oh how I Love Her

         
    If I Should Lose You               Young And In Love                    What Time Is It


    Steal Away













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