The Darvels (Bronx, New-York)


    Personnel :

    Warren Gradus (Lead)

    Richie Capala

    Greg Paravati

    Mike Gervan

    Alan Mandel (Baritone)


    Discography :

    The Darvels
    1963 - Gone / I Lost My Baby (Eddie's 69)

    Frankie & The Darvels
    1977 - Mr Fortune Teller / Last Goodbye (Crystal Ball 109)

    Biography :

    When Donn Fileti obtained the Verdicts' masters from Bill Downs, he met a friend of his who had just cut two sides with a young group from the Bronx featuring Warren Gradus (Later with the Belmonts). The Darnels as they were Called were lucky enough to have "Gone" and "I Lost My Baby" issued in the fall of 1963 as the first and only release on the Eddies label Stan Krause, Ed's partner in this venture and Donn Fileti brought the record around as a new release to radio Stations in the Chester-Wilmington area and were promptly, but politely shown the door.

                                                                                                Frank Lyndon

    But Cashbox gave "Gone" a B+ rating in December 1963 believing that : "Teen memory Seekers will be stirred by the optima teen ballad blend". Later with Frank Lyndon (From the Belmonts) on Lead , the Darvels cut two Unreleased side "Mr Fortune Teller" and "Last Goodbye"  issued in 1978 on Crystal Ball Records as Frankie & The Darvels.
    (The Golden Groups - The Best Of relic Records)

    Songs :

    The Darvels

    I Lost My Baby                           Gone

    Frankie & The Darvels

    Mr Fortune Teller                        Last Goodbye



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