• Donnie & The Del Chords (2) (Brooklyn, New-York)

    Personnel :

    Donnie Bartolomeo (Lead)

    Al Barbarino

    Santo Barbarino


    Singles :
    1961 - When You're Alone / So Lonely (Taurus 352/Epic 9495)
    1963 - I Don't Care / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (Taurus 357)
    1963 - That Old Feeling / Translvania Mist (Taurus 361)
    1963 - I Found Heaven / Be With You (Taurus 363)
    1963 - I'm In The Mood For Love / I've Got A Woman (Taurus 364)

    Lps :
    1963 - "Don't Buy This record" (Taurus LP 1000)
    Guardian angel / Please say you want me / Out of sight, Out of mind / Tell Me Why / At The Hop / That's My Desire / Oh What a night / I'm In The Mood For Love / I've Got A Woman / My Heart has a mind of it's own / Only You  / That'll be the Day


    Unreleased :
    1965 - Apple Blossom Time / I Gotta Woman / I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time / I've Got A Woman / If Mary's There / My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own / Pink Cadillac / Take You, Make You Mine / This Is The Last Time / You Were Mine



    Biography :

    Donnie Barto (Bartolemeo) lived on Humbolt St., between Nassau and Driggs Avenues in Brooklyn (New York).

    In 1961, Donnie and his cousins Al and Santo Barbarino formed "Donnie and the Del Chords" and released their first record, "When You're Alone" / "So Lonely" on Taurus Record.

    In its first week, this song won WABC's Bruce ("Cousin Brucee") Morrow's contest for best new artist release. The single was released by Epic Records for national distribution.


    The song went on to obtain a respectable position on the charts. Donnie & The Del Chords release  five singles and one album in 1963 "1963 - "Don't Buy This record" on Taurus LP 1000.


    Donnie and the Del Chords started to record a second album in 1965.  Unfortunately, the group broke up and they never finished the LP.  It was finally completed recently to add to a new CD.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    I found heaven                   Be With You                         I Don't Care

    When You're Alone              Guardian angel                      So Lonely

    Translvania Mist           I'm In The Mood For Love        Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

    That's My Desire           Tell Me Why        I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time / I Don't Care

    I've Got A Woman           Please Say You Want Me              That Old Feeling

    At The Hop            Oh What A Night          My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own

    Only You                         That'll Be The Day                      Pink Cadillac

    This Is The Last Time






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