• Gino & The Dells (2)
    Frank "Gino" Amodeo

    Gino & The Dells (2) (Eastern Suffolk County, Long Island)


    Personnel :

    Frank "Gino" Amodeo (Lead)

    Peter Chacona

    Louis Reyes

    Augie Borgess


    Discography :

    Gino & The Dells (2)
    1962 - Altar Of Dreams / Baby Don't Go Now (Golden Crest 567)

    1963 - We'll Make It Someday / I'm A Boy In Love  (Golden Crest 576)
    1963 - It's Only A Paper Moon / Home Sweet Home  (Golden Crest 581)
    1964 -  Hand Clappin' Time / Gotta Travel On  (Golden Crest 588)

    Darin D'Anna aka Darin D. Anna
    1965 - We Were Lovers / Gunna Feel Alright  (World Artists  1045)
    1965 - Bimbo / Your Love Is Strong (World Arists 1046)


    Biography :

    Frank "Gino" Amodeo was born on Dec. 16, 1938, in Brooklyn. Gino & Louis Reyes will be part of the group The Del-Quins with Morris Hopkins, Vinny Moraldo, Gerard Moraldo. Based in the Mastic & Bellport area, The Del-Quin's do not register records. Gino & Louis Reyes join Peter Chacona and Augie Borgess to Form Gino & The Dells. The group started in '62 on the Long Island streets of Eastern Suffolk County, NY.

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    Frank Amodeo (center) & Louis Reyes with the The Del-Quin's                                          Frank "Gino" Amodeo               

    "Altar Of Dreams" became the title song  of Clark Galehouse's Shelley and Golden Crest Great Hits. By virtue of its location in Huntington Station, NY, Golden Crest was well placed to trawl talent from Long Island (including Queens and Brooklyn), also New York and New Jersey. But the label made its mark when ‘Tall Cool One’ by the Wailers, from the Northwest area, hit the Top 50 charts on Billboard and Cash Box in 1959 and then again in 1964. 

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    "Altar Of Dreams" never got any exposure and was a limited  pressing record so the value is higher than the group's other releases. This was the group's only actual release while Gino released other singles. Singers were just single names back then and Galehouse thought it might click better with just Gino! Gino had one record called "It's Only A Paper Moon" which got some play in cities and a few sales but never made it big. Gino went on to sing with the Royal-Aires on Gallo and toured with Gene Pitney's "Shower Of Stars" as the lead singer of the Reflections ("Just Like Romeo & Juliet) in the 60's.


    Songs :

    Gino & The Dells (2)

        Altar Of Dreams                              Baby Don't Go Now



        I'm A Boy In Love                            It's Only A Paper Moon

    Home Sweet Home                        Gotta' Travel On


    Darin D'Anna aka Darin D. Anna

    Gunna Feel Alright                        Your Love Is Strong


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