• The Desires (2)

    The Desires (2) (Bronx, New York)


    Personnel :




    Walter Rella Senior (Guitar)


    Discography :

    1960 - I Don't Know Why / Longing (20th Fox 195)


    Biography :

    Group from the Bronx who cut only one single for 20th Fox. I DON'T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO), was published in 1931. The music was written by Fred E. Ahlert and the lyrics by Roy Turk. It had three periods of great popularity: 1931 right after its publication; 1946; and 1961 into 1962. The musical arranger on this record is Vince Catalano. He has credits on many records including writing WISHING IS FOR FOOLS by The Melodeers, on a subsidiary label of 20th Fox, Studio #9908 1960. 

    Vince Catalano

    After his association with 20th Fox, he and Don Ames formed the Mermaid label. I DON'T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO) is considered a standard and has been recorded by many artists through the years: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Marty Robbins, The Andrew Sisters, Linda Scott, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams as well as The Belmonts , The Dreamers and The Ravens just to name a few.


    Songs :

    I Don't Know Why                                 Longing           


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