The Dials (2) (Yonkers, New-York)

    Personnel :

    Sal Corrente (Sal Anthony) (Lead)

    Dario Bianchini (First Tenor)

    Joe Raguso (Second Tenor)

    Frank Rangione (Baritone)

    Joe Rasulo (Bass)


    Discography :

    Singles :

    The Dials (2)
    1962 - These Foolish Things / At The Start Of A New Romance (Philips 40040)

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    1961 - Cheryl / Congratulations (Kapp 432)

    1987 - Lou Cicchetti & Cousins Records (Crystal Ball LP 124)
    Triyng / Hey Little Girl

    Demos :
    Unchained Melody  / Till I Dance With You / The Wanderer / Godess Of Love / Red Light / I Wonder Why / Tonight The Night / Bum Ditty Ditty / Sentimental Reasons / You Made Me Cry / Young and Lovely / Hey Brenda / What' Cha Gonna Do / Baby Rock / Hear That Sound / Hop Scotch / Solitaire

    Biography :

    Salvatore "Sal Anthony" Corrente was inspired by the black and white singing groups in and around his neighborhood in Yonkers, New York. He became the first tenor of his first local neighborhood group, The Pastels in 1956. This group consisted of Sal, Paul Miksad, Anthony Pascuicco and Richard Bergan. They had a sound similar to the Four Aces and the Four Freshmen, doing local partie and shows but no recordings.

    The Sinceres

    Then Sal would join a mixed group called the Five Flames. They appeared at the famed Amateur Night at the Apollo in harlem, New York City. It was here they came in tied for second place with the famous Channels. This group too had no recordings. In 1957, Sal would form his third group with some fellow students; Frank Camarota, Joe Petrosine, Al Myslick and Paul Fernandes who would become kwow as the Sinceres. As the Sinceres many demo were recorded including very first song Sal wrote, "Joyce". By the end of 1960, this group would breakup and Sal would form the Dials.

    Sal and Frank Rangione, Dario Bianchini, Joe Raguso  and Joe Rasulo were again all neighborhood (Yonkers) friends. The Five singers making up Philips' Dials met in the Park Hill Athletic Club in Yonkers, New York, in 1961. They continued to appear at club functions and at one of these functions were discovered by Louis De Lucia who immediately signed them to a contract to manage them.

    The Dials (2)   
       (Standing ,from left) Dario Bianchini, Joe Rasulo and Sal Corrente  (Seated) Joe Raguso and Frank Rangione                  Sal Corrente               

    They were introduced and signed to Lou Cicchetti and his Cousins Label from the Bronx. Lou got the group signed to Philips Records where they felt they had a winner with "These Foolish Things". Sal had written a 'B' Side "At The Start Of A New Romance" which became the 'A' side after Lou's partner Morris Diamond made the decision since he now owned the publishing. The Group would also background work on "Cheryl" by Al Reno also recorded that day.


    The group would never follow up their Philips release although it did get a lot of radio Play. Lou Cicchetti was also the manager of the Regents and when they broke up a Splinter group, The Runarounds were formed. Sal now was Asked to be the Lead Singer of the group. Later Sal Corrente and Frank Rangone continued in another group : The Johnny Law Four and The Blue Coats.


    Songs :

    The Dials (2)

    Hey Brenda            At The Start Of A New Romance            Till I Dance With You

    These Foolish Things                       Trying                   Young And Lovely

    What'cha Gonna Do


    Al Reno bb The Dials (2)

    Cheryl                                  Congratulations


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