• Dino & The Diplomats (2)  

    Dino & The Diplomats (2) (Harlem, New York)


    Personnel :

    Rafael Cedano (Lead Tenor)

    Richard Morgan (Tenor)

    Jackie Jones (Second Tenor)

    Woody Carter (Baritone)

    Charles Humber (Bass)


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1961 - My Dream / I Can't Believe (Laurie 3103)
    1961 - Hush-A-Bye My Love / Homework (Vida 0100/0101)
    1961 - Soft Wind / Such A fool For You (Vida 0102/0103)

    Unreleased :
    1961 - Hushabye My Love (Laurie)

    Biography :

    Vocal group from Harlem composed by Rafael Cedano (lead), Richard Morgan (1st tenor), Jackie Jones (2d tenor), Charles Humber (Bass) and Woody Carter (Baritone). This five man group whose members went to school with Frankie Lymon first called themselves the Lionels and then the Universals in 1957-58. finally they changed for Dino & The Diplomats when they signed with Laurie Records.  Laurie Records was a record label started in 1958 by brothers Robert and Gene Schwartz, and Allan I. Sussel. Sussel was a multi-millionaire whose earlier record company, Jamie Records (named after his elder daughter), had been unsuccessful.

    Dino & The Diplomats recorded three songs for Laurie Records: "My Dream",  "I Can't Believe" and the unreleased "Hushabye My Love ". Their song "I Can’t Believe" was part written by Ricardo Weeks who with Melvin Anderson penned "I Wonder Why" for Dion & The Belmonts. The Singers would become a four man group in the following year after the departure of Woody Carter and re-record a different version of "Hush-A-Bye My Love" for Vida records were they cut two singles before separating.


    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim)

    I Can't Believe                    My Dream                 Hush-A-Bye My Love (Laurie)

    Hush-A-Bye My Love (Vida)          Homework         Soft Wind / Such A fool For You





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