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    Chang Lee & The Du Barrys (Newark, New Jersey)
    ref The Zani-Acts

     



    Personnel :

    Domenick Roberto (Chang Lee)

    Joseph Donnamaria (First Tenor)

    Hank Majewski (Bass)

    Joe Pesci (First Tenor)

    Tony Napolitano (Drums)





    Discography :

    Chang Lee & The Du Barrys
    1959 - I Must've Been Crazy / Tell Me (Jamison 864)

    The Du Barrys
    1959 - (Let's Exchange) Graduation Rings / Movin Around (Topic 9120)





    Biography :

    Domenick "Chang Lee" Roberto had been an entertainer since the 1940s, working non-stop in night clubs and banquet halls. He served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, attaining the rank of corporal. During his military service, he entertained many of his fellow servicemen.

      

    After the war, he returned home and created Chang Lee's and the Zani-Acts featuring the Yum-Yum Girls. In 1959 Hank Majewski, one of the original 'Four Lovers" (Four Seasons) left the group to became one of the group with first tenor actor/comedian Joe Pesci, Joseph Donnamaria & Tony Napolitano. The group will be many different staff over the years. In the same period, Chang Lee recorded two rare records with the Du Barrys who are probably the same singers than the Zani-Acts.



    Chang Lee packed many venues, including The Savoy Plaza, The Rustic Cabin, Don's 21, The Flamingo, The Meadowbrook, The Cottage Inn, and The Silhouette, all in the greater Newark area, with Joe Pesce, Frankie Valli, Jerry Vale, Louis Prima, Lou Monte, Jimmy Roselli, Georgia Gibbs, Joey Dee, Tommy DeVito, Phil Brito, and many, many more. A talented songwriter, he recorded with Georgia Gibbs, Perry Como and Jerry Vale.







    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


    The Du Barrys

       
    (Let's Exchange) Graduation Ring        Movin Around


    Chang Lee & The Du Barrys

      
    I Must've Been Crazy (Jamison 64)                   Tell Me


     

     

     

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