• The Four Of A Kind (Philapdelhia)


    Personnel :

    Sal Masi (Lead)

    Nick Catucci (First Tenor)

    Mike Goida (Second Tenor)

    Joe Ardire (Bass)


    Discography :

    1956 - Dedicated To You / (I'm Gonna) Hock My Heart (Melba 110)
    1957 - Fools Fall In Love / Dreamy Eyes (Melba 117)
    1958 - Buttercup / It's Better That Way (Chancellor 1012)
    1958 - You Were Made To Love / Love Every Moment (Cameo 154)
    1959 - I Care For You / It's Better That Way (Bomarc 302)
    1961 - Next Fall / U-Turn Baby (Rex 104)


    Biography :

    Vocal & Instrumental group Group from Philapdelhia, the Four Of A Kind is first know in 1955 as The Four Clefs with Joe Ardire , Nick Catucci , Sal Masi and Mike Goida. They ventured to New York City where they managed to snare General artists corporation to represent them nationwide.

    In New York, The Group auditioned for Melba Records owned by Morty Craft . Bob Slay & Franck Crewe convened with Four Of A kind in the Big Apple where the duo plopped a demo of "Dedicated To You". The Group sculpted their own arrangement and cut the song backed with "(I'm Gonna) Hock My Heart".

    Nick Terregian, Tony Percalino (Botom) Joe Ardire, Sal Masi and Nick Catucci

    "Dedicated To You" have a little success in New York. In 1957, there was a second issuing from Melba "Fools Fall In Love" / "Dreamy Eyes". The Foursome appeared on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" a half-dozen times. The following year, In philadelphia the group cut "Buttercup" and "It's Better That Way" for Bob Marcucci, major doom of Chancellor Records.


    The Four of a Kind had to navigate the next few years with a rotating fifth wheel, usually a Sax man. To explain this odd juxtaposition, they labeled themselves Four Of A Kind (Plus One). The Group performed around the country. With some personnel changes, The group cut two new singles for Cameo and Bomarc and the group had one final outing for Rex Records owned by Russ Faith and Herb Gordon.


    Songs  :
    updated by Hans-Joachim

    Dedicated To You               (I'm Gonna) Hock My Heart            Fools Fall In Love   

    Dreamy Eyes                    You Were Made To Love             Love Every Moment

    It's Better That Way / I Care For You             Next Fall / U-Turn Baby          



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