• The Four Voices (New York)

    Personnel :

    Allan Chase (Lead Tenor)

    Sal Mayo (Tenor)

    William McBride (Baritone)

    Frank Fosta (Bass)

    Discography :

    1955 - Honest Darling / Hey Honey (Col 40516)
    1955 - The Big Eyes / Darling, Thanks To You (Col 40582)
    1956 - Lovely One / Geronimo (Coronet 010/Col 40643)

    1956 - Bim Bam Baby / Let's Write Our Own Love Story (Coronet 054 / Col 40699)

    1956 - I'm Dreaming Of Wedding Bells / The Ties That Bind (Coronet 028/Col 40749)

    1957 - Sentimental / I Love You Still (Coronet 128/Col 40838)
    1957 - Such A Shame / Angel Of Love (With Ray Connif) (Col 40933)
    1957 - Sidewalk Bop / Kingdom Of Love (Coronet 190/Col 40983)
    1958 - Dancing With My Shadows / Bon Bon (Col 41076)

    1958 - Ev'ry Hour, Ev'ry Day Of My Life / You Know I Do (Col 41167)

    1958 - Tight Spot / Tell Me You Love Me (Col 41234)
    1959 - Each Time You Kiss Me / The Box (Coronet 297/Col 41291)
    1959 - Who, Who, Who / Who Know Why (Col 41405)

    1959 - Wang Wang Blues / Little White Cloud That..(Col 41524)

    1960 - Good Good Thing / Stay with me (Col 41643)

    1960 - Sealed With A Kiss / You'Re All There Is (Col 41699)

    1961 - Boobala / This Word We Live In (ABC 10202)

    1962 - Lovely One / M-I-N-E Mine (Peacock 106)

    1962 - Everybody Loves Saturday Night / The Toast (Peacock 114)

    Unreleased :
    1956 - Come on Baby, Let me see your smile (Columbia)
    1956 - School bells (Columbia)

    Biography :

    The Four Voices, despite their lack of big hits, set a high standard for their peers. The Lineup was Allan Chase, Lead Tenor; Sal Mayo, Tenor; William McBride, Baritone; and Frank Fosta, Bass.

    Mitch Miller signed The Four Voices to Columbia after seeing them on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. The group often recorded with Ray Coniff, and sometimes under the direction of Fred Weismantel, who composed the hit "Lovely One" and a number of their other songs.

    Weismantel once worked as an arranger for Glenn Miller, wrote Bullmoose Jackson's double-entendre R&B classic "Big Ten Inch Record," and arranged many of the Duprees' recordings.


    "Lovely One" was a top twenty hit in the spring of 1956 and stayed on the charts for 16 weeks. Their follow-up, "Dance with my shadows" didn't do nearly as well. The Group then recorded the original version of Bryan Hyland's chartbusters "Sealed with a Kiss" in 1960 without success.

    They Broke up while Alan Chase and Sal Mayo tried a couple of solos with no luck. In 1962 the Four Voices reunited and did a new version of "Lovely One" for Peacock records, but separated again after that one didn't make the grade.


    Songs :

    Sealed with a kiss                         Lovely One                Honest Darling

    Who Know Why                     Such A Shame                    Tight Spot

    Geronimo                              Sidewalk Bop                     Hey Honey

    The Big Eyes                            Bim Bam Baby









    your comment

    Follow this section's article RSS flux
    Follow this section's comments RSS flux