• Johnny & The Jokers (2)

    Johnny & The Jokers (2) (New York)





    Personnel :

    Johnny "Power" Del Pizzol  (Lead)

    Ralph

    Jimmy

    Pat (Baritone)






    Discography :

    Johnny & The Jokers (2)
    Singles :
    1959 - Do Re Mi Rock / Why Must It Be (Harvard 804)
    1962 - Where Did You My Baby Go /  I Know  (Beltone 2028)
    Unreleased :
    1961 - Learning About Love (Rome)
    1961 - Comic Book Romance (Rome)
    1961 - The Seven Teens (Rome)

    Bobby Bare & Johnny & The Jokers (2)
    1959 - I’m Hangin' Up My Rifle / That's Where I Want To Be (Fraternity 861)







    Biography :

    Trade Martin's career has covered so many eras of music -- as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and even occasionally as a recording artist -- that he's almost impossible to pin down as a musical figure. In the late '50s, in a partnership with Johnny Power (Del Pizzol), he began recording acts such as Johnny & the Jokers and released their work on the Harvard Records  "Do Re Mi Rock" and "Why Must It Be". Johnny & The Jokers consists of lead singer Johnny "Power" Del Pizzol along with Ralph, Jimmy & Pat. Trade Martin and Johnny Del Pizzol formed Rome Records in 1960. The group recorded some songs for Rome records, unfortunately none of these titles will be released

    Johnny & The Jokers (2)    Johnny & The Jokers (2)

    Rome only lasted until 1962, weighted down by its lack of reliable distribution, which prevented the company from succeeding despite signing such talent as the Earls (who went on to score their hits for Old Town Records), Del & the Escorts, and the Glens. Martin usually played all of the instrumental accompaniments for these groups, overdubbing the instruments one at a time. In 1962, "Where Did You My Baby Go" b/w  "I Know" by Johnny & The Jokers was released on Beltone Records,a King Records subsidiary. In 1963, following the demise of the Rome label, Martin left the partnership and recorded under his own name on Roulette and other labels through the end of the '60s, and even got an entire LP, Let Me Touch You, out on Buddah Records in 1972.






    Songs :

    Johnny & The Jokers (2)

      
    Do Re Mi Rock                               Why Must It Be

      
    Where Did You My Baby Go                         I Know            

      
    Learning About Love                  Comic Book Romance


    The Seven Teens


    Bobby Bare & Johnny & The Jokers (2)

      
    I’m Hangin' Up My Rifle                   That's Where I Want To Be






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