Par dion1 le 4 July 2007 à 15:42
The Legends (1) (Manhattan, New York)
Ref : The Kartunes
Marshall Samples (Tenor vocals)
Ron Warwell (Baritone vocals)
Bobby Weinstein (Tenor vocals)
Dominick Fleres (Piano)
Richard "Chico" Brunson (Tenor)
Sampson Reese (Bass)
The Legends (1)
1956 - The Eyes Of An Angel / I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Melba 109)
1957 - The Legend Of Love / Now I'm Telling You (Hull 727)
1957 - Raindrops / Will You Marry Me? (When We Graduate) (M-G-M 12598)
1958 - Willie The Weeper / Dedicated To Love (M-G-M 12680)
1958 - Ringalivo (M-G-M)
1958 - Victim (M-G-M)
Bobby Weinstein grew up in New York City, and attended the School of Industrial Art in Manhattan. While there, he formed a vocal group, The Legends, with fellow students Marshall Samples, Ron Warwell, Richard "Chico" Brunson, Sampson Reese and Dominick Fleres. The group won a talent contest at the Apollo Theater in 1955.
Around June of 1956, the guys decided the time was right for getting the Legends sound down on wax, They just walked in to Morty Craft's Melba label (at 1674 Broadway) and auditioned for him, Craft was impressed and set up a session. Melba released "The Eyes Of An Angel" b/w "I'll Never Fall In Love" around September 1956.
Bobby Weinstein Dominick Fleres Ron Warwell Richard "Chico" Brunson
In late 1957, they had another go at recording. This time, they went down the block from Melba, to Hull Records, at 1595 Broadway. Again they walked in cold, and auditioned for Bea Caslon (owner of Hull, along with Billy Dawn Smith and William Henry Miller). Bea signed them on the spot. At Hull, the Legends recorded two songs: "The Legend Of Love" and "Now I'm Telling You" . The record sold moderately well but some internal problems triggered the separation of the group. Bobby Weinstein and Dominick Fleres joined the Kartunes with Vincent Cassaro , Paul Rubenstein and Bill Barbaris. The Kartunes recorded two singles released by MGM.
Bill Barbaris (The Kartunes), Don Costa & Bob Weinstein (The Legends & The Kartunes)
In 1957, Bobby Weinstein began writing songs with Teddy Randazzo, who had sung in another vocal group, The Three Chuckles. Their first major hit as co-writers was "Pretty Blue Eyes," recorded by Steve Lawrence and produced by Don Costa, which reached no. 9 on the pop charts at the start of 1960.
The Legends (1)
The Eyes Of An Angel I'll Never Fall In Love Again
The Legend Of Love Now I'm Telling You
Raindrops Will You Marry Me?
Dedicated To Love Willie The Weeper
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