• The Leisure Lads (Philadelphia)


    Personnel :

    Bob Aita (Lead)

    Hank Orth (Tenor)

    Bobby Maffei (Second Tenor)

    Ralph Fabiano (Baritone)

    Richie Cedrone (Bass)


    Discography :

    1959 - Baby I'm All alone / Teenage Memories (Delco 801)


    Biography :

    In 1958, follwing Danny & the Juniors' huge it "At the Hop", one of it's members, Frank Maffei, learned of his younger brother bobby's aspiration to similar celebrity status. For that and other ego-satisfying reasons, the Leisure Lads group was formed. After a great deal of practice, they began public appearances.

    The Leisure Lads

    Pete Lauro, a local musician, brought them to reco-Arts studio, where they, along with other interested parties, financed a recording and an eventual pressing of five hundred discs on a label named after Delaware County (Delco), where they were all from.

       The Leisure Lads

    With a record released, their schedule of appearances began to climb. This lasted for some time. When their record began to disappear from radio show playlists, their appearance bookings vanished as well. In 1962 they drifted apart.
    Mitch Rosalsky (Encyclopedia of R&B and Doo-wop Vocal group)

    Songs :

     Baby I'm All alone                        Teenage Memories



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