• Nick & The Nacks

    Nick & The Nacks
     

    Nick & The Nacks (Long Island, New York)
     



    Personnel :

    Nick Sudano (Lead)

    Bill Hennessey (First Tenor)

    Jack Connolly (Second Tenor)

    Dennis Regan (Baritone)

    Roy Hitcznko (Bass)



    Discography :

    Nick & The Nacks
    1962 - The Night / That Old Black Magic (Barry 108)

    Nickie & The Nacks
    1977 - Linda / The ABC's Of Love (Crystal Ball 103)



    Lps:

    1963 - Night Train Special (Private Press 100?)
    Linda

    Nick & The Nacks


    1975 - The Best Of Acapella (Vol 3) (Relic LP 103)
    Love Is A Many Splendid Thing (acapella) / A lovely Way To Spend An Evening (acapella)

    1975 - The Best Of Acapella (Vol 4) (Relic LP 104)
    White Cliffs Of Dover (acapella)

    1975 - The Best Of Acapella (Vol 5) (Relic LP 105)
    Good Good-Bye (acapella)






    Biography :

    Wantagh, Long Island group started in 1961 as Nicky & The Chord-Lords; Nick Sudano (Lead), Phil De Angelo (1st Tenor), Frank Fink(2nd Tenor), Johnny Conte (Baritone) and Bruce Burger(Bass). They have soon a local popularity and soon they decided to try for a professional career with Ron Schubert as manager.

    Nick & The Nacks
    Left to right. Bill Hennessy, Roy Hitcznko, Nicholas Sudano, Dennis Regan, Jack Connelly.

    In 1964 Nick Sudano composed "The Night", The Chord-Lords soon recorded along with an arrangement of the classic "The Old Black Magic" as B side this demo was given to some companies but in this time by internal conflicts the group broke up almost Sudano formed yet another group Nick & The Nacks.  When the group manager know that the demo of the Chord-Lords soon were released in the Old Town subsidiary label Barry Records he ask this be credited to Nick & The Nacks.

    Nick & The Nacks

    The real first release of the group were with the inclusion on WGLI DJ Lou Dean's "Night Train Special" LP of one side they have recorded as a demo "Linda". (with_ABC's Of Love as B side) this have to Mark Russo as bassman. Finally in the mid-60's the group providing 7-8 acappella sides for the Eddie Grier’s "Best Of Acappella" Lp's.




    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


      
            The Night                                 That Old Black Magic

      
                          Linda                         A lovely Way To Spend An Evening

      
    Love Is A Many Splendored Thing               White Cliffs Of Dover       

     

     




  • Comments

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    Gail Carlucci
    Wednesday 9th September at 00:51
    Thanks for putting this out there and for sharing this. Roy was my brother it is so nice to see this and hear these songs.
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