• The Nobles (1)  (New Haven, Connecticut)


    Personnel :

    Dickey Bernardo

    Joey Kakulis

    Sal Tramauche

    Pat Cosenza

    Discography :

    The Nobles (1)
    1957 - Poor Rock'n'Roll / Ting A Ling (Klik 305)
    1963 - Why Be A Fool / The Search (Time Square 33)
    1964 - Crime Don't Pay / Darkness (Time Square 12)
    1976 - Oh Baby / My Confession (by the Blue Dots) (Robin Hood 136)

    Nicky & The Nobles (1)
    1958 - School Bells / School Day Crush (Gone 5039 / End 098)


    Biography :

    To fans of "kiddie lead" in the Frankie Lymon tradition Nicky & The Nobles is a good choice. They first recorded for Klik Records from New Haven, Connecticut. The label was owned by the late Marty Kugell. He operated from his own small studio at 944 Chapel Street in downtown New Haven where he recorded countless street-corner group who were trying to emulate the success of the big groups of the time. One of these street-corner groups was The Nobles.


    The original members  were Dickey Bernardo, Joey Kakulis, Sal Tramauche and Pat Cosenza. One of their first recordings "Why Be A Fool" probably date from 1956. In the winter of 1958 they recorded "Poor Rock'n Roll". It was released on Klik 305 with "Ting A Ling" on the on the flip side. (These two tracks were re-released in the TIMES SQUARE label in 1962 as the label first single) It Was immediatly followed by attacks from Boston and New Haven city officials on the Alan Freed touring "Big Beat" rock and roll stage shows.

    A near riot in Boston led to the subsequent banning of Freed's show in New Haven which directly inspired the Nobles'Song "Poor Rock'n Roll" Was handled by the GONE label in the summer of 1958, but it got lost in the buckshot of new releases which owner George Goldner pupped out every week. In 1958 Nickie Delano joined the group and they became Nicky & The Nobles. They had Schoolhouse Rock' released on the END Label in 1958 and in 1959 they released another single on the GONE label: "School Bells" backed with "School Day Crush". This singie was re-released on the END label in 1961.


    Songs :

    The Nobles (1)

    Poor Rock'n'Roll                     Ting A Ling                        Why Be A Fool

    The Search                               Darkness                    Crime Don't Pay

    Oh Baby

    Nicky & The Nobles (1)

    School Bells                           School Day Crush


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