Par dion1 le 1 March 2017 à 12:21
Rosalie Hamlin and Noah Tofolla
Rosie & The Originals (3) (San Diego, Ca)
Rosalie Hamlin (Lead)
Noah Tofolla (Guitar)
David Ponci (Guitar)
Carl Van Guida (Drums)
Tony Gomez (Sax)
Rosie & The Originals (3)
1960 - Angel Baby / Give Me Love (Highland 1011)
1961 - Why Did You Leave Me? / Angel from Above (Highland 1025)
1961 - Lonely Blue Nights / We’ll Have a Chance (Highland 1032/ Brunswick 55205)
1962 - My One And Only Love / It Kinda Makes You Wonder (Globe 401)
1973 - You're No Good / I Don't Understand (Wax World 3265)
I'm So Young
A Thousand Stars
There's No Other (Like My Baby)
The One Who Really Loves You
Happy Happy Birthday Baby
Angel Baby (Re Recording)
1962 - Lonely Blue Nights with Rosie (Brunswick, 1962)
Lonely Blue Nights / Read the Story of Love / My Darling Forever / No Other Love Will Ever Do / We'll Have a Chance / Angel From Above / The Time Is Near / Baby Baby Baby / I Found a Dream / Maybe I'm Dreamin' / Cloud Nine / It's Time to Go Home
1961 - My Darling Forever / The Time Is Near (Brunswick 55213)
The band certainly had no thoughts of inviting such intellectual commentary when they formed in San Diego in 1960. Unable to find a recording studio in San Diego, then Rosalie Hamlin, then only 15, Noah Tofolla (guitar), David Ponci (Guitar), Carl Van Guida (Drums) and Tony Gomez (Sax) cut "Angel Baby" in a barn-like building in the farming town of San Marcos, with a radically different B-side, "Give Me Love," with a vocal by Bluford D. Wade.
The group had trouble interesting Los Angeles labels in the song (a Hamlin original) until they convinced a department store manager in San Diego to play it. This attracted attention from kids in the store and a record distributor that happened to be there at the time. Through him they got the single "Angel Baby" released on Highland, and at the end of 1960 it shot up the national charts. Although Rosie & the Originals recorded a few more tracks, they broke up almost immediately after "Angel Baby" made the charts, in a dispute over the terms of a recording contract they were considering signing.
1961 - Dick Jacobs, Rosie & Nat Tarnopol
In 1961, Jackie Wilson's manager, Nat Tarnopol, got Rosie a contract with Wilson's label, Brunswick. Brunswick did put out a follow-up single, "Lonely Blue Nights," which made number 66, as well as an album and another single, billing the artist solely as Rosie for all the releases. In the meantime Highland put out a couple of Rosie & the Originals 45s with tracks to which they had the rights.
Rosie & The Originals (3)
"Angel Baby," however, was one of those accidents of timing and unique material that couldn't be repeated, and none of Rosie's subsequent recordings -- which, like "Angel Baby," were usually simple pop/rock ballads with a doo wop feel -- could recapture the magic. Hamlin did make another single for the Globe label before leaving the music business to raise a family with her husband, Noah Tafolla, who had been leader and lead guitarist of the Originals. She did some tracks with producer Doug Salma in 1969 in a more updated doo wop/girl-group style that remained unreleased until 1999, when the Ace compilation The Best of Rosie & the Originals was issued. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi
Angel Baby Give Me Love Why Did You Leave Me?
Angel from Above Lonely Blue Nights We’ll Have a Chance
My Darling Forever The Time Is Near My One And Only Love
Read the Story of Love My Darling Forever No Other Love Will Ever Do
Baby Baby Baby I Found a Dream Maybe I'm Dreamin'
Cloud Nine It's Time to Go Home It Kinda Makes You Wonder
I'm So Young A Thousand Stars There's No Other
The One Who Really Loves You Confidential Happy Happy Birthday Baby
Guess Who? Just Because You're No Good
I Don't Understand
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