• Ray Allen & The Upbeats (2) aka The Gum Drops aka Ray Allen Trio


    Ray Allen & The Upbeats (2) (Westchester, New York)
    aka The Gum Drops aka  Ray Allen Trio

    Personnel :

    Ray "Allen" Albanese (Vocal/Guitar)

    Frank Rey (Vocal/Bass)

    Harold "Feirstein" Stone (Vocal/Piano)

    Discography :

    1961 - Let Them Talk / Sweet Lorraine (Sinclair 1004)
    1962 - Peggy Sue / La Bamba (Blast 204)

    Lps :
    1962 - "Tribute To 6" (Blast BLP-6804)
    C'mon Everyboby / Peggy Sue / Sittin' In The Balcony / Earth Angel / Chantilly Lace / Battle Of New Orleans / La Bamba / Every Day / Running Bear / Donna / North To Alaska / Goodnight My Love



    Biography :

    In 1961 the Ray Allen Trio / Gumdrops signing for Sinclair record as Ray Allen & The Upbeats , and released "Let Them Talk" /" Sweet Lorraine" (Sinclair 1004). The next year they released the LP "Tribute to 6" for Blast Records (a division of Sinclair Record Corp.)

    Ray Allen & The Upbeats do two songs each by Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, Johnny Horton and Jesse Belvin . "Tribute to 6" Conducted and Arranged by Vinny Catalano. A single from the LP was also released on Blast 204 with "Peggy Sue" and "La Bamba".



    Songs :

     Let Them Talk                      Sweet Lorraine              Sittin´ In The Balcony

    Earth Angel                         Donna                          Goodnight My Love

    North To Alaska                       Peggy Sue                      La Bamba

    Every Day







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