(L to R) Bruce Diskin, Richie Solari, Sal Tepedino and Bernie Rosner
The Travelers (3) (Brooklyn, New York)
Bernie Rosner (Lead)
1960 - June, July, August (& September) / What A Weekend (ABC Paramount 10119)
1961 - Cadwaller 00002 / Ivy On The Old School Wall (Decca 31215)
1961 - White Rose / (Love Me) Oh My Love (Decca 31282)
The Travelers were a group out of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn NY. The group members were Bernie Rosner, Sal Tepedino, Bruce Diskin and Richie Solari. They were together for about three years in the early ' 60s. The Travelers cut three singles between 1960 & 1961. The first for ABC in 1960 with "June, July, August And September" b/w "What A Weekend".
In 1961, The Travelers signed with Decca Records and cut two singles, "Cadwaller 00002" b/w "Ivy On The Old School Wall" and "White Rose" b/w "Oh My Love". In 1964, Sal Tepedino joined a reshuffled Concords fronted by Mike Lewis with Teddy Grable (ex Star-Drifts) and Bobby Ganz. A contract with Epic Records led to the release of "Should I Cry" b/w " It's Our Wedding Day". A remake of the Quintones' "Down The Aisle Of Love" was the final Concords single in 1966.
White Rose June, July, August And September What A Weekend
Ivy On The Old School Wall Oh My Love Cadwaller 00002
The Tifanos (Tifton, Ga)
1960 - It's Raining / Louisiana (Tifco 822)
1960 - The White Cliffs Of Dover (Tifco)
The Tifanos were local recording artists from the Tifton, Ga area. They recorded 5 songs for Tifco records. The early title was "Drip Drop" changed to "It's Raining". The single was released in 1960 during that time the Payola scandal, which was why it never took off back then without the help of Payola payments to the disc jockeys.
Tifco records, a Label owned by James Newton & Gus Statiras, out of Tifton, GA. The label was started as a source for material for larger labels. The only one that ended up going to a larger label was the "Johnny Jenkins & the Pine-Toppers" which included Otis Redding as a band member. Atlantic picked it up (with a short in between label by the Atlantic guy that purchased the songs for Atlantic). The label included several styles of music, R&B, Blues, Teen, Girl Groups, Country, Pop.(
It's Raining Louisiana
Juanita Rogers & The Five Joys (Chicago, Il)
Juanita Rogers (Lead)
Lynn Hollings (Narrator)
4 unidentified males
Juanita Rogers And Lynn Hollings (bb Mr. V's Five Joys) / Juanita Roger (bb Mr. V's Five Joys)
1960 - Teenager's Letter Of Promises / I'm So Glad You Love Me (Pink Cloud 333)
1959 - I'm So Glad You Love Me (studio rehearsal)
Juanita Rogers was 15 years old, when she recorded “I’m So Glad You Love Me” b/w “Teenager’s Letter Of Promises” in 1959 in somebody’s living room. Lynn Hollings, the narrator on the A-side, was a jazz disc jockey in Chicago during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
It is not known whether the Five Joys are the same as the “Five Jays” (male lead, female lead, three male backup singers) whose publicity photo is in Robert Pruter’s collection.
I’m So Glad You Love Me / Teenager’s Letter Of Promises
I’m So Glad You Love Me (rehearsal)
The Dupries - Joanie Duprey, Dick Schulz & Carol Duprey
The Dupries (St. Paul, Minnesota)
aka Candy & The Corals
Dick Schulz (Lead Vocal / Bass Guitar)
Annie Duprey (Vocal)
Joanie Duprey (Vocal)
Carol Duprey (Vocal)
Dave Pilz (Drums)
Dave Parpovich (Lead Guitar)
1965 - Kissy Face / Baby Doll (Test 100 / Thunderbird 106)
Candy & The Corals
1967 - I Should Have Loved You More / I Know (Test 110)
The Dupries, Annie, Joanie & Carol Duprey were from St. Paul, Minnesota as was their band: Dick Schulz (bass and vocal), Dave Pilz (drums) and Dave Parpovich (lead guitar). Dupries was an altered form of the sisters’ last name. In 1965 , they singing in many shows in the Wisconsin area and local Dj and producer Dick Hoff aka Dick Hiliday co-wrote the song "Baby Doll" for the group."Kissy Face" and "Baby Doll " were recorded in May, 1965 for St. Paul label Test Records. Just month after that small-label release they were picked up and re-released on Thunderbird.
The Dupries Candy & The Corals
Thunderbird Records was formed in the early 1960s by Len and Ben Weisman. Like its allied label Sahara Records it was named after a Las Vegas gambling casino frequented by an affiliate who later became a partner. Len Weisman is better known locally as Buffalo’s biggest player in the record business, Lenny Silver. "Baby Doll" became a hit locally on WDUZ Green Bay, Wisconsin. After this the girls and band went back to Test Records and got a release as Candy & The Corals and again failing to hit, theydisappeared from our world of records and radio.
Kissy Face Baby Doll
Candy & The Corals
I Should Have Loved You More / I Know
The Apollos (1) (Newark, NJ)
Danny Studnicky (Lead)
1959 - I Love You Darling / Bandstand Baby (Harvard 803)
The Apollos from Newark, NJ. consisted of Joseph Bertolino, Danny Studnicky, James LaParra, Mike Azzolino, & George Deutsch (with Danny Studnicky singing the lead.) In 1959, The Apollos recorded "I Love You Darling" b/w "Bandstand Baby" released by Harvard records owned by Trade Martin and Johnny Power, the two formed Rome Records in 1960. This was the group's only release. Legal action or the threat of legal action from Dick Clark over the word "Bandstand" in the flip side's title negatively impacted the sales of the record and caused the group to disband.
I Love You Darling Bandstand Baby