• The Intentions (2)
    Chip & The Quartertones : Chip Kopaczewiki, Dick Curry, Jimmy Murkens & Tony Galantino


    Chip & The Quartertones (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    ref : The Intentions (2)



    Personnel :

    Chip Kopaczewski (Lead)

    Tony Galantino (Baritone/Bass)

    Jimmy Murkens (1st/2nd Tenor)

    Dick Curry (Baritone/2nd Tenor)

    Jimmy Gleason (1st Tenor)






    Discography :

    Chip & The Quartertones
    Single :
    1964 - Simple Simon / You Were My Baby (Carlton 604)
    Unreleased :
    1964 - He's In Love With Sandra (Carlton)
    1964 - She Walked Away (Carlton)

    The Intentions (2)
    1964 - I'm In Love With A Go Go Girl / Wonderful Girl (Melron 5014)





    Biography :

    Chip Kopaczewski first recorded with the Quartertones in 1964. That group didn't last as long as the list of its original members: Chip Kopaczewski (lead), Tony Galantino (baritone/bass), Jimmy Murkens (1st/2nd tenor), Dick Curry (baritone/2nd tenor) and Jimmy Gleason (1st tenor). They practice and singing locally when signed Bill Fredericks as their manager who connected the group with LeRoy Lovett a record executive.

    The Intentions (2)
    Chip & The Quartertones : Chip Kopaczewski, Tony Galantino, Dick Curry & Jimmy Murkens

    In the fall of 1964 LeRoy Lovett send the group  at the Sound Plus Studio on Kensington Av. in Philadelphia to cut "Simple Simon" and "You Were My Baby" .The single will be released released on the Carlton label in New York owned by Jack Carlton. "Simple Simon" and "You Were My Baby"  Which came to be the entire catalogue of singles released by the group, it abandoned in the summer of '65 as Chip Kopaczewski and fellow member, Tony Galantino, joined the Intentions. Before the arrivals of Chip & Tony, the Intentions is composed by Eddie Sachetti (lead/1st tenor), Albert DiPrieto (baritone), Charlie Votta (1st tenor) & Tony Avicol.

    The Intentions (2)   The Intentions (2)
    The Intentions : Al DiPrietro, Tony Avicol, Charlie Votta and Eddie Sachetti (seated)                                                                             

    The new intentions, Eddie Sachetti, Albert DiPrieto, Charlie Votta, Tony Galantino and Chip Kopaczewski released "I'm In Love With a Go Go Girl" b/w "Wonderful Girl" in 1965. One side is an original composition by the group, and the flip side is an exceptional version of the Five Satins song. The same year their musical venture was finished. Kopaczewski, Galantino and Votta then attended Cheney University in Pennsylvania together, not to enter into the music business again.






    Songs :

    Chip & The Quartertones

      
    Simple Simon                           You Were My Baby

      
    He's In Love With Sandra                  She Walked Away    



    The Intentions (2)

      
    I'm In Love With A Go Go Girl                       Wonderful Girl       

     







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  • The Ray-Vons
    Karl Zeeb (Rusty Lane)

    The Ray-Vons (Livingston, NJ)




    Personnel :

    Karl Zeeb (Rusty Lane)





    Discography :

    The Ray-Vons
    1964 - Judy / Regina (Laurie 3248)

    Rusty Lane
    1958 - Darling Goodbye / Lonely One (Laurie 3019)

    Rusty Lane bb The Mystics (uncredited)
    1959 — Karen / Comes The Day (Laurie 3031)





    Biography :

    Karl Zeeb Jr. of 47 Hazelwood Avenue, Livingston, NJ., was a 1957 graduate of Livingston High School. From 1958 and under the name of Rusty Lane, he recorded two songs he wrote "Darling Goodbye" and "Lonely One" released by Laurie Records. With this first single he appear on the Dick Clark television show were he sing the two songs. On the second single in 1959, he was back up by The Mystics, although the group was uncredited on the label. He has performed on the Alan Freed rock’n roll show.

    The Ray-Vons    The Ray-Vons
    The Mystics (1959)                                                                     Karl Zeeb (Rusty Lane)

    In octobre 1959, he was held on charges of burglary in connection with thefts of a piggy bank, TV sets and cash from 29 homes to raise money for a car and a bride.  He was held without bail on charges of breaking, entering, larceny and receiving stolen goods. His arrest puts a stop to his career. Yet in 1964, he recorded two song "Judy" and "Regina". According to some source, he records all the voices. The writer on "Judy" is Rusty Lane ; The writers on "Regina" are Rusty Lane, Ernie Maresca, and Lou Zerato. The single was released on Laurie 3248 Under the name Of The Ray-Vons.






    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    The Ray-Vons

      
    Judy                                       Regina


    Rusty Lane

      
    Darling Goodbye                               Lonely One

     

    Rusty Lane bb The Mystics (uncredited)

      
             Karen                                            Comes The Day










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  • The Dual Tones aka The Dolphins (3)
     

    The Dolphins (3) Port Chester, New York)
    aka The Dual Tones




    Personnel :

    James Cascio

    Anthony Fotia


     



    Discography :

    The Dual Tones
    1959 - Bubble-Gum Bop! / I'll Belong To You (Sabre 203)

    The Dolphins (3)
    1961 -  Rainbow's End / One More For The Road (Empress 102)




    Biography :

    The Dolphins were were James Cascio and Anthony Fotia. They were from Port Chester, New York. In 1959, James and Anthony  recorded two songs : "Bubble-Gum Bop!" b/w "I'll Belong To You". The single was released on the tiny Sabre records in New York. they were billed as the Dual Tones. They had the pleasure of appearing on the stage of an Allan Freed show in the Catskills back in 1959 were and they backed up Johnny Maestro on "16 Candles".

    The Dual Tones aka The Dolphins (3)    The Dual Tones aka The Dolphins (3)

    At the end of the year 1960, James Cascio and Anthony Fotia sign a recording contract with Empress and change their name to the Dolphins . Empress was a subsidiary of Valmor Records. The Valmor Company was started in the fall of 1960 in New York city. It was a division of Countess, international, and owned and run by Gene and Jody Malis (Jody often used her maiden name, Cameron).

    The Dual Tones aka The Dolphins (3)     The Dual Tones aka The Dolphins (3)

    In 1961, Valmor opened the subsidiary label, Empress. The Empress label lasted about a year and only released 8 singles. The new renamed Dolphins recorded two ballads : "Rainbow's End" and "One More For The Road" released on Empress 102. After the empress release, Anthony Fotia moved to the Bronx.






    Songs :

    The Dolphins (3)

      
    One More For The Road                   Rainbow's End         


    The Dual Tones

      
    I'll Belong To You                            Bubble-Gum Bop!




     

     

     

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    The Rajahs aka The Nutmegs aka The Lyres

    The Rajahs (New Haven, Conn.)
    aka The Nutmegs aka The Lyres


     


    Personnel :

    Leroy Griffin (Lead)

    "Sonny" Washburn (First Tenor)

    Eddie Martin (Second Tenor)

    "Sonny" Griffin (Baritone)

    Leroy McNeil (Bass)





    Discography :

    Singles
    1957 - Shifting Sands / I Feel In love (Klik 7805)
    1973 - Rose Ann (a capella) / You're Crying (a capella) (Klik 1019)
    1973 - Story To You (a capella) / I Love You So (The Five Satins) (Klik 1020)

    Unreleased :
    1958 - Help Me (Demo)




    Biography :

    The Nutmegs were a 1950s American doo wop vocal group from New Haven, Connecticut. They are best known for their songs "Story Untold" and "Ship of Love," both released in 1955. Each single made the national R&B charts, with "Story Untold" reaching #2 and "Ship of Love" peaking at #13. The quintet was led by tenor Leroy Griffin and was signed to Herald Records in New York.

    The Rajahs aka The Nutmegs aka The Lyres

    In 1956, The Nutmegs returned home to New Haven, Connecticut, after a disagreement with Alan Freed, who accused them of including obscenities in their act. Billy Emery, who was with the group prior to recording, left to marry and Tyson left to concentrate on his first love, Gospel. The Griffins and McNeil remained and were joined by Washburn from the Five Dukes on Atlas and Eddie Martin from the Five Satins.

    The Rajahs aka The Nutmegs aka The Lyres

    To Avoid contractual problems, they changer their name to the Rajahs. A single as the Rajahs on Connecticut's Klik label (1957) with ”Shifting Sands” and ”I Feel In love” have poor result. Griffin soon changed the group right back into the Nutmegs, but it was Washburn who assumed some of the lead vocal chores on later sides by the group such as the 1962 "Crazy 'Bout You." They  made records as the Lyres and the Rajahs, but it’s under their main name The Nutmegs had their two big R&B chart hits. Both were composed by the group's distinctive lead singer, Leroy Griffin.





    Songs :

      
    Shifting Sands                            I Feel In love

      
    Rose Ann  / You're Crying                          Story To You           
     







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  • The Sliders (1)
    Byron Gibson

    The Sliders (1) (Los Angeles, CA)





    Personnel :

    Byron Gibson JR. (Lead)

    Judge Dennis

    Eugene Jackson

    Clarence Alexander (Bass)

    Leo Alexander (Tenor)





    Discography :

    The Sliders (1) as The Pharaohs
    Unreleased :
    1956 - My Little Girl (Specialty)

    Byron "Slick" Gipson & The Sliders (1)
    Single :
    1956 - The One I Love / Honey-Dew (Specialty 566)
    Unreleased :
    1956 - I Want 'Cha Baby (Specialty)

    "Flick" Gipson & The Sliders (1)   
    1956 - Footloose And Fancy-Free / Etta Mae (Specialty 587)

    The Sliders (1)
    1958 - There Is a Great Big Moon / Love Is Like a Mountain (Chevron 750)

    Johnny Two-Voice bb The Sliders (1) (Uncredited)
    1958 - You And Your Lovin' Ways / Comin' Around The Mountain (Specialty 676)
    1959 - Superman  / You Done Gone (Specialty 685)






    Biography :

    Byron "Slick" Gipson & The Sliders (1) were also known as The Pharaohs "I Want 'Cha Baby" was done at Master Recorders On December 7, 1955 and never released (although this session did produce a couple of singles by the young group). The Sliders / Pharaohs were Byron Gibson JR., Judge Dennis, Eugene Jackson, Clarence Alexander & Leo Alexander. Bumps Blackwell’s combo instrumentally Backed their vocals. The Sliders cut two single for Specialty before Byron Gibson joins a group called Freddie Tieken & the Rockers with which he will record some singles under the name of Wild Child Gipson.

    The Sliders (1)
    Wild Child Gipson & The Rockers

    From there The Sliders needed a lead singer and Vernon Garrett joined the group . Joe Gordon and Patricia Slater replace Judge Dennis and Eugene Jackson in the group. The Sliders became a very well known group in L.A. along with the Hollywood Flames, The Penguins, The Fortunes and other groups. They recorded "Love is Like a Mountain" (Vocal Joe Gordon) b/w "There Is a Great Big Moon" (Vocal Vernon Garrett) for George Garabinia.

    The Sliders (1)   The Sliders (1)
                                                                                                               Johnny Morissette (Johnny Two-Voice)

    In 1958, Johnny Morissette (Johnny Two-Voice) had managed to secure a contract with Specialty records, and in October the company released "You And Your Lovin' Ways" and "Comin' Around The Mountain" . Art Rupe & Sonny Bono produced the session with H.B. Barnum arranging &  The Sliders (Vernon Garrett, Clarence Alexander, Joe Gordon and Patricia Slater) singing backgrounds. Art Rupe chose to issue the remaining two songs from the initial session two monts later. There were "Superman" coupled with "You Done Gone". In 1959, Gene Mumford hired away Joe Gordon for Billy Ward and The Dominoes. That was the end of the group.







    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 


    Byron "Slick" Gipson & The Sliders (1)   

      
    The One I Love / Honey Dew                      I Want 'Cha Baby         


    "Flick" Gipson & The Sliders (1)   

      
    Footloose And Fancy-Free                               Etta Mae              

    The Sliders (1)

      
     Love Is Like A Mountain             There's A Great Big Moon Tonight



    Johnny Two-Voice bb The Sliders (1) (Uncredited)

      
      Superman                                           You Done Gone

      
    Comin' Around The Mountain              You And Your Lovin' Ways

     



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