• The Sierras (3)

    The Sierras (3) (Brooklyn, NY)


    Personnel :

    Cassandra Dunlop (Lead)

    Larry Marshall

    Algie Hough

    William Barber (Bass)

    Lawrence Traynor


    Discography :

    1963 - I'll Believe It When I See It / I Should Have Loved You (Goldisc G4)


    Discography :

    Respected actor and singer Larry Marshall and his friend Algie Hough from Brooklyn sang very briefly with the The DellChords who backed David Campanella. They were 15 years old. For several years David Campanella  was in trouble with the law. He was a member of the street gang the Chaplains, and he was convicted for disorderly conduct and burglary. In 1960, Larry & Algie formed another group called The Sierras with two other members from the neighborhood, a female vocalist, Cassandra Dunlop, Preston Green singing baritone and Bass Melvin Wady,. After a few low grade gigs, they finally landed a manager, Joe D’Angelo! So, over the course of three years they did twenty three auditions. After so many years of trying the group decided to part ways with each other, but about a year later Joe called Algie, and said he’d gotten them a record deal, a record deal with George Goldner, the man who recorded, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers. So, Larry and Algie start calling on a few folks they know. A bass, William Barber, Lawrence Traynor, a white guy, and  Cassandra Dunlop. They go downtown to 1650 B’way to rehearsal, and find out that they not going to record the material that they been doing, but two songs written by songwriter, Joe Simmons, and by their manager. They recorded "I'll Believe It When I See It" b/w "I Should Have Loved You" released by Goldisc owned by George Goldner. "I'll Believe It When I See It" made #22 in Cleveland and #23 in Chicago but didn't chart in New York.


    Songs :

    I'll Believe It When I See It                   I Should Have Loved You


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