• The Acorns aka Vinny Catalano

    The Acorns aka Vinny Catalano

    Personnel :

    Vinny Catalano (Solo)

    Discography :

    The Acorns

    1958 - Angel / I'm Gonna Stick To You (Unart 2006)
    1959 - Please Come Back / Your Name And Mine  (Unart 2015)

    Vinny Catalano
    1963 - Please mr Juke box man / Rags to riches (Hammer 6312)

    Vinny Catalano & The Day Dreams (2)
    1962 - I Won't Cry Anymore / Because Of You (?)


    Biography :

    Vince Catalano was born on a farm in New London, Connecticut. He has spent over 45 years in the music business. As a recording artist he waxed his first 45 on Gee Label in 1956, "Ding Dong" by The Echoes.

    He went on to have several other releases under many different names - Vinny Downes, Tom Swift under the name The Lonely Boys, Vinny & Sue, Vinny & Kenny, Bea & Dea & the Buttons. His greatest success came under the name The Acorns where he had two number one songs in Hawaii : "Angel" and "Your Name And Mine". As a songwriter Vinny has penned over 300 tunes. Eventually he would star his own short lived label C&A before becoming partners in Blast Records a subsidiary of Sinclair Records owned by the late Don Ames. 

    The Excellents

    Also under the Sinclair Banner, Vinny worked with groups on Mermaid and Whale. It was here Vinny penned one of his best tunes "Conney Island Baby" by the Excellents. Vinny worked with his kid brother's group, Donnie & the Dreamers, recording over 10 excellent sides, most lost and unreleased.

    Donnie & the Dreamers

    Donnie & the Dreamers backed Vinny Catalano  under the name the Day Dreams for two songs. When Vinny left Blast he started his own label again, Wilshire, and released several great sides by the Dubs and Love Notes.  He Release a great album, The Dubs meet the Shells, rerecording both groups with the end result sounding just like the earlier original recording.


    Songs :

    The Acorns

    Angel                                  Please Come Back

    Your name and mine             I'm Gonna Stick To You

    Vinny Catalano

    Please Mr Jukebox Man            Rags to riches



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