The Dories (2) aka The Matadors (5) aka The Gents
The Dories (2) (Los Angeles)
aka The Matadors (5) aka The Gents (1)
1962 - Stompin' Sh-Boom / Breakup (Dore 629)
Tony Minichiello and Manuel Sanchez had been schoolmates with Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) at University High School in Los Angeles. In 1961 they recorded as the Gents on Liberty Records (with music arranged by Jan).
Vic Diaz was a solo artist for Del-Fi Records, who then connected with Tony and Manny for a single on Dore Records (The Dories) , produced by Kim Fowley in 1962.
They became the Matadors who were a vital part of the Jan & Dean vocal sound, at the peak of the duo’s popularity.
Breakup Stompin' Sh-Boom
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