The G-Notes aka The Gino Sisters aka Jeff & The Gino's
The G-Notes (Thousand Oaks, Ca)
aka The Gino Sisters aka Jeff & The Gino's
1958 - I Would / Ronnie (My Teenage Dream) (Tender 510/Jackpot 48000)
1959 - Broken Down Merry-Go-Round / Johnny, Johnny, Johnny (Guyden 2012)
1959 - If They Only Knew / Say You're Mine (Form 102)
The Gino Sisters
1958 - Be My Special Valentine (with Carol Kurman) / Valentine Rock (inst) (Hart 1691-51)
1958 - Gone You're Gone (?)
Jeff & The Gino's
1963 - Let me out / One Summer In a Million (Mercury 72138)
Frankie Ervin (bb The G-Notes & Ricky Page)
1959 - Believe Me/Why Don't You Go? (Guyden 2010)
The G-Notes was a female band comprised of the Gino Sisters: Linda (12 yrs) , Nancy (10 yrs) and the youngest Colleen (3 yrs). They are from California where their father Sam Gino had built a recording studio in Thousand Oaks.
The G.Notes with Dick Clark
"I Would " /" Ronnie" Original Issue on Tender 510 from mid 1958 Both sides credited to George Motola and Ricky Page and Eddie Cochran on guitar, recorded at Goldstar studio (Hollywood). "Johnny, Johnny, Johnny " on their second single is again credited to Motola-Page and again With Eddie Cochran on guitar. Cochran liked the song so much he cut it himself re-titled "Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie".
The Trio made many television appearances. In February 1959, a Frankie Ervin record appeared on Philadelphia's Guyden label, owned by Harry Finfer .
Frankie Ervin Ricky Page
George Motola told him they had some hot tunes and gave him $25 a side. The two songs, recorded in Los Angeles, were "Believe Me" and "Why Don't You Go?". The backup was provided by Ricky Page and the G-Notes .
Colleen and Ricky Nelson
In 1963, The two older sisters Linda and Nancy cut a single for Mercury with a young boy as "Jeff & The Gino's". Linda and Nancy were later members of a singing group called The Youngfolk which was comprised of 7 members (5 male and 2 female) between the age of 18 and 20 years old. They performed in coffee houses in and around Hollywood, CA and appeared on several television variety shows.
Colleen Gino, the youngest of the G Notes later sang with Kenny Cetera (younger brother of Peter Cetera from the popular band Chicago). In 1982 the two recorded the song “Are you ready for me” which was produced by Colleen’s father Sam Gino and appears on the B side of Colleen’s single titled “Don’t stop now” on the Vistone Records label. Among Colleen’s collection of records are the two singles “Soft Café” and “New York Rebel” which were recorded in Rome, Italy and appeared on the JDC record label located in San Pedro, CA.
Ronnie I Would Say You're Mine
Johnny Johnny Johnny" / "Broken Down Merry Go Round If They Only Knew
The Gino Sisters
Gone You're Gone
Frankie Ervin (bb The G-Notes & Rickie Page)
Believe Me Why Don't You Go?
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