• The Ocapello's

    The Ocapello's 

    The Ocapello's (East Orange, NJ)


    Personnel :

    Pat Coleman

    Artie Johnson

    Jimmy Tymes

    Walter Tooney

    Vincent Williams


    Discography :

    1966 - The Stars / Anytime (General 106/107 / Checker 1144)

    Biography :

    In 1960, Patrick Coleman singing with the East Orange's Cameos, with his brother William and sister Patsy. They only cut one single "Wait up" b/w "Lost Lovers" on the tiny Dean label. Six years later, Patrick became a member of the legendary Ocapellos.

    The Ocapello's
    (L to R) Vincent Williams, Jimmy Tymes,Walter Tooney, Pat Coleman and Artie Johnson

    The Ocapello's recorded two songs : "The Stars" b/w "Anytime " Members of this one-record group were Pat Coleman, Artie Johnson, Jimmy Tymes, Walter Tooney and Vincent Williams. The single was released in 1966 on General #107.

    The Ocapello's

    In June 1966, Checker purchased the General master and released it in August 1966 on Checker (# 1144).  It was again released in 1972. "The Stars" got a lot of play in Pittsburgh, PA over the years.

    Songs :

    The Stars                                         Anytime

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