The Rosebuds (1)
The Rosebuds (1) (New York)
Dorothy Pasqualini (Lead)
Rosemarie De Santis
1957 - Dearest Darling / Unconditional Surrender (Gee 1033)
1959 - Kiss Me Goodnight / Joey (Lancer 102)
1957 - Darling I Love You So (Gee)
The Rosebuds, four singers from Brooklyn got such a chance in 1957 when they were part of a superb roster of talent, scoring a run in the process. The Rosebuds were from the Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn and attended New Utrecht High School. The quartet enjoyed singing for fun, never thinking that they would actually record anything.
Through a parent's contact, the girls landed a deal with Gee Records, known for its Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll acts. Their passing fancy for singing did not go unheralded. The girls recorded two sides for Gee. The A-side was “Dearest Darling”, a warm ballad with Dorothy deftly handling the lead role. The song merited local airplay around New York City.
Since most acts singing for the label in 1957 were black, this foursome of Italian- American girls stood out on the roster when they made a personal appearance at Alan Freed's Easter Jubilee at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in March of 1957. Other Gee-Rama acts on the program were Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, Little Billy Mason, The Harptones and The Cleftones.
After the initial single, Dorothy left to pursue a solo career. The remaining trio, with Mary Salta on lead, recorded one more vivacious single in 1959 entitled, “ Joey”, flipped with “Kiss Me Goodnight” for the Goldner-distributed Lancer Records. After this, the group Disbanded.
Dearest Darling Unconditional Surrender Kiss Me Goodnight
Darling I Love You So
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