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« Reply #270 on: October 15, 2017, 10:45:49 PM »
Nick Santamaria - NYPD - RIP

     http://ballseyesboomers.blogspot.com/2010/12/there-was-moon-out-last-night-rembering.html

     

 

Lead singer of the Ozone Park, NY doowop quintet, The Capris. Born Nov. 10, 1941, he wrote and led the group's signature ballad, "There's A Moon Out Tonight." Santo left the group in 1963 for a career as a New York City police officer. In 1982, he re-formed The Capris and scored a regional hit with "Morse Code Of Love," later covered by the Manhattan Transfer. Santo and The Capris remained active until illness forced his retirement in 2007. He died Dec. 30, 2010, of mesothelioma.

 Here Nick Santamaria tells his story of cancer and sings the Capris famous hit "There's A Moon Out Tonite".

 

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« Reply #271 on: October 19, 2017, 04:11:05 AM »
A mix of "The Top 20 Greatest"...not sure if i would rate all as "The Greatest" but good listening...

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« Reply #272 on: October 20, 2017, 08:51:35 AM »
Thanks Chief. That video brought back some great memories. During the late 80's and early 90's I had the good fortune to have part time work, on air, at two Long Island "Oldies" radio stations. The now defunct WGLI 1290 and WNYG 1440, both AM stations, gave me the opportunity to meet some great artists of the 50's and 60's. Herbie Cox and the Cleftones, Emil Stuccio (Sgt. NYC Transit P.D. at the time) and the Classics, Jimmy Keyes & The Chords, Lenny Cocco of the Chimes, Kathy Jean & The Roomates. Lenny & Kathy both worked at WNYG as DJ's also. The fabulous NYC & Philly DJ Jocko Henderson, Lee Andrews and The Hearts, Accapella Group BQE, The Chaperones and a few others. The pay was paltry, but who cared. I had the pleasure of meeting all of these personalities and in studio queing up 45's and LP cuts, producing commercials, engineering the Mickey B. Saturday show (Mickey did not run a board) and playing the music I loved. I know how GMan feels with his involvement in the business. If only we could only return to those days, ah yes.

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« Reply #273 on: October 20, 2017, 07:26:11 PM »
Thanks Chief. That video brought back some great memories. During the late 80's and early 90's I had the good fortune to have part time work, on air, at two Long Island "Oldies" radio stations. The now defunct WGLI 1290 and WNYG 1440, both AM stations, gave me the opportunity to meet some great artists of the 50's and 60's. Herbie Cox and the Cleftones, Emil Stuccio (Sgt. NYC Transit P.D. at the time) and the Classics, Jimmy Keyes & The Chords, Lenny Cocco of the Chimes, Kathy Jean & The Roomates. Lenny & Kathy both worked at WNYG as DJ's also. The fabulous NYC & Philly DJ Jocko Henderson, Lee Andrews and The Hearts, Accapella Group BQE, The Chaperones and a few others. The pay was paltry, but who cared. I had the pleasure of meeting all of these personalities and in studio queing up 45's and LP cuts, producing commercials, engineering the Mickey B. Saturday show (Mickey did not run a board) and playing the music I loved. I know how GMan feels with his involvement in the business. If only we could only return to those days, ah yes.

 Memory master, that is quite a story that you tell. Yes, both you and G-man were a special part of this GREAT music era. The kind of music that is STILL celebrated by so many, not just a few of us.

 I happened to stop at a local Dunkin Donuts a few weeks ago. The music that was playing in there was the same kind of music that we are following along here. It is still around and many of us still know the words to each of those songs many years later. I think a lot of us here would like to return to those days as well. So you are not alone in that thinking.

 Thank you for telling us your story.

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« Reply #274 on: October 20, 2017, 09:53:00 PM »
  Wow, I'm amazed as I look at those artists. It looks like I've either played with or backed up almost all of them and performed at shows with the all rest.  Even though I'm always hired because I read music, I often found myself already knowing those artists' songs from my younger days of sitting with a guitar on my lap, listening to WABC, WMCA and even 1010-WINS on the radio. Some songs from that era were not so easy to do. Songs by the Duprees, Skyliners, Flamingos, Platters, and Fleetwoods were not for "3-chord" playing, novice musicians.  There are artists like Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon who have finely orchestrated "Las Vegas" styled shows that I had to be prepared for on short notice.     

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« Reply #275 on: October 21, 2017, 08:05:15 AM »
Gman, you forgot to mention WMGM 1050 AM. Dean Hunter and Peter Tripp among their DJ's. 1050 later became WHN which was an "easy listening" station of sorts. It then became a country music station, whose call letters I don't remember at the moment. Lee Arnold was the mid-day DJ on that station. Now I think it's a Spanish speaking station. I can't be sure as I haven't been within reach of most NYC AM stations for a long while.

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« Reply #276 on: October 23, 2017, 06:22:36 PM »
If any of you gents have a music collection i.e. 33's, 45's, 78's or CD's there is a great computer site for cataloging your collection. collectorz.com   I have had it for a few years and use it quite often to add info, etc. They also have sites for other collectable items. The price is quite reasonable. Just a suggestion for those interested.

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« Reply #277 on: October 23, 2017, 10:03:20 PM »
 I don't know if this is considered Doo Wop, but every time this guy was singing at one of the casinos near my house, my wife always wanted me to buy tickets for us to go see him. Maybe your wives/girl friends wanted to do the same thing.

 Anyway, at 82 years old now, he's still singing to live audiences. He has also song with his son and most recently with his granddaughter. He goes by the name of Engelbert Humperdink and this was him singing live in June, 2017. This song was one of his first and most famous he sung 50 years ago.

  

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« Reply #278 on: October 24, 2017, 09:48:23 AM »
More of a Pop Ballad, anyway it made it's chart debut 4/8/67 and was on the chart for 14 weeks reaching the #4 spot. It had previously been recorded by a Country Artist, Jimmy Heap in 1954. Anyhow you look at it, we'll never hear music like this again with the garbage that's out there now.

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« Reply #279 on: October 25, 2017, 06:51:19 PM »
Sad to say, the great "Fats" Domino passed away yesterday, 10/24, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. "Fats" was 89. Rest In Peace and thanks for the years of great music and memories.

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« Reply #280 on: October 25, 2017, 11:39:13 PM »
I don't know if this is considered Doo Wop, but every time this guy was singing at one of the casinos near my house, my wife always wanted me to buy tickets for us to go see him. Maybe your wives/girl friends wanted to do the same thing.

 Anyway, at 82 years old now, he's still singing to live audiences. He has also song with his son and most recently with his granddaughter. He goes by the name of Engelbert Humperdink and this was him singing live in June, 2017. This song was one of his first and most famous he sung 50 years ago.

 

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« Reply #281 on: October 25, 2017, 11:41:19 PM »
Sad to say, the great "Fats" Domino passed away yesterday, 10/24, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. "Fats" was 89. Rest In Peace and thanks for the years of great music and memories.

RIP.

     

     

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« Reply #282 on: October 26, 2017, 08:58:32 AM »
 "Fats Domino", May he Rest in Peace and Thank You for sharing your talent with us.

 That guy, Englebert Humpy, I guess did have a lot going for him, and probably still does when it comes to the ladies thing. Maybe this guy had the money, the looks and the ladies.

 I guess he might have had a lot going for himself, BUT, one thing that this guy DIDN'T get to do:

 "He didn't get to ride Squad "A" in the fire department like I did".

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« Reply #283 on: November 26, 2017, 05:56:38 AM »
Sad to report that the co-founder of the "Tokens", Mitch Margo passed away in his sleep on Friday 11/24. Mitch was the co-writer and falsetto voice on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Tonight I Fell In Love" and other tunes. Mitch was 70 years of age. Rest In Peace Sir and thanks for the memories.

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« Reply #284 on: November 26, 2017, 08:06:48 AM »
Sad to report that the co-founder of the "Tokens", Mitch Margo passed away in his sleep on Friday 11/24. Mitch was the co-writer and falsetto voice on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Tonight I Fell In Love" and other tunes. Mitch was 70 years of age. Rest In Peace Sir and thanks for the memories.

 It's sad to think that so much GREAT MUSIC TALENT is leaving us. Those songs, like so many others, were popular then, and to some of us still as popular today. Many of us still know those songs word for word after decades of time passing by.

 Those of us who would be seniors now have such GREAT MEMORIES of a time gone by. I don't think that time frame will EVER be repeated again.

 It wasn't just the music, it was the TV Shows, the families together, the true meaning of our Holidays, discipline in the school and respect for our parents and the law, the meaning of good work ethics, and on and on. I'm just glad I've been a part of it.

 We probably didn't realize it then, but this music would stay with us for our entire lives, some 50 years later.