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  Leroy Taylor
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Leroy Taylor worked with:
The Kays, The Winstons,

Leroy Taylor was born in Washington, D.C. and spent most of his life in the greater Baltimore area. In addition to his Columbia releases, he also recorded for the legendary Shrine label out of the District of Columbia and Brunswick records among others.

He toured for several years on the oldies circuit and was involved in the million seller "Color Him Father" by the Winstonís, Leroy Taylor & Four Kays (of D.C.ís Shrine records at the time) worked the Winstons playing back up, but sadly was not to share the success of The Winstons (made up of one of the Kays) hit release on Metromedia.

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  The (Original) Saints
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The Saints are:
Jim, Tom, Jerry, Lola, Kenny
based in New Port Richey, Florida

Originally formed in The Bronx, New York in August for 1964, by Lola & Tom Foy, The Saints have enjoyed a long and magnificent career in show business.

After having performed and recorded under many different guises, they have always managed to find their way back to their original Doo Wop roots.


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  Frankie Iovino & The Five Boroughs
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The Five Boroughs are:
Dave Strum - The Excellents - "Coney Island Baby"
Frank Iovino - The Bob Knight Four - "Good-Good Bye"
Steve Ward, Johnny Sorrentino
Jimmy DellaRosa - Street Corner Memories
Bruce Goldie - The Dreamers - "Because of You"
Charlie Notabartolo - The Casual Airs - "At the Dance"
based in Miami, Florida

The Five Boroughs are a new group comprised of original members of great doo-wop groups. A terrific blending of some of the best doo-wop talent from the five boroughs of New York (thus the name).

Frank and some of the original group members finally decided in 1986 to form a group called Bits and Pieces and to record some tracks. That lead to an EP being recorded for the Telemedia label featuring Gloria (with Tony P. on leads) and Don't Say Goodnight (with Jimmy Gallagher). The recording was a success and the group started doing the club circuit.

The next years, 1987-88, they recorded for Avenue D Records doing some great accapella tracks. The Five Boroughs were starting to attract attention from a lot of the big name doo-wop groups.

Frank explains that the big name groups would come down to Florida to perform and many times just the lead singer would come and would be in need of backup singers. That's where the versatility and talent of the Five Boroughs would come in. The group backed up such big name acts as Dion, Carl Gardner (the Coasters) and Rudy West (the Five Keys).

Listen to Jan's interview with Frankie Iovino
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  Sidney Barnes
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Sidney Barnes performed with:
The Embracers, The Serenaders, Geo-Si-Mike Productions in Detroit, Rotary Connection, The Professors

Sidney Barnes has been a part of the music business since the early 60's Over in England and other parts of Europe his 60's Soul recordings are collectors item and they consider him an icon and an American Soul Music legend.

After singing in several doo wop groups in Washington DC Junior high schools, including a group called The Embracers that included young Marvin Gaye, Van McCoy as well as a young Herb Feemster (of Peaches & Herb fame).

As a solo performer Sidney also enjoyd success in some great songs, not least his classic "Northern Soul" cut released on Red Bird and Blue Cat labels - " I Hurt On The Otherside".

Nay and Jan thank Sidney and the Professors for recording our Radio Show name drops!


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  Ray Pollard
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Ray Pollard performed with:
The Singing Wanderers, The Wanderers, The Joe Cuba Sextet

Ray Pollard was a native of New York City and joined the Wanderers in 1953. They hit the pop charts with the songs "There is No Greater Love" and "For Your Love" in the early 1960's. Regular performers at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, The Wanderers opened for Ella Fitzgerald and shared the stage with Eartha Kitt, Redd Foxx and Sam Cooke. The group later disbanded in 1964.

In 1965 Pollard, a tenor, embarked on his own as a solo artist and released a song that scored heavily on the British "Northern Soul" sceene, released on the United Artists label - "The Drifter". He later joined the Ink Spots as its lead singer, and in 1972 was performing with the Joe Cuba Sextet.

Sadly, we lost Ray in Winter of 2005, and Nay and Jan are forever endebtted to Ray for recording our radio Show name drops.


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  Bunny Sigler
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Bunny Sigler:
Singer, Song Writer and Producer

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bunny Sigler is a prolific writer and producer of the 1960's and 1970's. Bunny has worked with disco artists and groups like Double Exposure, First Choice, Linda Clifford and Force of Nature. However he was primarily concerned with his disco group Instant Funk, who provided the instrumentation for many of his solo records.

During the 60's he worked with the Parkway Record lable among many, and provided a tring of upbeat soul dance classics; "Sunny Sunday", "Let The Good Times Roll", and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long", to nme but three. As Walter Sigler sang the "23rd Psalm" at the ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen on March 29, 2007, at the United States Capitol.

Nay and Jan are forever endebtted to Bunny for recording our radio Show name drops.


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  Little Anthony & The Imperials
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Little Anthony & The Imperials:
Little Anthony initially sang with The Duponts, Joined the Imperials a.k.a. The Chesters. Both Little Anthony and Imperials were solo performers for a time.

Amazing as it may seem, Little Anthony & The Imperials have recently begun to take the concert stages by storm once again. Officially reuniting in early 1992, the group had not performed together for more than 17 years, yet the magic returned immediately and audiences are showing their approval with thunderous applause.

This successful reunion has already brought the group to sold out appearances at concert halls and fairs throughout the U.S., including Madison Square Garden in New York and the Hollywood Palace in Los Angeles. They made an appearance on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary TV Special" and were honored as recipients of The Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Fourth Annual Pioneer Award. They are just now receiving a long overdue recognition of their artistry and lifelong contributions to rhythm and blues music.

To listen to Jan's Interview with Little Anthony & The Imperials
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  Harmonix
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The Harmonix:
Bobby, Jack Duffy and Jack and Richard.

Bobby, Jack Duffy and Jack and Richard.Gross were the original members of the Boomerz doo wop A Cappella group. As the Boomerz they have worked with Jan and Nay on more than one occasion.

This new line-up promises to be as excviting as ever and Jan and Nay hope you'll visit the guys' web site.


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  Steve Alaimo
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Steve Alaimo:
Singer, Writer, Producer, who originally sang with The Redcoats

Steve Alaimo recorded several albums in the early '60s, but is best remembered for hosting and co-producing Dick Clark's Where the Action Is TV show later that decade.

A native of Rochester, NY, Alaimo was studying at the University of Miami when he formed the Redcoats, who scored a local hit with "I Want You to Love Me." He signed to the Checker label as a solo act early in the '60s and released two unsuccessful albums, Twist With Steve Alaimo and Mashed Potatoes. His greatest chart success the following year, when "Everyday I Have to Cry Some" peaked at number 46. He recorded seven more charting singles and several albums, but moved into production by the mid-'60s; he recorded acts such as Sam & Dave and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes at TK Records, the label he co-owned with Henry Stone.

By the 1970s, TK moved from soul/R&B into disco, recording KC & the Sunshine Band and the first 12" with gold-selling distinction, Peter Brown's 1977 single "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me." In 1987, Steve Alaimo founded the Vision label with Ron and Howard Albert to record Stephen Stills, Jimmy Cliff, and Inner Circle, among others. Recently Audio Vision Studios was opened to the recording community, offering major labels, producers and local artists a state of the art recording facility.

Listen to Jan's interview with Steve Alaimo
Link coming soon here.


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  The Dubs
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The Dubs
Formerly, The Scale Tones and The Five Wings, The Marvels,
Featuring Richard Blandon (also with The Vocaleers)


The Dubs formed from the merging of two short-lived vocal groups in Harlem, New York, The Five Wings and The Scale-Tones. Only after The Dubs had splintered again and changed name to The Marvels, Richard Blandon (from the musical Blandon family) joined the group.

Shrotly thereafter the name The Dubs was used nd released Blandon's song "Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely" on the Johnson label. The group's next single, "Could This Be Magic", also written by Blandon, was another pop hit, rising to #23 later in 1957, and in 1958 they split up and Blandon joined The Vocaleers, of which brother Curtis Blandon also becaqme a member.

Blandon left the Vocaleers and reformed The Dubs and the group signed again with ABC-Paramount, and recorded a string of singles over the next two years. For Josie Records they also recorded one side of a split album with The Shells, The Dubs Meet the Shells.

Richard Blandon kept the group active during the 1960s, often re-recording their old hits. In the mid 1980s the partnership between Blandon and Still ended, with each forming their own version of The Dubs. Ricaherd Blandon passed in 1991.

Follow the link to brother Curtis Blandon's web site for a first hand family description of how Richard was a musical inspiration.

Nay and Jan are forever endebtted to Richard Blandon and The Dubs for providing their radio Show endorsement/promotion.


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