Friday, March 18, 2011

"There's A Moon Out Tonight" by The Capris.

OK, back to the 60's: Originally named The Supremes, this Queens doo-wop quintet was formed when its members were all 15 years old. They later changed their name to that of a Lincoln model (NOT after an Italian isle, as was originally thought). Their only hit was recorded in '58 - a street-corner harmony classic ballad by Luccisano/Gentile/Striano. The ending is unique in that is goes from falsetto to bass instead of the other way around. The original recording faded into obscurity only to be "found" by Murray the K at WINS, peaking at #3 in '61. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: The Pozo-Seco Singers. "Time". I had completely forgotten about this beautiful ballad until I recently heard it on PBS during a "Folk Rewind" show hosted by John Sebastian.

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