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Posted By: Jim Liddane on: 04/26/2009 12:50:45 EDT|
Subject: RE: Trivial Time - Ernie Maresca - Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - 1962
Is not that one great record?
Ernie wrote lots of hits for Dion including "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer", "Lovers Who Wander" and "Donna the Prima Donna", and that song you gave us was a demo he offered Dion but Dion turned it down.
So he got it out himself and became a star.
Well for a week or two anyway.
Later on, The Del-Satins became?...
Well, they became The (New) Belmonts, with Dion - then they became the backing sound for Jan & Dean, then they became the Johnny Maestro & The (New) Crests, and finally(?), they became The Brooklyn Bridge.
They should have been massively huge instead of always filling in for everybody else, but at least they are still around and I notice, only ahout two or three weeks ago, in Billboard, that they have a new album called "Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge Today Volume 2" which means they have been around and recording and working since 1958 in one version or another - and that is not bad!