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Dion & The Belmonts

Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer, songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock and R&B styles-and, most recently, straight blues. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had 39 Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a solo performer, with the Belmonts or with the Del Satins. He is best remembered for the singles "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer", "Ruby Baby" and "Lovers Who Wander", among his other hits.

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Belmonts : Acappella Christmas : 00  1 CD : ZPER 394

Belmonts : Acappella Christmas

The Belmonts, Daniel Elliott, Fred Milano, Warren Gradus and Angelo D'Aleo, are a Doo-Wop group that goes way back-as we can tell from the Sonny Bono outfits they're sporting on the cover. An unusual mix here-'Annual Animal Christmas Ball' will delight the younger set, a folky, inspirational 'Miracle on the Hill,' and a lilting 'The Child Divine.' 'Our First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs.' is pure streetcorner doo-wop. Then we have the rousing minor-keyed Hanukkah carol, 'The 8 Days of Hanukkah.' 'A Lot Like Santa Claus' spills the beans on the bearded one's true identity. Our favorite cut is the traditional 'Mary Had a Baby.' The cd closes, as will the year, with 'Old 365' a sweet song to the year gone by and the 'new kid on the block.' A unique holiday collection by some talented guys!

Songlist: The Annual Animal Christmas Ball, Miracle On The Hill, The Child Divine, Our First Year As Mr and Mrs, The Eight Days Of Hanukkah, A Lot Like Santa Claus, Mary Had A Baby, Old 365 (The New Year's Song)

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2548c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella

Belmonts : Cigars, Acappella & Candy : 00  1 CD : 090431790021

Belmonts : Cigars, Acappella & Candy

Acappella is the spelling of the classical a cappella when it refers to doo-wop and later to rock 'n roll. It evolved in the late '40s and by the late fifties had emerged into popular culture from the street corners, hallways, alleys and bathrooms where great echoes could be heard. The practitioners usually presented themselves to producers as acappella groups and then were relegated to background singing and stepped on by instrumentation. The Belmonts were named for Belmont Avenue in the Bronx, their hometown. Joining Dion in 1957 to create 'I Wonder Why' which went to #22, they continued as Dion And The Belmonts until 1960 when Dion went solo. In that collaborative period they had two #5 hits, 'Where Or When' and the cloying 'Teenager In Love.' After Dion's departure they had a couple of minor hits in the early '60s but had to wait to create this legacy to doo-wop music until 1972. It is, indubitably, a masterpiece.

Songlist: That's My Desire, Da Doo Ron Ron, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, Where On When, My Sweet Lord, Rock And Roll Lullabye, We Belong Together, Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye), Street Corner Symphony

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8221c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella

Kirby Shaw : Ruby Baby : Showtrax CD : 884088219192 : 08202214

Kirby Shaw : Ruby Baby

Here's an R&B arrangement of the 1963 pop hit by Dion that really cooks! A super choice for your guys group! Available separately: TBB, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:25

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4311p | Showtrax CD | $24.95

Mac Huff : A Teenager in Love : Showtrax CD : 073999265002 : 08551525

Mac Huff : A Teenager in Love

Dion & the Belmont's 1959 hit makes a great showcase for younger choirs with this Discovery Pop arrangement by Mac Huff.

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4447p | Showtrax CD | $19.95

Individual Folios

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A Teenager in Love : 2-Part : Mac Huff : Doc Pomus : Dion & The Belmonts : Showtrax CD : 08551524 : 073999467024

Mac Huff : A Teenager in Love

This is the teenager's lament! All the angst of young love lost is right here in a fun Discovery Pop arrangement of Dion & the Belmont's 1959 hit.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composers: Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman Performed By: Dion & The Belmonts

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551524 | Showtrax CD Available

Ruby Baby : TBB : Kirby Shaw : Dion & The Belmonts : Sheet Music : 08202213 : 884088219185

Kirby Shaw : Ruby Baby

Here's an R&B arrangement of the 1963 pop hit by Dion that really cooks! A super choice for your guys group! Available separately: TBB, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:25

Arranger: Kirby Shaw Performed By: Dion & The Belmonts

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202213 | Showtrax CD Available

Runaround Sue : TTBB : Roger Emerson : Dion Francis DiMucci : Dion & The Belmonts : Sheet Music : 00138936 : 888680033880

Roger Emerson : Runaround Sue

Here's a great motivator for guys' groups! The 1961 #1 hit by Dion is a doo-wop classic, with triadic harmonics, and lead solo to bring down the house! ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Dion Francis DiMucci | Lyricist: Dion Francis DiMucci Performed By: Dion & The Belmonts

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00138936