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Formed in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, The Arrogants performed on street corners and at show clubs and dances in New York City's vibrant Doo-wop scene of the early nineteen sixties. In 1962, after recording two demos in Brooklyn ("My Heart Stood Still" and "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me"), they ventured to California and recorded 2 songs for Lute Records: "Canadian Sunset" and "Mirror, Mirror". The producer of the Lute sessions was Marshall Lieb, who had a hit in 1960 as a singer with the Hollywood Argyles on the song "Alley Oop", and the Mar-Keys provided instrumental accompaniment.

Lute released a promotional single of "Canadian Sunset" with "Mirror, Mirror" as the B-side. "Canadian Sunset" was picked up by a number of radio stations, and began receiving considerable promotional play on some New York stations; the band returned to Brooklyn and performed until approximately 1965. "My Heart Stood Still" and "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" were never released. In 1967, at the front side of a resurgence of interest in Doo-wop music, Candlelite Records acquired and re-released the single with "Canadian Sunset" and "Mirror, Mirror".


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Arrogants : Acappella Starlight Sessions : 1 CD :  : 090431679623

Arrogants : Acappella Starlight Sessions

Review: Originating from the Red Hook section of South Brooklyn, NY, The Arrogants' original five members were Frank Ayala, Sal Giarraffa, Augie Muizzo, Mike Munoz and Marcial Rivera, and they were discovered at a 1961 rehearsal at the neighborhood junior high school by a friend in the recording industry. In the summer of '62 they recorded "Canadian Sunset" and "Mirror Mirror" for Lute Records while on a 7-week tour of the west coast. The following year they recorded a remake of "When I Go to Sleep at Night." Other favorites among these 21 songs include a nice cover of "Sh-Boom," "Here Am I Broken Hearted, "Who's That Knocking, "Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me," a nice juicy "Get A Job," "Church Bells May Ring" and "Zing Went the Strings of my Heart." Nice, authentic stuff, some of which we are hearing for the first time.

Songlist: Walking Along, Sh-boom, Adorable, Life Is But A Dream, Here I Am Broken Hearted, Rags To Riches, Who's That Knocking, Can't We Be Sweethearts, Hold Me Kiss Me Thrill Me, Get A Job, I Promise To Remember, I Wish I Could Believe You, Tonight Could Be The Night, Three Wishes, Come Back My Love, Church Bells May Ring, Oh Baby Don't, I Can Dream Can't I, The Things I Love, Canadian Sunset, Zing Went The Strings In My Heart

8805c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella

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