Thursday, June 28, 2007

THE BROOKS FOUR,THE FOUR WINDS & THE TEAMATES

The Brooks Four were a white group formed in the Bound Brook High School in 1960 by four residents in the Bound Brook, NJ area Bob Paladino(Lead,Bass & Baritone),Frank Giaretta(1st Tenor),Frank Delisi(Baritone) and Bob Dileo(Lead & 2nd Tenor).
Members Bob Dileo and Bob Paladino were the Arrangers/songwriters of the group.

In 1961 the guys sang for school talent shows,private parties and participe with a vocal jazz standard_It’s A Blue World. in the New York Citty battle of the groups by the DJ “Murray The K”.In 1962 the two Bobs written_I’ll Be faithful/I’m Not Good Enough For You. Auditioned for Vinny Catalano who release the two sides in his Sinclair label.

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In 1963 moved to Felsted Records where recorded three songs_Playgirl(writter by Bob brother Mike Paladino)._Jennifer. And_A Chance To Live. The label released the two first sides under the name of The Four Winds,the side_Playgirl. have a big acceptacion but with the assesination of John F. Kennedy the recording dead soon.

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The Unreleased side_A Chance To Live.

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 Was written by producer and DJ Tom DeCillis for the Leukemia Fundation and produced by the Four Season’s team Tom DeVito and Nick Massi but never released.

1964 a new name The Teamates and a new label LeMasns Records where recorded in the Stea Phillips NYC Studio two new songs_Calendar Of Love(written by Mike Paladino) and_I Say Goodbye(written by Bob Paladino).the group participe in the NY Worlds Fair(a live color TV show) with The Sangri-las,Joe Williams,Ronnie Dove...and in the Clay Cole TV show.

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In 1965 Bob Dileo leave the group for a solo career and the group disbanded soon,The Teamates have two unreleased sides_Darlene/Sad Boy. Written by Robert Paladino and recorded in the Stea Phillips Studios for the Four Season’s staff Charles Calello(music arranger ) and Gordon Clark(engineer) with a Four Season’s sound-a-like.

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2 sides at....

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