In 1958 in the section of the spanish Harlem of the Bronx five hispanic guys form a vocal group under the name of The Crystal-Chords consisted of Hector Santiago,Orlando”Lenny” Montalvo,Edward”Eddie” Sotolongo,Arnie Magraner and a Joe Paredes.
They singing in the street corners and school dances a mexican folk song they adapted to the vocal group harmony sound and translate the spanish lyrics into english(but with some spanish words singing in the middle of the song).
In one of these acts a musical agent heard the song and send the group to 3D Records a latin label in the bronx owened by Mildred and Victor Alonzo where they recorded the mentioned song_Be Mine Again. With Lenny Montalvo on Lead and the B Side written by the group_When In The World. with Edward Sotolongo on Lead,the group singing this side completely in english.
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below; the Crystal-Chords with DJ Clay Cole.
The record have a big local acceptacion play in the radio(Jocko Handerson play it) but never exit of the NY. Area.
Orlando”Lenny”Montalvo died Monday,July 19,2004. he was 63.