Sunday, April 20, 2014

GROUP HISTORY (20)...


THE NEWTONES and THE MYSTICS/NEWTONES.


Band leader and musical arranger Al Browne recorded two sides to one black group know as The Newtones_Remember The Night/Going Steady. finally released in 1958 on the New York City label Baton Records owened by Sol Rabinowitz.

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In 1959 one white group from Brooklyn know as The Mystics contacted with Al who recorded them two sides_Can't You See/Come On. but the master was pressed with the group name of The Newtones why during the record session Laurie Records' Mystics came out with the huge hit_Hushabye. Al contacted with some labels but none in this time were interested in these two tunes.

To Listen or Download_Can't You See. please visit;https://app.box.com/s/i310t32lq3mq526pfxjl

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In 1964 Al Brown sold all the masters of  the newtone's (black & white group) to Relic Records without explaining that they were two different groups and the label released in 1965 the newtone's sides assuming they were one and the same group...

-I Remenber The Night (by the black grp) / Can't You See (by the white grp).

-We're Going Steady (by the black grp) / Come On (by the white grp).

Additional note...

Joe Barsalona also from Brooklyn heard one night the white newtone's practicing with their song_Can't You See. and copied the background of the song for the five disc's new song_Never Let You Go.

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