Groupe US, les Aquatones sont composés de Barbara Leed, Larry Vannata, Vic Castel, Russ Nagy et Tom Vivona. Ils ont débuté en 1958 à Valley Stream, Long Island (New York) et ont enregistré une dizaine de singles pour Fargo Records.

The Aquatones started their musical career in 1956, the year of Elvis, as a rockabilly-slanted Vocals and instrumental combo known as the Rhythm Kings. The lineup of Long Island teenagers featured Larry Vannatta on alto and tenor saxophones, Gene McCarthy on tenor sax and Dave Goddard on lead Vocalss and piano. 16-year-old Lynne Nixon from Malverne, Long island, was soon added as a backup Vocalsist and occasional female lead. After winning a local high school talent contest, they were signed by small-time record label owner Lou Fargo as the Acquations. Because of the guys' penchant for wearing aqua-colored shirts on-stage with Lynne in a matching dress, the group soon changed their moniker to the Aquatones. The group came to their first session with two originals: "She's the Only One for Me," a driving rocker sung by Goddard, and "You," a ballad with Nixon on lead Vocalss. Fargo cut two sessions to produce a master of "You," which became their biggest (and lone) hit in 1958. The record only got as high as number 21 on the national charts, but its longevity and enduring popularity (it was used in Martin Scorcese's Mean Streets and the TV show I'll Fly Away) has made it an evergreen. The group followed that sentimental ballad with several other good sides, but chart success proved elusive. The group went their separate ways (college, the draft, marriage, disillusionment) by 1962. In 1964, Fargo Records issued a full-length album on the group that quickly became a staple in cutout bins and is now a collector's item going for several hundred dollars. The Aquatones may have been one-hit wonders, but a wonderful hit it was.

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Talents : Barbara : Bass, Vocals - Larry : Alto & Tenor Saxophone - Vic : Vocals, Guitar - Russ : Drums - Tom : Saxophone

Style musical : Doo Wop

YOU (1958)

SO FINE (1958)

EVERYTIME (1960)

CRAZY FOR YOU (1960)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

03/1958 SP FARGO 1001 (US) You / She's The One For Me
06/1958 SP FARGO 1002 (US) . Say You 'll Be Mine / So Fine
09/1958 SP FARGO 1003 (US) . The Drive In / Our First Kiss
02/1959 SP FARGO 1005 (US) . My Treasure / My One Desier
1960 SP FARGO 1011 (US) . My Darling / For You For You
1960 SP FARGO 1015 (US) . There's A Long Long Trail / Everytime
1960 SP FARGO 1016 (US) . Wanted A Solid Gold Cadillac / Crazy For You
1961 SP FARGO 1022 (US) . Say You Will Be Mine / Dance The Magoo
2001 EP SWEET BEAT SB 105 (S) She's The One For Me / For You, For You / Crazy Eyes / A Dreamer
2002 SP DEBRA DR-1009 (US) . Crazy For You / You

Albums

1964 LP 12" FARGO FLP-3001 (US) THE AQUATONES SINGS - You / Light Up The Sky / Say You 'll Be Mine / She's The One For Me / So Fine / My Darling / My Treasure / Wanted / Our First Kiss / For You, For You / My One Desire / The Drive In / In The Still Of The Night / You / Crazy For You / There's A Lonely Trail / You Are My Love
1968 LP 12" FARGO 5033 (US) THE AQUATONES SINGS - You / Light Up The Sky / Say You 'll Be Mine / She's The One For Me / So Fine / My Darling / My Treasure / Wanted / Our First Kiss / For You, For You / My One Desire / The Drive In / In The Still Of The Night / You / Crazy For You / There's A Lonely Trail / You Are My Love
04/1994 CD 12" FARGO 7051 (US) THE AQUATONES SINGS FOR "YOU" - You / Our First Kiss / My One Desire (alternate take) / Say You'll Be Mine / The Drive-In / Crazy For You / Every Time / My Darling / She's The One For Me / There's A Long Long Trail / For You For You (demo version) / So Fine / Wanted (A Solid Gold Cadillac) / My One Desire (master take) / Light Up The Sky / My Treasure / The Drive-In (demo version) / For You For You (master version) / Crazy For You (alternate take) / Anna Mae [Bob E. Lee & Aquatones] / You (alternate take)
10/2000 CD HOT 8537 (US) THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS - You  / She's The One For Me / Say You'll Be Mine / So Fine / Our First Kiss / The Drive-In / My One Desire / My Treasure / Everytime / There's A Long, Long Trail / Wanted (Solid Gold Cadillac) / Crazy For You / My Darling / For You, For You (demo version) / Anna Mae  / Light Up The Sky / For You, For You (demo version) / You (demo version)
2001 CD DEBRA ? (US) 40 YEARS LATER - You / 40 Years Too Late / Seeing Is Believing / I Love How You Love Me / Crazy For You / Happy, Happy Birthday Baby / What A Guy / One Little Kiss / My Treasure / Share / To Know Him Is To Love Him / Dance With Me / It’s Not Easy Letting Go / Our First Kiss / It Must Have Been A Dream / She’s The One For Me / Born In Brooklyn / Time Stood Still / Every Time / I Can Still Rock & Roll All Night / Baby Please (Not While I’m Driving) / I’m Movin / Wanted (Solid Gold Cadillac)
2003 CD DEBRA ? (US) THE VERY BEST SONGS OF THE AQUATONES - Star-Spangled Banner / You / Crazy For You / My Treasurer / Our First Kiss / Everytime / Say You'll Be Mine / My Darling / For You For You / So Fine / She's The One For Me / There's A Long Long Trail / My One Desire / Light Up The Sky / The Drive In / Wanted (A Solid Gold Cadillac) / How Still The Night / Anna Mae
2003 CD DEBRA ? (US) THE AUTHENTIC RELEASES AND MORE ! - You / She’s The One For Me / Say You’ll Be Mine / So Fine / The Drive-In / Our First Kiss / My Treasure / My One Desire / For You, For You / My Darling / There’s A Long Long Trail / Every Time / Crazy For You / Wanted (A Solid Gold Cadillac) / I Wrote A Poem (Vinnie MONTE with The AQUATONES) / Anna Mae (Bob E. LEE with The AQUATONES) / How Still The Night (The CHORD’R NOTES) / Livin’ The Life ((The CHORD’R NOTES) / She’s The One For Me (demo version) / For You, For You (home rehearsal) / Crazy Eyes / A Dreamer / Light Up The Sky / You (studio band version) / For You, For You (studio band version) / Thunder / Solid Gold Cadillac / Close To Your Side / Be Mine Forever / The John Loves Mary Rock
2003 CD DEBRA ? (US) THE BEST OF THE AQUATONES - Without You / We Kiss In A Shadow / Sick 'n' Tired / If We Could Be Together / My Little Girl's Getting Married / Are You My Angel / Memory / Can You Tell That I Love You / Don't Give Up The Day Job / Sweet Dreams / My Dream / Evening Blues / You Always Find The Right Thing To Say / One Little Kiss / Sentimental Journey / The Girl Of My Dreams / Harbor Lights / The Bowling Alley
2003 CD DEBRA ? (US) THE AQUATONES SING IT'S CHRISTMAS - It's Christmas / My Christmas Gift To You / I Found My Sweetheart At Christmas / O Holy Night / Pretty Paper / I Want An Electric Train For Christmas / What If You Were There / White Christmas / Silver Bells / This Deadend Job / Dearest Santa / The Cherry Tree Carol / Blue Christmas / Silent Night / Winter Wonderland / Jingle Bells / I Want You To Be My Santa Claus

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