Groupe de Doo Wop Italo-Américain, originaire de Staten Island, New York. Ils ont débuté sous le nom de Crescents. Les Elegants n'ont connu qu'un seul succès pendant l'été 1958 avec "Little Star", adaptation d'une comptine composée par Mozart à l'âge de cinq ans... Le groupe comprenait Vito Picone (né le 17 Mars 1940), Arthur Venosa (né le 3 Septembre 1939), Frank Tardogno (né le 18 Septembre 1941), Carman Romano (né le 17 Août 1939) et James Moschella (né le 10 Mai 1938).

This New York doo wop group earned notoriety for their masterpiece "Little Star" in 1958, which topped both R&B and pop charts. They were a white ensemble led by Vito Picone (born March 17, 1940) with Arthur Venosa (born September 3, 1939), Frank Tardogno (born September 18, 1941), Carman Romano (born August 17, 1939), and James Moschella (born May 10, 1938). All had been in other groups before uniting as the Elegants. They continued recording for Hull, United Artists, Limelight, Photo, IPG, and Laurie through the '50s, '60s, and into the '70s, but never had another hit, despite cutting a number of solid ballads. There were two other editions in the mid-'60s, Vito Picone with the Elegants and Vito & the Elegants.

http://www.theelegants.net/index.html

Talents : Vito Picone : Lead - Arthur Venosa : Tenor - Frank Tardogno : Second Tenor - Carman Romano : Baritone - James Moschella : Bass

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rock 'n' Roll

DARLING COME BACK (1956)   (Pat Cordell & The Crescents)

LITTLE STAR (1958)

GETTING DIZZY (1958)

GOODNIGHT (1958)

TRUE LOVE AFFAIR (1959)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1956 SP CLUB 1011 (US) . Pat CORDELL & The CRESCENTS - Darling Come Back / My Tears
1956 SP MICHELE M 503 (US) . Pat CORDELL & The ELEGANTS - Darling Come Back / My Tears
1956 SP VICTORY 1001 (US) . Pat CORDELL & The CRESCENTS - Darling Come Back / My Tears
06/1958 SP APT 45-25005 (US) . Little Star / Getting Dizzy
10/1958 SP APT 45-25017 (US) . Goodnight / Please Believe Me
02/1959 SP APT 45-25029 (US) . True Love Affair / Payday
01/1960 SP HULL 45-H-732 (US) . Little Boy Blue / Get Well Soon
07/1960 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA 230 (US) . Speak Low / Let My Prayers Be With You
1960 SP ROULETTE CG-91 (US) . Little Boy Blue / Legend Of Love
1961 SP ABC PARAMOUNT 10219 (US) . Tiny Cloud / I've Seen Everything
1961 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA 295 (US) . Happiness / Spiral
1963 SP LIMELIGHT 3013 (US) . Promises / The Young Years
1963 SP PHOTO P45-E2662 (US) A Dream Can Come True / Dressin' Up
1963 SP IPG 1016 (US) . Vito PICCONE & The ELEGANTS - Path In The Wilderness / Get On The Tighf Track
1965 SP LAURIE LR 3283 (US) . Barbabr Beware / A letter from Vietnam
04/1965 SP LAURIE LR 3298 (US) . Brink Back Wendy / Wake up
12/1965 SP LAURIE LR 3324 (US) . VITO & The ELEGANTS - Belinda / Lazy Love (instr.)
1973 SP ABC 45-1230 (US) . Little Star (ELEGANTS) / Born Too Late (PONI-TAILS)
1973 SP OLDIES 45 D-2404 (US) . Born Too Late (PONI-TAILS) / Little Star (ELEGANTS)
1973 SP ROULETTE CG-127 (US) . Born Too Late (PONI-TAILS) / Little Star (ELEGANTS)
1974 SP BIM BAM BOUM 121 (US) . It's Just A Matter Of Time / Lonesome Weekend
1980 SP MCA D-2404 (US) . Born Too Late (PONI-TAILS) / Little Star (ELEGANTS)
1980 SP CRYSTAL BALL 139 (US) . Woo Woo Train / Maybe
1982 SP REAL MUSIC RMR 6004 (US) . Ghetto Slide / Hypnotized












Unissued Tracks

1958 Unissued Still Waiting
1960 UNITED ARTISTS unissued Green Eyes
1960 UNITED ARTISTS unissued Bluffin

Albums

19?? LP 12" APT 1000 (US) THE ELEGANTS - Little Boy Blue / Get Well Soon / Goodnight / Please Believe Me / Happiness / Spiral / I'll Still Be Waiting / Getting Dizzy / True Love Affair / Pay Day / Tiny Cloud / I've Seen Everything / Little Star / Darling Come Back / My Tears / A Dream Can Come True / Dressin' Up
1981 LP 12" CRYSTAL BALL CRYST 101 (US) A KNIGHT WITH THE ELEGANTS - Rama Lama Ding Dong / Woo Woo Train / Little Boy Blue / Blue Berry Hill / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Maybe / The Wanderer / Little Star / Please Believe Me / Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow / Peggy Sue / See Saw / Getting Dizzy / Peace Of Mind / Out Of Sight Out Of Mind / Goodnight
198? LP 12" CRYSTAL BALL 132 (US) BACK IN TIME
11/1991 CD COLLECTABLES 5420 (US) LITTLE STAR - THE BEST OF THE ELEGANTS - Little Star / Getting Dizzy / Please Believe Me / Goodnight / True Love Affair / Pay Day / Little Boy Blue / Get Well Soon / Still Waiting / Rain, Rain / True Love Affair (alternate take) / Little Boy Blue (alternate take)
1993 CD ADMIRAL A25005 (US) COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1956-1965 - Please Believe Me / Getting Dizzy / Little Star / Goodnight / Little Boy Blue / True Love Affair / Pay Day / Rain, Rain (Go Away) / Get Well Soon / Still Waiting / Darling Come Back / My Tears / Happiness / Speak Low / Spiral / Let My Prayers Be With You / Tiny Cloud / I’ve Seen Everything / Green Eyes / Bluffin’ / True Love Affair [alt. take] / Little Boy Blue [alt. take] / It’s Just A Matter Of Time / Lonesome Weekend / Dressin’ Up / A Dream Can Come True / Wake Up / Bring Back Wendy Up / Belinda / A Letter From Viet Nam / Barbara Beware
???? CD CRYSTAL BALL 1046 (US) PURE & SIMPLE - VITO PICONE & THE ELEGANTS - Little Star / Belinda / Peace Of Mind (acap) / What's Your Name / Lonesome Weekend / Please Believe Me / Crying In The Chapel / Getting Dizzy / My True Story / Rama Lama Ding Dong / Little Boy Blue / See Saw / It's Just a Matter Of Time / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (acap) / Tiny Cloud / Song From Moulin Rouge / Goodnight
???? CD CRYSTAL BALL ? (US) A FEW MORE MEMORIES - PURE & SIMPLE VOL. 2 - VITO PICONE & THE ELEGANTS - Little Star / Get Wellf Soon / Little Boy Blue / Still Waiting / Please Believe Me / True Love Affair / Pay Day / Rain Rain / (Go Away) / Happiness / Speak Low / Spiral / Let My Prayer's Be With You / Green Eyes / Bluffin' / I've Seen Everything / Wake Up / Bring Back Wendy / A Letter From Viet Nam / Barbara Beware / Belinda / I Like To Run / Goodnight / Bonus Cuts : Darling Come Back (Pat CORDELL & The CRESCENTS) / My Tears (Pat CORDELL & The CRESCENTS)

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