Unbelievable! Our 16th acappella show at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen NJ and it was another one we’ll remember for a long time. Two superb doo wop acappella groups – Brooklyn Connection and Echoes Of Time. Brooklyn Connection was making their first appearance in New Jersey since getting back together after a long absence. The group was well known in the days of the United in Group Harmony Association and a number of former UGHA members were in the audience. They performed a tribute to Mickey Zayas, their original lead who passed away recently. Tony Aquino provided a strong lead on many of the songs Brooklyn Connection of old was known for, including the Teenagers songs “Share” “Creation Of Love” and “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”. Les Levine, as usual, did a great bass lead on “Sixty Minute Man”. Warren Tesoro’s falsetto really hit the high notes on the Turban’s “Congratulations”. “Traveling Strangers” … “Teenager’s Dream” … Brooklyn Connection closed with a fabulous rendition of “The Fires Burn No More”. What a performance! Our thanks to Tony Aquino, Cal Ng, Tino Alvarez, Les Levine and Warren Tesoro.
Not to be outdone, Echoes Of Time gave us another specular second half of the concert! The group was organized by bass singer, Bill Pron. Most of Echoes Of Time’s songs were led by Carlos Vazquez who did a magnificent job on songs like “Here Am I Broken Hearted,” “Take Me As I Am,” “Darling Lorraine,” “Up On The Roof,” Other standout songs were “Six Nights A Week,” “So In Love” (Tony Gutierrez lead), Island Of Love, Sixteen Candles” “Can’t We Be Sweethearts,” This Magic Moment” “The Girl I Love” (Joe Cassidy lead) and a great encore song, “Gee (But I’d Give The World)”. Our thanks to Bill Pron, Carlos Vazquez, Joe Morelli, Joe Cassidy, and Tony Gutierrez.
In the audience was out friend, De’Sean Dooley, star of Soul Harmony and grandson of Orioles’ lead, Sonny Til. De’Sean will be singing his grandfather’s tune, “Crying In The Chapel” backed by Re-MemberThen at our December 11 Roxy & Dukes show with Larry Chance of the Earls. Harry Maitland (also there on this night) will lead Re-MemberThen on his composition “Thank You Johnny” (Tribute to Johnny Maestro). It will be another great night at Roxy & Dukes. See our Events Page for details,
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