Rewind the clock to 1957, Brooklyn New York, and specifically, the Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights section. The Shytones were one of many groups that grew up loving vocal harmony and singing on the street corners. They had a great sound, but too short of a career. The Shytones never made it big selling records, but they were celebrities in their own neighborhood, and at the local hops and shows. Pictured to the right, from left to right, in the top row are Frank Barrata, Bill Sangiovanni, and Fred Alvarez. The bottom row from left to right are Al Scavuzzo, Ben Passantino, and Rich Peluso. They cut just a few records, but with a group name change and a few different labels with the same songs, we will follow the trail of recorded history. Additional information is available by listening to my interview with original Shytones member, Bill Sangiovanni, right here!
It was recorded in the summer of 2005.