Friday, June 21, 2013

Youngones - 1963-1965

Beaudaddy Presents the Pioneer Acappella Group
The Youngones
Brooklyn, New York
An Acappella Street Corner Vocal Group
Eddie Nevarez 18, Steve Barrientas 18, Edgar Hernandez 20, Joe Leone 18

"Eddie" Eduardo Nevarez (Lead Singer)
"Joe" Leone (Baritone)
"Edgar" Hernandez (Second Tenor)
"Steve" Barrientos (First Tenor)
"Doyle" Burgos (Falsetto)





Five friends from Brooklyn singing in group harmony and just doing what they loved to do. Doyle Burgos sang (Falsetto) in the group. Unfortunately Doyle was not present for the group photo sessions due to the draft for the Vietnam war. Doyle had returned, on leave, from the Vietnam war just in time to record his falsetto parts for these four songs:

"Diamonds and Pearls",
"Don't Make me Cry",
"I'm In the Mood for Love" and
"Gloria"
"Gloria" was the first song recorded. You can always tell when Doyle is present in the recordings, the sound of the group transforms to a fuller, richer sounding experience. "Just Two Kinds of People" "Marie"....etc.




The Youngones recorded on the Yussels, Times Square and Relic labels.

Yussels Label - Diamonds and Pearls
Times Square Label - Gloria/Two Kinds of People/Sweeter Than - 1964
Relic Label - Maryann/Shining Star/Make a Long Story Short



Rehearsals were usually held at the house of Edgar Hernandez (Second Tenor).
One day, while the group was discussing and exchanging ideas for what songs they should focus on to record, the song "Marie" was presented to the group by "Eddie" Eduardo Nevarez (Lead Singer) and the vocal harmonies for "Marie" were worked out that day by the group...



In 1963 "Marie" was released. The melody and lyrics for the song "Marie" were written by"Eddie" Eduardo Nevarez (Lead Singer) a few years before the group was formed.


Pictures, Bio and MP3s provided by Eric Nevarez - - March 2011
Thank You Eric


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