Del Capris

The  Del Capris
Jersey City, NJ
An Acappella Street Corner Vocal Group

Jim Esposito (Bass baratone)
Tony Piazza (Second tenner)
Mike Nolan (First Tenner)
Simon Cufta (Lead)

July 8, 2011
My name is James Esposito Jr. My father James Sr. Esposito was a member of the group The Del Capri's from Jersey City NJ. James Esposito and Mike Nolan are still alive. Mike is a police captain in Patterson NJ last we heard. We have the original FULL album my father recorded in Hackensack NJ. Acappella Unlimited! Vol. 1 Presenting the Del Capris.

Jersey City acappella group formed by 
Simon Cuffa(Lead),Tony Piaza(Tenor), Mike Geazo(2nd Tenor & Lead) and Jim Malin Keyes(Bass).

From the mid 1960's when acappella was at its height, 

AMBER Records gave us this various artist LP now on CD for the first time. 

20 tracks including the first recordings of Joel Katz and early sides 

by the 5 Sharks featuring the bass voice of Steve Horn, now with the Legends of Doo Wop.

  1. Never - The Autumns
  2. Congratulations - The Valids
  3. Gee Whiz - The Del Capris
  4. Walking My Baby Back Home - The Valids
  5. I Should Get My Head Examined - The Del Capris
  6. Barbara Ann - The Valids
  7. So Much in Love - The Del Capris
  8. Unchained Melody - The Valids
  9. This is My Love - The Valids
  10. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Five Sharks
  11. My Foolish Heart - The Valids
  12. One Summer Night - The Zircons
  13. Blue Moon - The Valids
  14. Land of 1,000 Dances - The Five Sharks
  15. Exodus - The Autmns
  16. The Lone Stranger - The Zircons
  17. Up On The Roof - The Del Capris
  18. If I Should Lose You - The Del Satins
  19. Hurry Home - Joel & the Concords
  20. Moonlight In Vermont - Joel & the Concords 

They recorded one single for Amber and Catamount Records
and a complete album for Acappella Unlimited Records.


  1. My name is Connie. I hung out with your dad and Tony Piazza way back in the early 60's. Don't know if he would remember me. I went out with Tony and your dad was dating a girl by the name if Cookie Brown. Went to Lincoln with Simon. Good to hear their music. Thank you

    1. Wow. Yes! I know your information is legit when you mention Cookie. Thanks for the reply.
      Tony (The Magic Man) as we use to call him. He would always show us magic tricks when we were kids. I remember on Clendenny Ave, Jersey City they use to practice using that big reel to reel recorder. Amazing memories for sure. I miss those days. Anyone who would like to contact me, even just to chat my e-mail is Feel free. Thanks


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