Five Chancells

The Five Chancells

The Five Chancells were formed around 1964 in the Bronx N.Y. Eastchester Housing Projects(low income). We were a crew of friends who wore leather jackets(not the motorcycle type) and chased girls. We loved the music of the late fifties and early sixties and so decided to sing those songs. In late 1964 we met Phil Rosanno who was the owner of Dawn Records. We auditioned for him and were signed to a recording contract. In 1965 we recorded Love No One But You/ Please Let Me Love You. Dawn 102. Later re-released on the Fellatio Label 103 They were recorded at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. In 1966 we recorded the songs Gee but I'm Lonesome, You're Driving Me Mad, Book of Love, All Night Long and The Ten Commandments of Love at Fordham University in the Bronx N.Y. The Fordham U songs were released on the albums Pantomine 2002 Acappella Classics Vol 2 and Snowflake1002 Stars of Acappella Vol 2. The group members were Jaime Enriquez R.I.P.-Lead Vocals, Steve Willette Bass, Falsetto and second Lead on You're Driving Me Mad, John Spinosa-Baritone, Vinny Rumbaoa-2nd Tenor and Tony Donnatien-1st Tenor


Eddie Black, first tenor /lead The Five Sharks

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