Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monotones - Legend Of Sleepy Hollow




Only 2 days left...

Check my Mix i did with The Red Boy for more Monotones!

The Monotones were a six-member African American "doo wop" vocal group in the 1950s. They are considered a "one-hit wonder," as their only hit song was "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love", which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1958.

I'll take the legend of sleepy hollow over the book of love any day...

The Monotones formed in 1955 when the seven original singers — all residents of the Baxter Terrace housing project in Newark, New Jersey — began performing covers of popular songs. The members of the Monotones were :

lead singer Charles Patrick (born September 11, 1938)
first tenor Warren Davis (b. March 1, 1939)
second tenor George Malone (January 5, 1940 - October 5, 2007)
bass singer John Smith (b. May 13, 1938)
second bass singer John Ryanes (November 16, 1940 - May 30, 1972)
his brother, baritone Warren Ryanes (December 14, 1937 - June 16, 1982)

Monotones - Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

5 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

You've set a high bench-mark DD, how are you gonna top these crypt kickers next year?

Devil Dick said...

that is what red boy said to which i said, i might be around next year so let it all hang out this year!

Devil Dick said...

might "NOT" be around....

TeeTotallyNot said...

The joy...
I was playing your stuff (and the Dude's and RedBoy's all day while we were decorating the pub. Got quite a few smiles from staff and customers alike but the littles gremlins assigned to do some of the work were to busy dancing at times...
can't wait for the real deal on quiz night tomorrow and then all day Friday.
Thanx a million for all the hard work and devotion :)

Funky16Corners said...

I always loved this song (they used to play it on WCBS-FM) but never knew it was the 'Book of Love' Monotones. Didn't know they were Jersey boys either!
Thanks!