Belmonts & Dion & The Belmonts

This post corrects some errors made in the book and uses their dates as a default.  Scans were used except where noted.  Most reunion releases and comps are not included.

The Belmonts gms: Fred Milano, Angelo D’Aleo and Carlo Mastrangelo, then Dion (Lead) on Mohawk 107.

 

Belmonts

– Teen-Age Clementine/ Santa Margherita, ’57 (Mohawk 106) (Book listed asby Dion & The Belmonts.  He became part of the group for Mohawk 107.)

– We Belong Together/ Such A Long Way, ’61 (Laurie 3080)

– Tell Me Why/ Smoke From Your Cigarette, ’61 (Surprise 1000 & Sabrina 500)

– Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/ Searching For A New Love, ’61 (Sabrina 501)

– I Need Some One/ That American Dance, ’61 (Sabina 502) (Later releases were as ‘Someone.’  Promo labels for b-side are as ‘The American Dance.’)

– I Confess/ Hombre, ’62 (Sabrina 503 & Sabina 503)

– Come On Little Angel/ How About Me, ’62 (Sabina 505)

– Diddle-Dee-Dum (What Happens When Your Love Has Gone)/ Farewell, ’62 (Sabina 507)

– Ann-Marie/ Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, ’63 (Sabina 509) (Book spelled b-side as Accentuate.)

– Walk On Boy/ Let’s Call It A Day, ’63 (Sabina 513) (In error book listed a-side as Walk On By.)

– (I’ve Got) More Important Things To Do/ Let’s Call It A Day, ’63 (Sabina 517)

– C’Mon Everybody (do you want to dance) [sic]/ Why, ’63 (Sabina 519) (Only A-side label says ‘at a party with the Belmonts.’)

– Nothing In Return/ Summertime Time, ’64 (Sabina 521) (No scans as Summertime.  Summertime Time is thought to be a later pressing.)

– I Don’t Know Why, I Just Do/ Wintertime, ’65 (United Artists 809) (Book listed flip as Summertime.)

– (Then) I Walked Away/ Today My Love Has Gone Away, ’65 (United Artists 904)

– I Got A Feeling/ To Be With You, ’65 (United Artists 966)

– Come With Me/ You’re Like A Mystery, ’66 (United Artists 50007) (Book listed label as #5007.)

– She Only Wants To Do Her Own Thing/ Reminiscences, ’68 (Dot 17173)

– Medley (Have You Heard-The Worst That Could Happen)/ Answer Me, My Love, ’69 (Dot 17257)

– The Voyager, ’76 (Strawberry 106) (Scan found for #1107 b/w I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and as Track A2 on Strawberry 6001.)

– Cheek To Cheek, ’76 (Strawberry 106) (Scan only found as Track A5 on Strawberry 6001.)

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Belmonts (Dion With The) – We Went Away/ Tag Along, ’57 (Mohawk 107)

Belmonts (Dion & The)

– I Wonder Why, ’58 (Laurie EP 301 1-1)

– No One Knows, ’58 (Laurie EP 301 1-2)

– Don’t Pity Me, ’58 (Laurie EP 301 2-1)

– A Teenager In Love, ’58 (Laurie EP 301 2-2)

– Where Or When, ’58 (Laurie EP 302 1-1)

– You Better Not Do That, 58 (Laurie EP 302 1-2)

– Wonderful Girl, ’58 (Laurie EP 301 2-1)

– That’s My Desire, ’58 (Laurie EP 302 2-2)

– I Wonder Why/ Teen Angel, ’58 (Laurie 3013)

– No One Knows/ I Can’t Go On (Rosalie), ’58 (Laurie 3015)

– Don’t Pity Me/ Just You, ’58 (Laurie 3021)

– A Teenager In Love/ I’ve Cried Before, ’59 (Laurie 3027)

– Every Little Thing I Do/ A Lover’s Prayer, ’59 (Laurie 3035)

– You Better Not Do That, ’59 (Laurie LP 1002 (1-3), Laurie LP 2002 (1-3), ’60 & Collectables LP 5025 (1-3))

– I Got The Blues, ’59 (Laurie LP 1002 (1-5), Laurie LP 2002 (1-5), ’60 & Collectables LP 5025 (1-5))

– Where Or When/ That’s My Desire, ’60 (Laurie 3044, ’60)

– When You Wish Upon A Star/ Wonderful Girl, ’60 (Laurie 3052)

– In The Still Of The Night/ A Funny Feeling, ’60 (Laurie 3059)

 

Wish Upon A Star LP With Dion and The Belmonts, ’60 (Laurie LP 2006)

Side A: When You Wish Upon A Star, In The Still Of The Night, A Lover’s Prayer, My Private Joy, My Day (2.12), Swinging On A Star.

Side B: All The Things You Are, It’s Only A Paper Moon, In Other Words, I’m Through With Love, When The Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along, September Song.

 

Belmonts (Dion & The)

– My Day (2.12)/ When You Wish Upon A Star, ’60 (Laurie ST 7-611)

– Come Take A Walk With Me, ’62 (Laurie LP 2016 A-4 & Ace LP 155)

– That’s How I Need You, ’62 (Laurie LP 2016 B-4 & Ace LP 155)

– Will You Love Me Still, ’62 (Laurie LP 2016 B5 & Ace LP 155)

– My Girl The Month Of May/ Berimbau, ’66 (ABC 10868)

– Movin’ Man/ For Bobbie, ’67 (ABC 10896)

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Belmonts (Freddy Cannon & The) – Let’s Put The Fun Back In Rock N Roll/ Your Mama Ain’t Always Right, ’81 (MiaSound 1002)

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The book included these two solo-credited artists as part of the Belmonts discography.  Scans do not include the group name.

credited as Bob Thomas – My Day/ Believe Me My Darling, ’59 (Abel 232) (On Laurie LP 2006 ‘My Day’ is by Dion & The Belmonts.  Any I’ve heard sound alike except for the mono & stereo.  Backing vocals are listed by sources as the Belmonts and as (& Group).  What’s the story behind ‘My Day?’)

credited as Frank Lyndon – Earth Angel/ Don’t Look At Me, ’64 (Sabina 520 & Bang 531) (No scan for Sabina 520.  #520 appears in the book and as part of some label discographies.  Was it released?)

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The book and other sources list the following as BB Belmonts.

Buddy Clinton (BB The Belmonts-uncredited) – How My Prayers Have Changed/ Across The Street From Your House, ’59 (Time 1016) (The book listed as (& Group).  There is a utube video at youtube.com/watch?v=ajeHDHWJKZ8 with credible confirmation.)

Pete Barin (w Pete Bennett Orch) (BB Belmonts-uncredited) – So Wrong/ Broken Heart, ’62 (Sabina 504) (The songs appear on Belmonts comps.)

Pete Barin as Peter Barin (BB Belmont-uncredited) – The Loneliest Guy In The World/ Lookout For Cindy, ’63 (Sabina 512) (The songs appear on Belmonts comps.)

Holidays (Manhattan) as Bud Christie & The Holidays – Time To Dream (Brahms Lullaby/ My Love Is Real, ’62 (Sabina (Promo) 506) (Some sources say Bud Christie is an error; others that he is Buddy Sheppard.  Unconfirmed.)

Holidays (Manhattan) as Buddy Sheppard & The Holidays

– Time To Dream (Brahms Lullaby)/ My Love Is Real, ’62 (Sabina 506)

– That Background Sound/ Now It’s All Over, ’63 (Sabina 510)

(Sabina is Belmonts-owned not an aka.  Fred Milano and Angelo D’Aleo of the Belmonts provided background vocals on Sabina 510 but were uncredited on the label.)

Lori Wood (BB The Belmonts-uncredited) – But That Was Long Ago/ The End Of The World For Me, ’62 (Amy 842) (No additional information found.)

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