Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lost Treasures - Belmonts

Carlo Mastrangelo, an original member of Dion and the Belmonts, whose baritone vocals undergirded the group’s harmonies on a string of doo-wop hits like “No One Knows” and “A Teenager in Love,” died on Monday 4-4-2016 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 78.
Mr. Mastrangelo grew up in a mostly Italian neighborhood around Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. He played drums, wrote songs and sang, often on streetcorners or in subway stations, with his Roosevelt High School classmates Angelo D’Aleo and Fred Milano.
They formed the Belmonts in the mid-1950s, taking the band name from the avenue where Mr. Milano lived. (The neighborhood is also called Belmont.) Dion DiMucci, another boy from the neighborhood, joined the group as lead tenor in 1957.
In 1958 they released their first hit, “I Wonder Why,” an upbeat earworm that began with a memorable wordless vocal by Mr. Mastrangelo.

01  Searching For A New Love (Stereo)
02  So Wrong 
03  Lookout For Cindy (Stereo) 
04  Today My Love Has Gone Away
05  How About Me (Stereo)
06  Loneliest Guy In The World 
07  Bad Girl (Stereo) 
08  Come Take A Walk With Me
09  Come On Little Angel 
10  Not Responsible (Stereo)
11  Broken Heart
12  I Need Someone (Dutch)
13  My Love Is Real
14  The Wedding Song
15  Dancin' Girl (Stereo)
16  Tell Me Why (Stereo) 
17  Now It's All Over 
18  Little Boat (Stereo) 
19  Lookout For Sandy 
20  Smoke From Your Cigarette
21  In My Baby's Eyes 
22  That Background Sound
23  Am I Losing Your Love
24  Lets Call It A Day
25  I'll Be Seeing You


  1. Hey Cleveland, The Belmonts belong in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    R.I.P. Carlo Mastrangelo

  2. R.I.P. Carlo. Your voice shall live forever.