The Skyliners – Once Upon A Time (1970/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:09 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Pop, Rock
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The Skyliners were a white American doo-wop group from Pittsburgh. The original line-up was: Jimmy Beaumont (lead), Janet Vogel (soprano), Wally Lester (tenor), Jackie Taylor (bass voice, guitarist), Joe Verscharen (baritone).
In 1956 Joe Rock (aged 20), an ABC promotion man, was visiting an Italian social club at Mount Washington in Pittsburgh, A capella vocal groups with a black sound were big. That night Rock saw a young teen group called The Montereys that included Jimmy Beaumont (aged 16, almost) . Rock was impressed by Beaumont’s vocals and lured him to another group he managed called The Crescents and with the addition of a couple of people from another group, The Eirios, they became The Skyliners who went on to have hits in the late 50s including “Since I Don’t Have You” (1959, #2) and 1960 “Pennies From Heaven” (1960, #24).
They released two albums (though the later was a rehash of the earlier one). That group broke up in the 1964.
Original member Jack Taylor, with Joe Rock’s permission, re-launched The Skyliners in 1965 with a new group of singers released a song and broke up.
In 1970, Jimmy Beaumont, Janet Vogel Rapp, Lester, and VerScharen reformed to tour and record. They recorded this album and promoted themselves. They appeared on the oldies revival and doo-wop revival circuit for several years before breaking up in 1976.
But that’s not the end, Jimmy Beaumont formed Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners in the 1990s with Nick Pociask, Dick Muse, and Donna Groom to appear on doo-wop tours and television specials.
1. The Skyliners – Once Upon a Time (Yesterday)
2. The Skyliners – Maybe I Could Have Loved You Better
3. The Skyliners – That’s My World
4. The Skyliners – Put a Little Love In Your Heart
5. The Skyliners – What’s Your Plan
6. The Skyliners – The Thought of Yesterday
7. The Skyliners – Dry Your Eyes
8. The Skyliners – Make Mine as Good as Yours
9. The Skyliners – Always Something There To Remind Me
10. The Skyliners – And So It Goes
11. The Skyliners – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow