Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hawaiian War Rock

The Gem Tones

Hawaiian War Rock

Scarlet Records

Chicago, 1960

"This five-piece Henry Mancini-meets-the Champs group became the first Chicago group to appear on "The Dick Clark Show" that morphed into "American Bandstand." They played the instrumental "Hawaiian War Rock," which was recorded at Hall Recording Studios at 218 S. Wabash. Gem Tones saxophonist Harry Manferdini went on to score more than 80 films, including the "Friday the 13th" and "Halloween" movies."

"The Gem Tones were the backing musicians on Carl Bonafede's recording of "Were Wolf " (TEK Records) ... Harry Manfredini on sax..Ken Cerretti on keyboards... Pete Walsh on guitar...Emil Rotondo on bass...Jack Bouchelle on drums"

Picture of the Gem Tones and above details are from the Carl Bonafede blog HERE.


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