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The Castelles

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The Castelles recorded bit more when compared to a dozen tracks throughout their prime many years of 1953-1955, however they remain among the best-loved vocal organizations from Philadelphia for serious R&B enthusiasts. Founded by George Give (business lead), Ronald Everett (bass), Anthony Octavius (1st tenor), William Taylor (baritone), and Frank Vance (second tenor, acoustic guitar) in 1949, the group’s people had developed together in western Philadelphia through the middle-’40s. Their idols included functions just like the Orioles, the Printer ink Places, the Clovers, as well as the Four Buddies. If they first met up, however, they developed a audio that got no parallel with some of those organizations, highlighted by George Grant’s beautiful high-tenor business lead. The group started singing collectively at the neighborhood YMCA, once the people were only 12 or 13 yrs . old, and none of them of them considered turning professional. Performing was a lark until Frank Vance had written a music, “My Young lady Awaits Me,” influenced from the pop strike “Heavenly Dad,” plus they produced an amateur demonstration and performed it back again at an area record store. Who owns the record shop, Natural herb Slotkin, and his helper, Jerry Ragavoy (later on to play a significant role like a article writer and maker), noticed the track and made a decision to record the Castelles. These were authorized to Slotkin’s Grand Information in 1953, and slice their first edges on August 4 of this year, “My Lady Awaits Me” b/w “Sweetness,” the previous sung by Give as well as the last mentioned by Octavius. That initial record marketed 100,000 copies being a local strike and managed to get to amount six in Cashbox’s entries for the Newark, NJ, marketplace. It had been also a significant strike in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Their second one, “The Silver Band,” increased to amount ten for the group’s hometown R&B graph, and three even more singles followed. There have been membership changes on the way, as William Taylor still left to be changed by Walt Miller, however the group held selling information locally and through the entire Middle Atlantic areas. Following the group’s 6th and last discharge for Grand Information in past due 1955 (a documenting of “Heavenly Dad,” which brought their background full circle, as this is the tune that had motivated “My Young lady Awaits Me”), the group was agreed upon to Atlantic Information. Their two singles for the business’s Atco imprint in 1956 had been failures, however, as well as the Castelles disbanded after Vance and Everett still left. George Grant continuing to execute and record sometimes in colaboration with various other groupings, and in 1969 his profession turned back again to his root base when he joined up with among the different lineups from the Printer ink Spots, among the groupings that motivated him being a youngster. The Castelles’ 15 tracks meld a nice, passionate innocence with extraordinarily exact and elegant performing. Grant’s vocals run into like those of a far more mature and managed (but similarly beguiling) Frankie Lymon, and in addition prefigure the task of Smokey Robinson. These were no a cappella group, despite all that vocal skill, and their finest edges feature some remarkably gritty guitar, thanks to Frank Vance, in addition to chiming piano accompaniment and natural saxophone. Their later on Grand singles consist of some novelty music that have a little used to, but the majority of their function is unique and unique to the finish with “Heavenly Dad,” as good a rendition from the song since it offers ever received.

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Education University of Paris, University of Barcelona, Complutense University of Madrid, Paris Descartes University
Music Songs My Girl Awaits Me, This Silver Ring, Over a Cup of Coffee, Heavenly Father, My Wedding Day, Baby Can't You See, I'm a Fool to Care, Hey Baby Baby, Happy and Gay, It's Christmas Time, At Christmas Time, The Silver Ring, Stiki De Boom Boom, If You Were the Only Girl in the World, Do You Remember, Marcella, Sweetness, Wonder Why, Over the Rainbow, So This Is Love
Albums Do You Remember


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Won awards

Won awards

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2016 Gaudí Award Gaudí Awards Best Visual Effects (Millors Efectes Visuals) Anacleto: Agente secreto (2015) · Lluís Rivera
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· Javier García
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· Montse Ribé
· Pau Costa
· Enric Masip
· Jordi San Agustín

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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2014 Gaudí Award Gaudí Awards Best Special/Visual Effects (Millors Efectes Especials/Digitals) El cuerpo (2012) · Lluís Rivera
· David Martí
· Montse Ribé
2011 Gaudí Award Gaudí Awards Best Special/Visual Effects (Millors Efectes Especials/Digitals) Los ojos de Julia (2010) · David Martí
· Montse Ribé
· Jordi San Agustín
2010 Goya Goya Awards Best Special Effects (Mejores Efectos Especiales) Spanish Movie (2009) · Pau Costa


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