Denise and the Delicates Music

The Delicates

Johnny Bunny    Tender 818 - 1958
My First Date    Tender 818 - 1958

Black and White Thunderbird    Unart 2017 - 1959
Ronnie Is My Lover    Unart 2017 - 1959
Almost fifty years later (2007) Disney/Pixar included "Thunderbird" in a CD called "Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks." It was inspired by the blockbuster movie "Cars" and produced by Disney Records V.P. Fred Mollin and recorded by Britt Savage and Jaime Babbitt.That CD reached the Top 10 on Billboard's "Top Kids Audio Chart."

Meusurry    Unart 2024 - 1959
Ringa Ding    Unart 2024 - 1959
"Meusurry" was inspired by a language created by legendary deejay Murray The K and was used as an opening and closing theme on 1010-WINS Radio show called the "Swingin' Soiree."

Flip, Flip    United Artists 210 - 1960
Your Happiest Years    United Artists 210 - 1960

Too Young To Date    United Artists 228 - 1960
The Kiss    United Artists 228 - 1960

Not Tomorrow    Roulette 4321 - 1961
Little Ship    Roulette 4321 - 1961

Little Boy Of Mine    Roulette 4360 - 1961
Little Boy Of Mine (with the Cleftones)    Roulette 4360 - 1961
Dickie Went And Did It    Roulette 4360 - 1961
This was not a three-sided single! There were actually two different singles of "Little Boy" with the same label. Both have "Dickie" as the flipside. Jeff Barry is the co-writer and also the voice of Dickie!

Strange Love    Roulette 4387 - 1961
I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)    Roulette 4387 - 1961


Shop-Rite Can Can Commercial (1975)
This long-running commercial was was considered a classic as it was the first of the "Can Can" series! Thank you to my friend Walter Gollender for making this possible.


Journey To Love -- Al Martino
This 1959 record by Al Martino was the first back-up work for the three Delicates.
"We were encouraged by the great Teddy Randazzo to do the session. The song was written by Teddy and arranged by Don Costa. This was a great experience for us. I will always be grateful to Teddy for helping me realize my love for back-up singing."

When The Bells Stop Ringing -- Frankie Sardo
I Know Why And So Do You -- Frankie Sardo
The back-up singing is by the three Delicates.

I Put The Bomp -- Frankie Lymon
"There are so many great memories about this recording. At the beginning we made mistakes and laughed and Henry Glover decided to leave them in. At the end of the song, to get the effect he wanted during my speaking part, Frankie put his arms around my waist and squeezed me so I could hardly breathe. It was an honor working so closely with this great recording artist."
Denise and Peg were on this session.

Everything's Coming Up Roses -- Jack Wild
Cotton Candy -- Jack Wild
Old Man -- Jack Wild
The backup singers on the above three songs by Jack Wild were Denise, Ricky Randell, Denise's brother Michael and Dottie Ferri. All of the above three recordings were from Jack Wild's album called "Everything's Coming Up Roses."

I'll Walk The Line -- Don Costa
While the three Delicates were rehearsing with Don Costa for their next release, Don asked them to clap on his existing musical track of "I'll Walk The Line."
The clappers were the three girls, Denise's Mom and 2 brothers.
It was a fun "familty affair"... another great memory with the great Don Costa!

Denise’s Discography…1959-2008

The Delicates
Johnny Bunny
My First Date
Black and White Thunderbird
Ronnie is My Lover
Too Young to Date
The Kiss
Your Happiest Years
Flip Flip
Not Tomorrow
Little Ship
Ringa Ding
Strange Love
I Don’t Know Why
Dickie Went And Did It
Little Boy Of Mine (version 1)
Little Boy Of Mine (version 2 w/Cleftones)
Johnny (4 Seasons doing backup)
Jaguar Rock
Jersey City Bop
The Submarine Race Watchers' Theme (for Murray the K)
The Swingin' Soiree with Murray The K (radio theme)

Journey To Love -- Al Martino (Delicates first back-up for Teddy Randazzo)
You're Nearer -- Steve Lawrence
When The Bells Stop Ringing -- Frankie Sardo
I Know Why And So Do You -- Frankie Sardo
Frankie (demo for Connie Francis)
Don’t Just Stand There -- Patty Duke
Batman Theme (demo for Hugo Montenegro)
Banquet For the World -- Tommy Leonetti
I Belong To You (duet with Nick Massi)

Everything's Coming Up Roses -- Jack Wild album (1971)
Old Man (Na Na Na Song)
Cotton Candy
Ape Man
Push Bike Song
What Have They Done To My Song Ma
(Holy Moses) Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Lou Christie
Lightning Strikes
Rhapsody In The Rain (uncensored)
Rhapsody In The Rain (censored)
Always Something There to Remind Me
Baby, We Got To Runaway
Du Ronda
Heat Wave
Cryin' In The Streets
You’ve Got Your Troubles
Goin' Out Of My Head

Frankie Valli
Cry For Me
The Proud One
You’re Ready Now

with Rick Randell
When I Was A Kid
There’s Nothing In This World -- Silky and Sage
Are You Satisfied -- Silky and Sage
Where Do I Go
Hold My Hand
Sweet Love
Dirty Lies
One More Minute
Bo Diddley
Everybody Groove
You Better Make Up Your Mind
Did You Ever Think You’d See Me Cryin’
Tighter, Tighter
Calico -- Alive and Kickin' (for Tommy James)

I Put The Bomp -- Frankie Lymon
I’ll Walk The Line -- Don Costa
Go Down By the Water And Cry -- Kitty Kallen
There's So Much Love All Around Me (demo for Paul Vance)
My Pride (demo for Jose Feliciano)

Nashville backups for Tommy DeVito
You Can Have What’s Left Of Me -- Tommy Bell (Nashville/Tommy DeVito)
The Devil In Your Smile
I Just Don’t Believe It (Lenny T. Richards/Nashville/Tommy DeVito)

Jessica James and the Outlaws
Give Her Up Baby -- Jessica James and the Outlaws
We’ll Be Makin Out -- Jessica James and the Outlaws (Lou Christie joined Denise and Bernadette for 3 part backup, Peggy on lead)

Henry David Thoreau’s WALDEN album 1971 -- Nature (group)
James Collins Shanty
Everybody Hears a Different Drummer
Poem Of Creation
Do Your Own Thing
Marlboro Road
Reflections On A Reflection
Within Without

Michelle V (Nashville/Tommy DeVito Productions)
Passing Through
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Seven Star Gum Balm (1959)
Pepsi Cola (come alive w/Lou Christie)
Mennen Protein 21 Shampoo (with the Rascals)
Shoprite Can-Can (first of the series)
Honor Instruments
Yellow Pages
Yardley Perfume
Ballantine Beer
Blue Bonnet Margarine
Eastern Airlines