Big Bands and Orchestras

Van Martin Productions has hundreds of Bands and Orchestras to choose from. Below are just a few.
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The Cadiallacs

The Cadiallacs. The renowned group has written and recorded such hits as The Girl I Love, Speedo and the frequently recorded hit song Gloria.

From 1954 to the present, the group has excited audiences around the world. Recipients of the Smithsonian Pioneer Rhythm & Blues Awards in Washington, DC and Los Angeles.

When we envision the music of the 50's, for most of us it was a group of guys standing on some street corner harmonizing.  The songs we sang typified a kind of feeling, an experience of what those moments were about.  

Earl Lewis and the Channels
Earl Lewis, "Mr. Excitement", and his fabulous Channels, take us all the way back and make it happen again.  It was not only their songs that made them famous, but the desire of every kid on every street corner to sing those songs and sound just like them.

Earl Lewis and the Channel are making appearances in all major oldie shows, private clubs and specialty affairs.  They have become one of the most popular groups in the oldies circuit.

The Earls
Spanning from the late 1950's into 2000 and beyond, The Earls have been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies, ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans.  

Larry Chance & The Earls represent the music that helped to define Rock n Roll.  The original doo-wop era that put the street-corner society onto the national charts.

Born in South Philadephia, Larry attended school with the likes of Fabian, Frankie Avalon and a cuddly guy named Ernest Evans, who became a lot better known when he changed his name to Chubby Checker.  When his family moved to the Bronx, Larry realized that vocal groups were to be found on almost every street corner, so he developed one of his own in 1957 with five friends from his school.  Later on the disc jockey Murray the "K" gave The Earls their first major break.  As a result of overwhelming phone-in votes on Murray's contests, The Earl's single Life is But A Dream beat the competition and went on to be a smash.  It was followed by Remember Then and other super hits which gave The Earls FOUR hits on CBS-FM's "500 greatest records of all time".

The Harptones
From the group of youngsters singing against each other on the streets of New York's East Side and Harlem, emerged The Harptones.  Formed in 1953, The Harptones have been able to earn universal acceptance and respect of the fans, critics, and their perrs alike, without the benefit of a significant charted hit or degree of exposure afforder many of their contemporaries.

Sunday Kind of Love, their fist recording, played on WMCA in New York City in 1954 by Hal Jackson, was an overnight hit.  Life Is But A Dream, That's The Way It Goes, My Memories Of You, Three Wishes, So Good So Fine, (all written by Raoul J. Cita) are some of the group's recordings that are still requested.

Such standards as: The Shrine Of St Cecilia, The Masquerade Is Over, Since I Fell For You, Laughing On The Outside, and What will I Tell My Heart.  All are still requested and receive  standing ovations.

Crown Heights Affair

Crown Heights Affai, known to some as R & B Dance Music pioneers, originally began its recording career in Brooklyn, NY.  Taking its name from a section of that borough which was a breeding ground for may R & B flavored groups, Crown Heights Affair quckly rose to become known as one of the popular groups of the 70's thru 80's.

The group is a unit consiting of a 5-piece rhythm section along with a horn section which defines the Crown Heights Affaird sound.  They are know for their horn-driven infectious dance music with pop overtones.  Crown Heights Affair's recording career began in 1973 when they recorded their first album for RCA Records.  After releasing 3 singles for RCA, the group found their way to De-Lite Records in 1975 where they recorded an instant top-5 R & B smash Dreaming A Dream.

The group went on to record more than 6 albums and performed thoughout the United State, Europe and Aftica.  Dreaming A Dream, Dancin, Every Beat Of My aheart and Say A Prayer For You are just a few of the Crown Heights Affair hit singles which brought them to National acclaim in the 70's and 80's.

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