History Music / FrankieValliAndTheFourSeasons

18th Sep '16 6:22:28 AM CallingAlameda
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* StepfordSuburbia: A recurring theme of ''Genuine Imitation Life Gazette''.



* VocalTagTeam: When Gaudio reformed the group in the mid-70s, Gerry Polci and Don Ciccone were brought in to share lead vocals with Valli. Many of their bigger hits from this period gave Frankie a more limited role. "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" featured Polci singing the verses and the chorus (Valli sang only the song's bridge), while "Silver Star" was almost a Polci solo performance (Valli provided some harmony vocals toward the end of the song, but that was it). Don Ciccone didn't sing lead on any singles, but he did sing several album tracks, including "Mystic Mr. Sam" and "Rhapsody".

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* VocalTagTeam: When Gaudio reformed the group in the mid-70s, Gerry Polci and Don Ciccone were brought in to share lead vocals with Valli. Many of their bigger hits from this period gave Frankie a more limited role. "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" featured Polci singing the verses and the chorus (Valli sang only the song's bridge), while "Silver Star" was almost a Polci solo performance (Valli provided some harmony vocals toward the end of the song, but that was it). Don Ciccone didn't sing lead on any singles, but he did sing several album tracks, including "Mystic Mr. Sam" and "Rhapsody". What makes this development especially interesting is that the main impetus for reforming the Seasons in the first place had been the sudden revitalization of Valli's solo career.
22nd Jul '16 11:05:24 PM Mdumas43073
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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that has nothing to do with this group. The stage show and movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''Theatre/JerseyBoys''.

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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that name]], but it has nothing to do with this group.group. Nor does the Music/AntonioVivaldi work. The stage show and movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''Theatre/JerseyBoys''.
31st May '16 4:40:19 PM TheBigBopper
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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that has nothing to do with this group. The movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''Theatre/JerseyBoys''.

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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that has nothing to do with this group. The stage show and movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''Theatre/JerseyBoys''.
14th Apr '16 10:52:15 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* SameFaceDifferentName: They released records under a variety of names: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The 4 Seasons Featuring the "sound" of Frankie Valli (yes, that was the actual artist credit), and the Valli Boys. They also did a few novelty songs as The Wonder Who? And then there's the issue of Frankie Valli's solo recordings, which were Four Seasons records in everything but name (they used the same studio and band personnel, and apart from not featuring Frankie's falsetto, were not radically different in style from the songs released under the Four Seasons banner).

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* SameFaceDifferentName: They released records under a variety of names: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The 4 Seasons Featuring the "sound" of Frankie Valli (yes, that was the actual artist credit), and the Valli Boys. They also did a few novelty songs as The Wonder Who? Who?, complete with "guess who they are" promotional gimmick. And then there's the issue of Frankie Valli's solo recordings, which were Four Seasons records in everything but name (they used the same studio and band personnel, and apart from not featuring Frankie's falsetto, were not radically different in style from the songs released under the Four Seasons banner).
31st Mar '16 4:22:43 PM Classicalfan626
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* SameFaceDifferentName: They released records under a variety of names: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The 4 Seasons Featuring the "sound" of Frankie Valli (yes, that was the actual artist credit), and the Valli Boys. They also did a few novelty songs as The Wonder Who? And then there's the issue of Frankie Valli's solo recordings, which were Four Seasons records in everything but name (they used the same studio personnel, and apart from not featuring Frankie's falsetto, were not radically different in style from the songs released under the Four Seasons banner).

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* SameFaceDifferentName: They released records under a variety of names: The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The 4 Seasons Featuring the "sound" of Frankie Valli (yes, that was the actual artist credit), and the Valli Boys. They also did a few novelty songs as The Wonder Who? And then there's the issue of Frankie Valli's solo recordings, which were Four Seasons records in everything but name (they used the same studio and band personnel, and apart from not featuring Frankie's falsetto, were not radically different in style from the songs released under the Four Seasons banner).
12th Jun '15 1:06:00 PM Morgenthaler
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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that has nothing to do with this group. The movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''JerseyBoys''.

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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that has nothing to do with this group. The movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''JerseyBoys''.
''Theatre/JerseyBoys''.
10th Dec '14 12:47:42 AM cheesequake
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* ConceptAlbum: 1968's ''Genuine Imitation Life Gazette''. Inspired by Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' and co-written by folk artist JakeHolmes, it was essentially their equivalent to Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Music/{{Smile}}'', except it was finished and released (then mostly ignored).

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* ConceptAlbum: 1968's ''Genuine Imitation Life Gazette''. Inspired by Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' and co-written by folk artist JakeHolmes, Jake Holmes, it was essentially their equivalent to Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Music/{{Smile}}'', except it was finished and released (then mostly ignored).


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* OneHeadTaller: Frankie Valli (5'5") and Bob Gaudio (6'2")


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* StageName: A couple members of the group donned pseudonyms, most notably Frankie Valli himself, born Francesco Castelluccio. Bassist Nick Massi's birth name was Nicholas Macioci while his eventual replacement Joe Long was born Joseph [=LaBracio=].
26th Nov '14 9:05:38 AM Classicalfan626
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The classic UsefulNotes/NewJersey Italian-American pop band with countertenor Frankie Valli in the lead. His soaring falsetto helped provide the group's trademark sound, though latter hits do not feature the falsetto. Odds are you've heard one of their songs on an oldies station, as they play in constant rotation. Some of their biggest hits (most of which were written by the songwriting collaboration of Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe) include "Walk Like a Man", "Sherry", and "Big Girls Don't Cry". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

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The classic UsefulNotes/NewJersey Italian-American pop rock band with countertenor Frankie Valli in the lead. His soaring falsetto helped provide the group's trademark sound, though latter hits do not feature the falsetto. Odds are you've heard one of their songs on an oldies station, as they play in constant rotation. Some of their biggest hits (most of which were written by the songwriting collaboration of Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe) include "Walk Like a Man", "Sherry", and "Big Girls Don't Cry". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.



* TheFifties: Actually, the early and mid-60s outside of "Apple of My Eye" (1956), but the group's signature sound was a style more associated with the early '60s than anything. In fact, some don't even realize that the later '70s hits are The Four Seasons.

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* TheFifties: Actually, the early and mid-60s outside of "Apple of My Eye" (1956), but the group's signature sound was a style more associated with the early '60s 1960s than anything. In fact, some don't even realize that the later '70s hits are The Four Seasons.
30th Aug '14 6:37:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* VisitByDivorcedDad: "Saturday's Father".
27th Jun '14 5:15:36 AM Tdarcos
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There is a [[Film/TheFourSeasons movie of the same name]] that has nothing to do with this group. The movie that ''does'' profile this group is ''JerseyBoys''.
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