|Addrisi Brothers - Cherrystone
Del-Fi Records DFCD 71254
I can't help comparing the Addrisi with the Everly Brothers as the only way to define them in a few words. But these two brothers from near Boston had a different sound provided by the same musicians who backed Ritchie Valens and the same studio where some early Latino rocks like La Bamba or Hippy Hippy Shake were recorded. So there you got it; two brothers harmonising surrounded by a Latino feeling and sound. Till the release of this CD the late 50's and early 60's recordings of Addrisi Brothers for Bob Keane's Del-Fi Records where unknown except for the more ardent record collectors, instead the two brothers have been known since the mid 60's as the writers of the over 300 times covered Never My Love, one of the most played songs of all the times right behind Yesterday (Paul McCartney), nothing to do with Rock and Roll at all!
This first ever Addrisi Brothers compilation offers the four 45's of the duo released by Del-Fi back in 1959 including the great Cherrystone, four demos, four unreleased tracks and their first single released by Brad with I'll Be True and Everybody Happy two Everly sound alike good songs. A must for the lovers of Bob Keane's gallery of stars.
Carlos Diaz, Rock Therapy Magazine 1999