HOKIS POKIS….”NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE” / “DING DING DONG”

TODAYS FEATURED ARTIST IS HOKIS POKIS…THIS VERY TALENTED GROUP WAS HUGE IN THE NEW YOUR CITY NIGHT CLUBS IN THE MID 1970’S.  THEY SIGNED A RECORDING CONTRACT WITH TK RECORDS, ON THEIR SHIELD LABEL IN 1975.

THE GROUPS FIRST BIG HIT WAS “NOWHERE”… WITH ANOTHER CLUB FAVORITE… “CAN’T WAIT FOR LOVE” ON THE FLIP SIDE (SHIELD 6101).  HOKIS POKIS FOLLOWED THAT 1975 HIT WITH ANOTHER IN THAT YEAR…A CLASSIC CLUB FAVORITE…”SWING”.  THE FLIP SIDE OF THE RECORD…”GETCHA GIRL” ON (SHIELD 6103) ALSO RECEIVED MANY SPINS IN NEW YORK NIGHT CLUBS.

HOKIS POKIS TOURED WITH LABEL MATES, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND AND RECORDED OTHER TUNES ON VARIOUS LABELS.  THEIR NEW CD IS TITLED…”COLORS”.  THERE ARE A VARIETY OF STYLES ON THE ALBUM FROM COUNTRY TO 50’S STYLE POP…THE GROUP REFERS TO THEIR STYLE TODAY AS…”20TH CENTURY DOOWOP”.

“NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE” IS FROM A NEW ANTHONY TARSITANO MOVIE…”ICE”, STARRING TONY MUSANTI AND KEVIN CORRIGAN.  THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE GROUP….WHO HAVE BEEN FRIEND FOREVER ARE…NICKEY SPANO…JOE SCAROLA AND JOEY DIGIROLAMO…I HAVE BEEN PLAYING THIS WONDERFUL TUNE ON MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN GREAT.  I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL TUNE ALONG WITH “DING DING DONG” .  YOU CAN BECOME FRIEND WITH THE GROUP BY GOING TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE…THEIR 1975 HITS ARE ON YOUTUBE FOR YOU TO ENJOY.

HERE IS…HOKIS POKIS….SINGING THEIR TWO NEW HITS…”NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE”  AND  “DING DING DONG”

Now That You’re Gone (from the movie ‘Ice’)

Ding Ding Dong

 

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT)

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