There isn’t much original research surfacing these days re the Four Seasons career, as legal negotiations continue re the unpublished story Tommy De Vito co-wrote with late Four Seasons fan Rex Woodard and it may be sometime till we see this original story on which (allegedly) Jersey Boys is based. And Charlie Calello’s book is still being edited so little new there.
However we do have some interesting detail re the mid-sixties period coming along later this year as we all prepare in the UK for Frankie Valli’s UK Summer Tour 2012. We’ll get reviews and views posted here in due course.
With no NEW music surfacing for collectors we have had to be content this year compiling our data re Four Seasons recordings and releases in the 50s to 70s sessionography series from a template developed in Word by Tom Cramlington.
We are glad we have now been able to complete this with the last section.
When it came to the Motown Years sessions (1971 – 1974) we discovered that so much material is unreleased that we needed a new layout to combine the released and unreleased and the master numbers and other data available.
We decided to combine all that we had into an Excel spreadsheet that would easily distinguish the two groups of recordings.
So on our Sessionography web site (see here)
we provide a link to this file so the world can see the extent of the work Frankie and the group did at their labels and elsewhere.
Or get the file for the Motown sessions directly here.
Please read our amended Introduction notes re this and if you want to read our previous blog notes re the story of the releases indicated as on the Tapes Index in the Motown vaults you will find this below in two Parts.
- ‘The Mowest Story’ (now available as a pdf file here)
- Bob Crewe at Motown Download the FULL story as a pdf here
We hope to speak to Frankie Valli on his UK tour in June 2012 and see if he has any interest in the unreleased material still within the Motown vault.