Friday, March 22, 2019

The Addrisi Brothers







The Addrisi Brothers are best remembered today for their early-'70s Columbia hit "We've Got to Get It on Again," and for writing the Association/Fifth Dimension hit "Never My Love." Don Addrisi (1938-1984) and Dick Addrisi (b. 1941) actually date back as a musical team to the 1950s. Their parents were part of a family acrobatic act, the Flying Addrisis, but Don and Dick chose music as their career, and by the mid-'50s, with the help from comedian Lenny Bruce, who was a fan, they got their first professional representation. The family was initially lured out to California by the prospect of Don and Dick getting parts on The Mickey Mouse Club -- that didn't work out, but they were eventually signed to Bob Keane's Del-Fi label, where they recorded a series of singles that veered from Everly Brothers-style rock & roll to somewhat more cloying teen-pop numbers.

They never really hit it big, however, and after further attempts at recording success on Imperial and Warner Brothers, they turned their attention to songwriting -- both were natural musicians and Don was a music school graduate, and they were signed to Valiant Records. During this period, they signed up a new vocal act called the Association, who eventually recorded "Never My Love," an Addrisi Brothers original that went to number two on the charts and put them permanently on the map of songwriters.

They re-emerged briefly as recording artists in their own right in the early '70s with a one-off hit single for Columbia entitled "We've Got to Get It on Again," and were probably most visible during that period as authors and singers of the title theme to the ABC series Nanny and the Professor -- their harmony singing was as good as ever...




All the Best (Earlier years)

01. The Addrisi Brothers - You Got Something Baby           
02. The Addrisi Brothers - Side By Side (In Our Dreams)     
03. The Addrisi Brothers - What A Night For Love            
04. The Addrisi Brothers - Cherrystone                      
05. The Addrisi Brothers - Back To The Old Salt Mine        
06. The Addrisi Brothers - It´s Love                        
07. The Addrisi Brothers - The Dance Is Over                
08. The Addrisi Brothers - The Old Salt Mine                
09. The Addrisi Brothers - Everybody Happy                  
10. The Addrisi Brothers - Four Little Girls                
11. The Addrisi Brothers - Saving My Kisses                 
12. The Addrisi Brothers - Un Jarro              


We've Got to Get It On Again (1972)

01. The Addrisi Brothers - Words And Music                  
02. The Addrisi Brothers - You Make It All Worthwhile       
03. The Addrisi Brothers - We've Got To Get It On Again     
04. The Addrisi Brothers - Windy Wakefield                  
05. The Addrisi Brothers - I Can Feel You                   
06. The Addrisi Brothers - One Last Time                    
07. The Addrisi Brothers - Love Is On The Line              
08. The Addrisi Brothers - She's Just Laughing At Me        
09. The Addrisi Brothers - Twogether                        
10. The Addrisi Brothers - Never My Love                    
11. The Addrisi Brothers - I Can Count On You               
12. The Addrisi Brothers - Lifetime            




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