Sunday, January 25, 2009

Frank Rondell & the Chancellors

Frank Rondell & The Chancellors
L.toR. : Bob Grey, Ross Mallard, Bill Herechuck, Al Vandetti
kneeling is Frank Rondell

Golden Triangle 1003 (early 1964)

713 E.Midland St. Bay City, Michigan

11543 - Tru Gee
11544 - Ain't goin' Home

Both songs are originals written by Frank Rondell.

Frank Rondell (born Frank Anthony Chiarelli) & the Chancellors were from Hamilton, Ontario. They previously recorded for Canatal (covering Carl Perkins "Your True Love" and Ronnie Hawkins "Someone Like You".

Following the Golden Triangle recording, another single was issued the same year on the Indiana Fujimo label.

Later, Frank was a member of The Magic Bubble. The group performed light showtunes alternating psychedelia, recorded for Columbia (1970-71). [His sister Rita was member of this group. She is known today as Rita Chiarelli and she sings the blues. She has even been dubbed "the goddess of Canadian blues"]

More recently, Frank would join Custer's Last Band (one single on Golden Chariot) before going solo to record for the Roto Noto label and in recent years has toured on his own in a "Tribute To Ray Charles" revue. See the video below :



1 comment:

  1. Frank - you were always a class act - I was proud to have played drums with you for a while - hope we meet up again soon - Jim Blake - Burlington - Tony Sciaro put me on to you also Wayne Catania says hi