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“Count Every Star”

(Sammy Gallop, Bruno Coquatrix)

Whale 500

No. 35    June 19, 1961




They were talented, but to be a flash-in-the-pan was their fate.   Histories handmaidens have take time to

delineate  that Donnie is Louis Burgio.    Louie and his group were Italian-Americans from New York City.

Beyond that little had been explicated by the time that this piece was constructed (1988).    It all happened

so fast…way too fast; like some shooting star, or asteroid.    “Count Every Star,” their reworking of the Ray

Anthony (#4, 1950)/Dick Haynes (# 10, 1950) chartings was their first waxing, their and their mini-labels’

first record release.   The Dreamers had the right to do IT; that is dream of THE big break through.   Decca

Records offered the guys a contract.   Louie was a talented lad, and the Dreamers, well, they had something

distinctive about them.   Ah, surely eminence and opulence would follow…possibly.


Whale Records issued “My Memories of You” (#79, 1961) as their initial follow-up. Hungry to get a few

extra miles out of their departing group, Whale issued another Dreamers single, “Life is But a Dream,” as

by “Kenny & the Whalers.”  Few noticed the latter and the disk is now as rare as clean air.   Decca Records

rush out what would be the units last recording.   “Carole” b/w “Ruby My Love” never received much

promotion.   still fewer Neo-doo-Woppers even knew the record existed.


What went wrong?   What became of these Dreamers?