The Four-Evers

Profile:
US vocal group from Brooklyn, NY.
Members: Steve Tudanger, John Cipriani, Nick Zagami, Joe DiBenedetto.
Brooklyn doo wop outfit the Four-Evers remain best known for their 1964 hit "Be My Girl," a record boasting such ebullient harmonies that many believed it featured the Four Seasons under an alias. Co-founders Steve Tudanger and John Cipriani first teamed as middle schoolers, forming Marty & the Joltineers with classmate Marty Joltin in 1957. After adding Sal Ruggiero, the group renamed itself the Vocal Lords and cut "At Seventeen" for the tiny Argo label. In 1960 Tudanger and Cipriani teamed with Nick Zagami and Joe DiBenedetto of rival Brooklyn quartet the Paladins to create the Four-Evers. Upon signing to Columbia the following year, the group issued its debut single, the Al Kasha-produced "You Belong to Me." The record went nowhere, and in 1963 Kasha introduced the Four-Evers to producer Bob Crewe, who brokered a new deal with Smash Records. Crewe also enlisted Four Seasons writer Bob Gaudio to helm their label debut, "Lover Come Back to Me." After reaching the national charts twice in 1964 via "Be My Girl" and "(Say I Love You) Doo Bee Dum," the Four-Evers' career nosedived, and they ricocheted from label to label, releasing efforts for Constellation ("Out of the Crowd") and Red Bird ("You Never Had It So Good") and even returning to Columbia for the 1966 one-off "A Lovely Way to Say Goodnight." The Four-Evers split in 1967 -- Tudanger briefly served with Ellie Greenwich and Mike Rashkow's Definitive Rock Chorale before reuniting with DiBenedetto to form the Playhouse, issuing a pair of singles for Jeff Barry's label Steed. Tudanger later mounted a solo career, issuing singles on the Chelsea and Big Tree labels. He also teamed with Steve Feldman to co-produce Greenwich's cult-classic Let It Be Written, Let It Be Sung LP, and sang backup on records by the Archies, Lobo, and Andy Kim. In subsequent years Tudanger focused on advertising, singing the immortal Almond Joy candy bar jingle "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't!" He also cut spots for Life Savers and Toyota prior to his death on January 1, 2006.
Sites:
Variations:
[a2716746]

Artist

Singles & EPs

The Four-Evers - You Belong To Me / Such A Good Night For Dreaming album art The Four-Evers You Belong To Me / Such A Good Night For Dreaming Columbia US 1962 Sell This Version
The Four-Evers - Lover Come Back To Me / It's Love album art The Four-Evers Lover Come Back To Me / It's Love (Single) Smash Records (4) US 1963 Sell This Version
The Four-Evers - (Say I Love You) Doo Be Dum album art The Four-Evers (Say I Love You) Doo Be Dum (Single) Smash Records (4) US 1964 Sell This Version
The Four-Evers - If I Were A Magician album art The Four-Evers If I Were A Magician (Single) Mercury Canada 1964 Sell This Version
The Four-Evers - (I'm Walking) Out Of The Crowd / Stormy album art 4 Evers* (I'm Walking) Out Of The Crowd / Stormy (Single) Constellation Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Four-Evers - A Lovely Way To Say Goodnight / The Girl I Wanna Bring Home album art The Four Evers* A Lovely Way To Say Goodnight / The Girl I Wanna Bring Home (Single) Columbia UK & Ireland 1966 Sell This Version
COL 4280 The Four-Evers - Wooden Heart / Be My Girl album art Joe Dowell / The Four Evers* Joe Dowell / The Four Evers* - Wooden Heart / Be My Girl(7") Collectables COL 4280 US 1992 Sell This Version
10-078 The Four-Evers - What A Scene album art The Four-Evers What A Scene(7", Promo) Red Bird 10-078 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

The Four-Evers - Forever More album art The Four-Evers Forever More (Comp) Magic Carpet US 2000 Sell This Version
The Four-Evers - Our Special Sound album art The 4Four Evers* Our Special Sound (Comp) Magic Carpet US Unknown Sell This Version

Videos (9) Edit